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Research paper rescue

In this guide you will find help for research papers, including:

  • Citation examples
  • How to find sources
  • How to evaluate sources
  • Writing website links
  • Information on legal issues, such as plagiarism


Research project stages

There are several basic stages to writing a research paper:

  1. Define your problem or topic.
  2. Determine your research methods, keywords, subject headings, databases, etc.
  3. Collect your data, locate sources, evaluate them, read, and make notes.
  4. Analyze the data.
  5. Interpret your findings and write a strong thesis statement.
  6. Outline, write, and revise your paper with correct grammar and style. 

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