Duke's Social Science Research Institute (SSRI) offers consultations to undergrads.
Search terms to combine for guide books:
Need to cite your own thesis? Here's a suggestion, based on APA style:
Lastname, Firstname (2011) My incredibly well-written Public Policy thesis: The best experience of my life (Undergraduate honors thesis). Available from DukeSpace. (http://hdl.handle.net/101##/####)
Enter your thesis into competition for the Aptman Prize or Holsti Prize for a chance to win $$ and be recognized at a reception.
The Libraries offer special privileges to support students writing a thesis for graduation with distinction.
Links to the major citation style guides, with examples of how to cite various materials
Citation Management Tools
Start early using a citation management tool; it will help you assemble your citations, format them, and insert them in your paper.
Doing Research in Political Science
by Paul Pennings, Hans Keman and Jan Kleinnijenhuis; Perkins stacks
Craft of Political Research
Phillips Shively; Perkins stacks
Writing for the Government
Allyn & Bacon Series in Technical Communication; Perkins stacks<
Style Manual for Political Science
From APSA; Perkins Reference Desk
Complete Guide to Citing Government Information Resources: A Manual for Social Science and Business Research
by Debora Cheney for LexisNexis; Perkins Reference Desk
Citing U.S. Government Publications
onlinge guide from Indiana University based on Cheney book above
Once accepted by your department, submit your thesis electronically to University Archives. It will be stored and made accessible under a Creative Commons license through DukeSpace, the Library's digital repository. Your thesis will be assigned a persistent URL to share with others for easy access.
Submission standards for Honors papers
How to format your paper and submit it electronically to University Archives