Skip to main content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.

LIBRARY

Political Science Research Guide: Your
writing

Writing political science essays

Style guides

Get help with your writing & formatting citations.

Citation management software such as RefWorks

Programs such as RefWorks and Zotero can simplify citing sources and generating bibliographies in proper format.

Be an organized writer

Writing and Communication Centre

UWaterloo's Writing and Communication Centre.

Meet with teaching associates about any writing project. Work with them on:

  • writing anything from a memo to a major research paper
  • learning how to revise, edit, and proofread
  • organizing your thoughts and ideas
  • incorporating your research and citing sources

Establish your identity as a researcher

Consider creating an Open Researcher and Contributor ID. ORCiD provides you with a persistent digital identifier that distinguishes you from every other researcher.