You will find here a few simple guidelines on writing scholarly essays, articles and reports. They were created for students in historic buildings, so there is a certain flavour of built heritage about them. The principles apply more widely though.

For those wondering how to sort the wheat from the chaff when it comes to material on the Web, Internet Detective is an excellent and entertaining tutorial on online research. It includes guidance on the citation of online sources.

Working with the authorities

A great deal of the research on historic buildings being undertaken in the UK and Ireland today is by or for local and national authorities. Much research is directed towards obtaining official consent for alterations to (or conservation of) listed buildings (UK) or protected structures (Eire). Useful guides to producing reports for these purposes include: