Finding and Using Resources
The Internet has transformed the writing of research papers. A student can sit in front of his computer and find what he needs from start to finish to create a research paper. In the past, the library and newspapers pretty well completed the sources for research papers. Even so, it’s usually recommended that the writer of a research paper have some real-world experience before sitting down at the computer. For example, if the paper is to be about Mark Twain, then it would be wise and helpful to read at least one of his works. Don’t ignore your school’s library. It may provide you with information about your topic that you can’t find on the Internet. Use the search guides to help you turn up little-known information about a topic. The librarian can help you with your search in a particular library. University libraries, particularly, are wonderful resources for research-paper writers.
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