Good books or papers to recommend to Social Sim beginners

I’m looking for good introductory works to recommend to those who want to start or are just starting in ABMs, specifically in the social sciences.

Hi mhinsch
A paper I found very useful was Agent-Based Modeling in Public Health: Current Applications and Future Directions
by Melissa Tracy

Robert Axelrod and Leigh Tesfatsion’s guide might be a good starting point:

On-Line Guide for Newcomers to ABM (Axelrod and Tesfatsion)

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