Several books can help you in writing a research paper.

Make sure you read the Bates College Statement on Academic Honesty and A Guide to Source Acknowledgments.

Specific information on economics papers and research

Andreano, Ralph L., Evan Ira Farber, Sabron Reynolds. 1967. The Student Economist’s Handbook. Cambridge, Schenkman. Bates Library call#: Z 7164 .E2 A63

McCloskey, Donald N. 1987. The Writing of Economics. New York, Macmillan Publishing Co. Bates Library call#: PE 1479 .E35 M33 1987

Officer, Lawrence H., Daniel H. Saks, Judith A. Saks. 1980. So You Have to Write an Economics Term Paper. East Lansing, Michigan, Graduate School of Business Administration Division of Research. The Writing Workshop has a reference copy of this book.

General help on writing, including organization and style

Strunk, William Jr., and E. B. White. 1979. The Elements of Style. New York, Macmillan. (available in bookstore) Bates Library call#: PE 1408 .S772 1979

Turabian, Kate L. 1987. A Manual for Writers of Term Papers, Theses, and Dissertations. 5th edition. Chicago, University of Chicago Press. Call#: LB 2369 .T8 1987

There are three additional books that will both entertain and tell you a lot about how economists think and write. These books are not directed towards that actual writing of a research paper, but they will certainly provide you with a helpful perspective on the whole process.

McCloskey, Donald N. 1985. The Rhetoric of Economics. Madison, University of Wisconsin Press. Bates Library call#: HB 71 .M38 1985

McCloskey, Donald N. 1990. If You’re So Smart: The Narrative of Economic Expertise. Chicago, University of Chicago Press. Bates Library call#: HB 199 .M385 1990

McCloskey, Donald N. 1994. Rhetoric and Persuasion in Economics. New York: Cambridge University Press. Bates Library call#: HB 71 .M378 1994

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