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Lund University

International Master's Programmes (Social Sciences): Academic Writing

Development Studies, Global Studies, Social Studies of Gender, Middle Eastern Studies, Data analysis


The AWELU platform is an online resource for academic writing in English at Lund University.

It should be noted that AWELU is not a course platform, but a resource platform for self-help, in the sense that the resources have been designed to help individual users working with their texts

Research methods

Are you looking for literature on social research methods? Use these guides for tips: 

Research Methods & Encyclopedias in Social Sciences is our guide to a selection of books on methods, research and academic writing in the social sciences. All books are available at the Social Science Faculty Library or as an e-book.

Sage Research Methods Online is a tool designed to help you create research projects and understand the methods behind them. Here you'll find over 1400 method terms described and about 600 books and encyclopedias on research methods.

Citing & Referencing

Which reference system to use depends on your subject and your tutor, so be sure to ask for advice at your department.

Here you can find several guides on how to cite and make references according to APA, Harvard and Oxford, the most used reference styles within the social sciences:

Academic Honesty

Tools for reference management

A reference management software will help you collect and sort the references you need in your work.

You can use it to add citations in your Word document or just add a reference list at the end of your paper.

All students and staff at Lund University are welcome to use EndNote and RefWorks for free. For more information and guidance go to:

Publish your thesis!