What are the best resources for writing a research paper?

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    WorldCat is a network of library-based content and services that allows you to access its own collection as well as collections of many other libraries worldwide. Through WorldCat you can reserve, request an item or directly view online content.


    Lori Bates
    Written on April 7, 2017
    "I like that WorldCat gives me information like the publisher and author's name right when I search for the item I am trying to write about. It also lets you know where to find the information online and in person which is great because many libraries have this information but it is very confusing and this isn't."
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    The NCJRS (National Criminal Justic Reference Service) provides publications, related links, and information on grants and funding. On the NCJRS website you can search for topical information, subscribe to the JUSTINFO newsletter, and more.


    Emma Mason
    Written on September 12, 2017
    "NCJRS contains a wealth of information and has been super useful when writing research papers. I have yet to have trouble finding the information I need. The links and the content are right there and super easy to access. I don't know how I would have passed my class without NCJRS!"
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    EBSCOhost is a premium online information database for academic purpose. It offers free access to five free resources at any time, including the American Doctoral Dissertations, the Library, Information Science and Technology Abstracts, and more.

    Free- Price upon request

    Ethan Mendoza
    Written on March 18, 2017
    "The free trial allows you to find out if this resource will work for you. There are a lot of papers available to browse and the library is pretty comprehensive. The fee is somewhat expensive if you decide to pay for the service, however. "
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    PubMed is a database form the NCBI (National Center for Biotechnology Information) that offers over 27 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books.


    Roger Elliott
    Written on September 12, 2017
    "PubMed is a well known source for providing scientific articles. I have used this website personally to help find ideas and constructive evidence for papers that I have needed to write. The sources are very credible and this website has a vast array of information available to anyone who needs it."
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    Science.gov provides users with access to more than 200 million pages of authoritative federal science information. Over 60 databases and over 2,200 scientific websites are available for students and researchers.


    Sandra Stevens
    Written on May 16, 2017
    "This is an absolutely amazing and highly valuable for writing a college research paper with any sort of relation to science or scientific research. It is a one source stop to a multitude of various sources. I would have loved to use this to write my public speech on the affects of various viruses that contribute to cancer. This surely beats digging through library documents or searching multiple internet sources"
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    #6Microsoft Academic

    Microsoft Academic
    Microsoft Academic is a research project and academic search engine that allows you to search from continually refreshed and extensive academic content from over 120 million publications.


    Brandon Douglas
    Written on September 12, 2017
    "Microsoft Academic is the best research website, ever. The fact that the material is continually refreshed means you're always getting relevant, usable research data. This thing saves my life when I need to study."
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    RefSeek is a web search engine that lets students and researchers find academic information, including web pages, books, encyclopedias, journals, newspapers, and more.


    Kimberly Stevens
    Written on June 12, 2017
    "Finding good resources online is always a challenge, and it's sometimes a pain to have to put all the settings into Google. I love that RefSeek filters out all the bad quality references automatically and I can easily find exactly the kind of documents I need. "
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    Eric is a searchable Internet-based bibliographic and full-text database for educational and academic purpose. Materials like journal articles, reports and conference papers from approved sources under agreement, are selected and indexed.


    Brandon Barrett
    Written on February 11, 2017
    "This is a great website cataloging essential data in helping with your own research papers. It has an easy to use search function, and is great for source material. I do not know what I would have done before find Eric, but it is a must use for anyone looking for a comprehensive list of scientific data."
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    #9Google Scholar

    Google Scholar
    Google Scholar allows you to search for scholarly literature: articles, theses, books, abstracts and court opinions, and more. From one place, you can search across many disciplines and sources.


    Gloria Olson
    Written on March 29, 2017
    "I needed resources for writing my research paper and when I found Google Scholar it was like all my problems were solved. I used it to search for all the articles and books I needed to complete my paper and submit it on time to my professor. It's truly a library at your fingertips."
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    The DupliChecker online plagiarism checker is absolutely free whether you are going to use it for a single purpose or repeatedly. But, you need to sign up if you have to scan your content for plagiarism several times.
    Online Tools


    Louis Estrada
    Written on November 10, 2017
    "I have been having to write a lot of research papers for my classes this semester. I am always concerned about plagiarism and how to make sure I am avoiding it. After talking to several classmates they recommended Duplichecker. Duplichecker is so simple to use it I have been using it for all my papers. If you are working on research papers and need to check for plagiarism use Duplichecker."
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    Authorea is an online LaTeX editor specifically aimed for academic work, particularly journal articles submission. It helps you get to publishing work faster by streamlining the collaborative writing and formatting of research manuscripts needed.



