Aleph is dedicated to helping our potential authors through the process of planning, conducting, and compiling their research. We know research can be daunting, but we hope the below resources and guides will help ease the stress of every stage of the research journey.
Each year, Aleph seeks to publish quality research… therefore, we are also dedicated to help our potential research through the process of planning, conducting, and presenting a research project. On this page, you can find guides and resources for each stage of the research project. Directly below are links to some helpful websites. We also incorporated some of their content into sections on this page.
Links to general writing and research resources
- Writing Instruction and Research Education (WI+RE) (Writing and Research)
- UCLA Undergraduate Research Center for the Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (Humanities research tips)
- UCLA Undergraduate Writing Center (Writing)
Getting started: finding a research question
- If you have never done research in the Humanities or Social Sciences before, don’t worry! The following sources are here to help you out!
- Research subject and mentor (When deciding on topic and if a faculty advisor would benefit you)
- Finding a research question
- What Aleph looks for in a research work, includes, but is not limited to:
- Validity and Accuracy
- Power to generate discussion
- Clarity (To both academics as well as a general reader)
- Scheduled research consulting
- Inquiry Lab—Powell Library Consultations which help with learning about strategies, resources, and any question you may have regarding how to engage in doing research and writing a research paper)
- Organizing your material and time
Presenting the results
- For writing a paper, the structure should go like this:
- Abstract and thesis/conclusion
- Organizing supporting evidence
- Qualitative (first-hand sources, analysis)
- Quantitative (stats, numerical values, data of some form)
- Organizing argument
- Thesis & evaluation/significance
- Methodology & Limitations
- Findings & Analysis
Writing and citation guides
- Writing guides
- Resources from undergraduate writing center
- Citation guides
Zotero is also very helpful!