Getting Started

How to Research


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If you have had little experience with researching and writing academic papers you may find it helpful to consult how-to-guides before beginning your assignment.

The following sources are available online:

The following books are available from AU Library:
  • Feminist Research Methods

Nielsen, Joyce M., ed. Feminist Research Methods: Exemplary Readings in the Social
Sciences. Boulder: Westview Press, 1990. HQ 1180 .F329 1990

Reinharz, Shulamit. Feminist Methods in Social Research. New York: Oxford UP, 1992.
HQ 1180 .R412 1992

Roberts, Helen, ed. Doing Feminist Research. London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1981.
HQ 1180 .D65 1981

Stanley, Liz, ed. Feminist Praxis: Research, Theory, and Epistemology in Feminist
Sociology. London: Routledge, 1990. HQ 1180 .F3295 1990

  • Report Writing in the Humanities and Social Sciences

Hart, Chris. Doing a Literature Review: Releasing the Social Science Research
Imagination. London: Sage Publications, 1998. H 62 .H325 1998

Pyrczak, Fred, and Randall R. Bruce. Writing Empirical Research Reports: A Basic
Guide for Students of the Social and Behavioral Sciences. 3rd ed. Los Angeles:
2000. LB 2369 .P998 2000

The Sociology Writing Group. A Guide to Writing Sociology Papers. 2nd ed. New York:
St. Martin's Press, 1991. HM 73 .G946 1991

  • Online Research

Ackermann, Ernest C., and Karen Hartman. The Information Specialist's Guide to
Searching and Researching on the Internet and the World Wide Web. Chicago:
Fitzroy Dearborn, 1999. ZA 4201 .A182 1999

Branscomb, H. Eric. Casting Your Net: A Student's Guide to Research on the Internet.
2nd ed. Boston: Allyn and Bacon, 2000. LB 1047.3 .B821 2000

Harmon, Charles, ed. Using the Internet, Online Services, and CD-ROMs for Writing
Research and Term Papers. 2nd ed. New York: Neal-Schuman, 2000.
LB 1047.3 .U85 2000

Rodrigues, Dawn, and Raymond Rodrigues. The Research Paper and the World Wide
Web. 2nd ed. Upper Saddle River, NJ : Prentice Hall, 2000. LB 2369 .R696 2000

  • General Research and Report Writing

Cryer, Pat. The Research Student's Guide to Success. 2nd ed. Buckingham, Eng.: Open
University, 2000. LB 2395 .C957 2000

Harnack, Andrew. Writing Research Papers: A Student Guide for Use with Opposing
Viewpoints. 2nd ed. San Diego: Greenhaven Press, 1998. LB 2369 .H289 1998

Hult, Christine A. Researching and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Approach. Belmont,
CA: Wadsworth Pub. Co., 1986. LB 2369 .H917

Ingram, Ernest J. Projects: A Guide to Their Use and Design. Calgary: Detselig
Enterprises, 1989. LB 2822.75 .I54

Northey, Margot. Making Sense: A Student's Guide to Writing and Style. Toronto:
Oxford UP, 1987. LB 2369 .N874 1987

Norton, Sarah, and Brian Green. Essay Essentials. Toronto: Holt, Rinehart and Winston
of Canada, 1991. PE 1471 .N888 1991

Veit, Richard. Research: The Student's Guide to Writing Research Papers. 2nd ed.
Boston: Allyn and Bacon, 1998. LB 2369 .V428 1998

Weidenborner, Stephen, and Domenick Caruso. Writing Research Papers: A Guide to
the Process. 5th ed. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1997. LB 1047.3 .W417

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