    Cynthia Hughes
    Written on June 15, 2017
    "This is a great way to get feedback on your work. I felt more confident in my work after I got feedback from others. This encouraged me to create a high quality work piece."
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    Overleaf is an online LaTeX editor, with both free and paid plans. It has many collaborative writing and publishing features, which makes creating and working on LaTeX documents very easy.


    Karen Moore
    Written on March 14, 2017
    "Probably not the best resource if you're just working on something to turn into your professor, but if you're at grad level and looking to publish this is the place for you. All of the different template options makes it super easy to format and publish your paper exactly the way you want to, and the fact that most of it is free makes it easy to get started."
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    #13Buy Essay Club

    Buy Essay Club

    Buy Essay Club is a website online service which offers custom writing for academic papers such as essays, theses, research papers, proposal papers, feasibility studies, masters/doctorate papers, etc.



    Bob Corrow
    Written on January 23, 2019
    "Help with specific research papers. If you need some deep wording for your subject, this guys may help you. Check out if they work with your niche."
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    #14[TUTORIAL] How To Write and Abstract guide

    [TUTORIAL] How To Write and Abstract guide
    This little guide form the Linguist List is a classic to have a first idea of what we will be needing to write a compelling abstract for our thesis, paper or academic work. Although it was written in 1997 the base for the writing is the same for nowadays and it will help you to focus on the elements that you need for your abstract writing.


    David Garrett
    Written on June 10, 2017
    "A really good guide on how to write and how to approach it. It has really help you tremendously."
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    #15UACES how to write an abstract for a paper

    UACES how to write an abstract for a paper
    The Academic Association for Contemporary European Studies offers this little guide written by Albrecht Sonntag that explains all that you need to write an abstract that will make your paper published and accepted for any conference or peer review.


    Kenneth Alexander
    Written on September 20, 2017
    "As a graduate student in the psychology field, I am constantly working on research papers. One key component of a research paper is the abstract. This short but highly important summary of my entire study and paper is not always easy to write. UACES was recommended to me by a colleague and I could not be happier with the results from all the tips and tricks you get from this website. I have not only been able to write more clear and concise abstracts, I have also been able to write abstracts with more efficiency as well. This website is great for anyone who needs to better hone in on their abstract writing abilities!"
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    #16Anime from Akira to Princess Mononoke

    Anime from Akira to Princess Mononoke

    Anime from Akira to Princess Mononoke is a non-fiction book written by Susan J. Napier. Anime from Akira to Princess Mononoke was published on May 2nd 2003 by Palgrave MacMillan.


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    Kathryn Woods
    Written on May 14, 2018
    "To start off with Princess Mononoke is one of the best Animee and books of this genre but best book for a research paper not really so much. I am not sure what you would be researching unless it is writing. This book looks awesome, I suppose you could research Animee and its history, i that case yes it would be a great book to pick up."
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    #17The Anime Encyclopedia: A Guide to Japanese Animation since 1917

    The Anime Encyclopedia: A Guide to Japanese Animation since 1917

    The Anime Encyclopedia: A Guide to Japanese Animation since 1917 is a non-fiction book about anime. The Anime Encyclopedia: A Guide to Japanese Animation since 1917 was written by Jonathan Clements and Helen McCarthy.


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    Nancy Gray
    Written on May 10, 2018
    "if you are researching anime then this will help for sure"


Best What are the best resources for writing a research paper
1WorldCatWebsites 11 Free
2NCJRSWebsites 8 Free
3EBSCOhostWebsites 7 Free
4PubMedWebsites 7 Free
5Science.govWebsites 6 Free
6Microsoft AcademicSoftware 4 Paid
7RefSeekWebsites 3 Free
8EricWebsites 3 Free
9Google ScholarWebsites 1 Free
10DuplicheckerOnline Tools 0 Free

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