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How do I write an academic research paper?

A step-by-step playbook to the research and writing process. Modified with permission from Johnson & Wales University, Denver.


To help you identify potential useful websites and other materials, see if the library has a playbook for your research topic.

If you cannot find a relevant guide, remember to evaluate the Web sites you find before you using them in your research assignments.

Search Google Scholar

Google Scholar provides an easy way to search for scholarly literature across many disciplines and resources. Keep in mind that much of what Google Scholar finds is not available to you for free. To find out if you can get it for free, you will need to go to the library databases and run a search for the item.  (Or you could save time and search the databases first!).

Google Scholar Search

Assessing Online Resources