Preparing to write a research paper
- Conducting research | Here’s an overview from Cornell University Libraries
- Defining a research question | Try the “stases” exercise from Hunter College
- Creating an annotated bibliography
Locating academic articles
- A Database | PlosOne has many open access articles
- A Search engine | Google Scholar
- Political science publications
- Most academic libraries have research guides on their websites, with lists of gated and ungated sites that publish current research
- Many professors publish ungated versions of their papers on their webpages. Or, email them to ask!
Other digital resources
- Project Gutenberg | A resource for free e-books, especially “the classics”.
- Life hacks for college | A guide to surviving the academic side of college for new undergrads. By the excellent Shana Kushner Gadarian.
Publishing your work
- The Concord Review | “The Concord Review is the only quarterly journal in the world to publish the academic research papers of secondary students.”
- ISSCY | ISSCY holds a competition and offers online publication of social science and humanities research to high school students. Sponsored by WFUNA and the GATSVI challenge.
- Medium | Medium is a self-publishing website. I posted a nonsense article here.
- An inspiring law & literature syllabus (here). Because thinking about the big picture is hard to do well and therefore rarely a part of the assignment.