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Research Papers

  • Steps to Writing a Research Paper
    This Rio Salado tutorial provides a comprehensive, step-by-step plan for writing a research paper. It includes a research report check sheet that can serve as a guide for students to personalize their own research plans.
  • The OWL at Purdue
    The OWL at Purdue is a storehouse of general writing resources and includes nearly two dozen research-related links. English 102 students will find this site especially helpful.
  • The OWL at Purdue: Writing a Research Paper
    This resource discusses research papers as a genre, choosing topics, identifying an audience, and finding sources.
  • What is an Academic Paper?
    This resource from the Dartmouth Writing Program discusses writing for college and how it differs from high school writing. The “Tips for Newcomers” section is particularly helpful for beginning college writers.
  • Schaum’s Quick Guide to Writing Research Papers (ebook)
    The clear, concise guidelines and in-depth instruction in this book will show you how to write high-quality research papers.