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How Do I Write a Research Paper?

Some helpful books, links, and other advice when it comes to writing a research paper.

Writing Your Research Paper

Prepare a tentative outline of your paper and organize your information according to this outline. Write a first draft. If you find that you don't have enough information, you will need to do further research and revise your paper as necessary.

Format your paper according to the writing style required by your instructor. The Library has guides for many of the commonly used styles, including:

To learn more about Citing Sources and the various format guides available at the Learning Library check out the Citing Sources Resource Guide.