Writing Research Papers

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A+ Research and Writing.  Teenspace @ The Internet Public Library presents this step-by-step guide to research and writing a paper for high school and college students.
Writing a Research Paper.  North Hills High School in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, has prepared this comprehensive site that discusses the writing process, preliminary bibliography, note cards, outlining, MLA parenthetical entries, and MLA works cited.

A Guide to Writing Research Papers - MLA Style.  Capital Community College in Hartford, Connecticut, has put together an exhaustive site that includes information on gathering materials, using note cards, using outlines, paper format, quotations,  citing sources, the works cited page, grammar and writing, principles of composition, etc. 

Oregon School Library Information System.  This site contains a wealth of information about research and writing research papers.  It includes an interactive citation maker.
How To Prepare Note Cards.  Norfolk Academy in Norfolk, Virginia, presents this discussion of what should go into a research note card, including sample cards.
Assembling a List of Works Cited in Your Paper.  This handy site from the Library of Duke University tells you how to cite sources from  journals articles,  magazines articles, books, book reviews, government documents, newspaper articles, primary sources, web pages, online postings, and e-mail messages.  For each category, it also compares four different styles: MLA, APA, Chicago, and Turabian.
Citation Machine.  Select a document type (book, newspaper article, magazine article, web page, etc.), insert the requested information, and Citation Machine will create a bibliography or words cited entry in both MLA and APA format.
Writer's Web.  Writer's Web is a free, public-access handbook designed by University of Richmond students and faculty.  The various sections guide writers through the entire writing process, from getting started and the first draft to documentation and editing for clarity and style.
Effectively Using Direct Quotations.  This page is a part of the Writer's Web, an online writing center designed and maintained by students and faculty at the University of Richmond in Virginia.  

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