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Provides resources, strategies and information on conducting research in archaeology

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Jeffrey Martin
110E Hatcher Graduate Library

University of Michigan

Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1205
(734) 936-2344

Key Research Guides for Graduate Students

Literature Review Documents

Reading, Writing & Publishing

Becker, H.S. (2007). Writing for social scientists: how to start and finish your thesis, book, or article. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. (EBook Central

Becker, H.S. (1998). Tricks of the trade: how to think about your research while you’re doing it. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. (Hatcher Graduate Library & Shapiro Undergraduate Library:

Galvan. J.L. (2014). Writing literature reviews: a guide for students of the social and behavioral sciences. 6th ed. Los Angeles, CA: Pyrczak. (Hatcher Graduate Library: H 61.8 .G34 2014)

Raff, J. (2013). "How to read and understand a scientific paper: a guide for non-scientists," Violent Metaphors. Aug 25, 2013.

Silvia, P.J. (2019). How to write a lot : a practical guide to productive academic writing. 2nd ed. Washington: American Psychological Association. (EBSCO eBooks)

Sommers, R. & Sommers, B. (2002). A practical guide to behavioral research: tools and techniques. New York: Oxford University Press. (Hatcher Graduate Library: H 62 .S712 2002)

Thody. A. (2006). Writing and presenting research. London; Thousand Oaks, CA : Sage Publications. (Online: in Sage Research Methods)