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How to Write a Research Paper

A general process for writing a research paper at the college level.

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Start Your (Initial) Research

After your general brainstorming gives you some ideas, take them further. Start the initial research process.

Come to the library. DO IT. You know you want to. Get familiar with databases that cover your main subject of interest.

Head over to the How to Do Research LibGuide for more specifics about the research process.

Need help with research methods and search strategies? Take a look at our subject guides and how-to's.

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