How to Write a Research Paper: Home

A step-by-step guide.

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Where to Begin

This guide will provide you with information on writing a research paper, which typically consists of five broad steps. 

 

1.  Select a Topic

Develop  |  Formulate Questions/Thesis  |  Identify Keywords  |  Find Background Info  |  Refine

 

2.  Find Information

Articles  |  Books  |  Dissertations eBooks Proceedings  | Statistics  |  Websites  |  Search Strategies

 

 

3.  Evaluate

Evaluate Sources  |  Primary / Secondary  |  Scholarly / General

 

4.  Use

Take Notes  |  Quote, Paraphrase, Summarize

 

5.  Legal/Ethical

Citing References  |  Copyright  |  Plagiarism

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Thank you

...to Lori Micho, Johnson & Wales University, for allowing us to use her Research Process LibGuide as a template.