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Need Research Help So, you have a research paper due? Don’t panic! Help is here. If you do not have a topic already assigned, look at the Research Topics list below. Once you’ve decided on a topic, you will be searching for supporting evidence for your thesis statement. Think about all the keywords that may lead you to the information you seek. The links below describe the entire research process. The Library of Congress classification system sheet will help you find books in an academic library.

Research Process

Research Topics – list of possible topics(PDF)

Writing a Research Paper – Purdue University Online Writing Lab

Writing Tips: Thesis Statements – University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Glossary of Research Terms – Diana Hacker

Steps to Writing a Research Paper – Rio Salado College

LC A-Z – Library of Congress Classification System (PDF)

Evaluating Sources

Evaluating Internet Sources & Sites: A Tutorial – Purdue University

Critical Evaluation of Resources – University of California Berkeley Library

The Good, the Bad & the Ugly – New Mexico State University

Source Evaluation Guide (PDF)

Magazines vs. Journals (PDF)

Databases vs. Internet (PDF)

Web site Evaluation Worksheet (PDF)

Citation Guides

Research & Documentation Online – Diana Hacker

Citing PTC Library Databases (PDF)

Citing Web Sites and Web Pages (PDF)

Research & Documentation Online – Diana Hacker

Citing PTC Databases and E-books(PDF)

Citing Web Sites and Web Pages (PDF)

Documenting Sources – Diana Hacker

Associated Press
Guide to AP Style – Dr. Michael Sweeney


Avoiding Plagiarism – Purdue University Online Writing Lab

How Not to Plagiarize - University of Toronto

Definite Don’ts – University of Maine at Farmington

Taking Notes from Research Reading – Dr. Margaret Procter, University of Toronto

The Academic Integrity Tutorial – York University

Plagiarism and Academic Integrity – Rutgers University

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