SBS 400 Library Guide

Senior Capstone Seminar - Writing for the Social Sciences

Research process

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"How Do I ..." provides help on how to look for and use various library resources and services.

Course Guides

This link provides access to an index of web pages related to Library Instruction and library resources for specific courses at CSUMB.

Ask a Librarian:

Eddy Hogan, Coordinator of Collection Development, is the Library's liaison to Social, Behavioral & Global Studies. Once your senior capstone project has been approved, you may request a one-on-one, in-person consultation with Mr. Hogan to explore relevant information resources. Pre-capstone research assistance from a librarian is available in a variety of ways.

See also

See also the CSUMB Library's research guides on: Anthropology & Archaeology, Business, California & Local History, Ethnic & Cultural Studies, Economics, Education, Gender Studies, Geographic Information Systems, Government Information, History, Media Studies & Journalism, Political Science and Law, Psychology, Public Policy, Social Work, Sociology & Social Issues, and Statistical Information.

Books

Writing for the social sciences: books

The following books provide introductions to the language conventions, specific formats, and various methodologies involved in writing research papers and senior capstone projects within selected disciplines of the social and behavioral sciences.

Social Sciences - General

Doing a Literature Search: A Comprehensive Guide for the Social Sciences

Good Essay Writing: A Social Sciences Guide

Making Sense: Social Sciences: A Student's Guide to Research and Writing

Writing Literature Reviews: A Guide for Students of the Social and Behavioral Sciences

Anthropology

Collaborative Autoethnography

Composing Ethnography: Alternative Forms of Qualitative Writing

Writing Ethnographic Fieldnotes

Archaeology

Writing Archaeology: Telling Stories About the Past

Economics

A Guide for the Young Economist

The Student's Guide to Writing Economics

Geographic Information Systems

Making Sense: A Student's Guide to Research and Writing: Geography & Environmental Sciences

History

The Historian's Toolbox: A Student's Guide to the Theory and Craft of History

A Pocket Guide to Writing in History

A Short Guide to Writing About History

Psychology

Writing for Psychology

Writing Papers in Psychology: A Student Guide

Sociology

A Sociology Writer's Guide

Writing in Sociology

Websites

Writing for the social sciences: websites

The following websites provide introductions to the language conventions, specific formats, and various methodologies involved in writing research papers and senior capstone projects within selected disciplines of the social and behavioral sciences.

Social Sciences - General

Annotated Bibliographies (University of North Carolina)

Case Studies (Colorado State University)

Ethnography, Observational Research, and Narrative Inquiry (Colorado State University)

Group Writing (University of North Carolina)

Literature Reviews (University of North Carolina)

Making an Academic Poster Presentation (Northern Arizona University)

Survey Research (Colorado State University)

Understanding Plagiarism (Colorado State University)

What is Critical Reading? (University of Leicester)

Writing Abstracts (Colorado State University)

Writing Book Reviews (Colorado State University)

Writing Summaries (Colorado State University

Anthropology

Writing for Anthropology (University of North Carolina)

Archaeology

CSUMB senior capstone on archaeology topic (example)

Economics

(suggest a website)

Geographic Information Systems

CSUMB senior capstone on GIS topic (example)

History

A Brief Guide to Writing the History Paper (Harvard University)

Writing for History (University North Carolina)

Psychology

A Brief Guide to Writing the Psychology Paper (Harvard University)

Writing for Psychology (University of North Carolina)

Sociology

Writing for Sociology (University of North Carolina)

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