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There are 7 sections on this page:
Guides on writing history essays
Be an organized writer
- Annotated bibliographies
- Research essays
- Policy briefs
- Literature reviews
- Critical reflections
- Article reviews
Try using this step by step way to build an annotated bibliography:
Annotated Bibliography Assignment Planner
This tool guides you through the steps of building an annotated bibliography AND it calculates how much time to spend on each component in order to get the assignment completed by the due date.
Reference management software
Programs such as RefWorks, Zotero, and Mendeley can make citing sources and generating bibliographies in proper format simpler for researchers.
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 dissertation
- learning how to revise, edit, and proofread
- organizing your thoughts and ideas
- incorporating your research and citing sources
Chicago Manual of Style and other writing guides
Establish yourself as an author
1. Create your open researcher identification
Consider creating an Open Researcher and Contributor ID. ORCiD provides you with a persistent digital identifier that distinguishes you from every other researcher.
- ORCiD enables you to obtain a unique 16 digit identification number that can be used to tie you to your work.
2. Know your author rights
- Author Rights (UWaterloo Library guide)
Your Rights, and Keeping Them; Publishing Considerations; Theses Concerns
3. Submit your work for publication
For example: "The Sankofa Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies is a peer-reviewed journal that supports the amplification of subaltern and marginalized voices at the University of Waterloo. The journal encourages submissions from all University of Waterloo communities (staff, faculty, undergraduate, and graduate students) from across all faculties and disciplines. Sankofa encourages us to 'look back' to 'move forward' by challenging traditional and eurocentric ideals of scholarship. We seek interdisciplinary works (original content that is rooted with-in and with-out the academe) that are rooted in praxis."