University of Massachusetts Boston
Communication Program

Notes on Doing Research and Writing Research Papers

Students are responsible for conducting thorough and credible research. The following links -- each to "places" on the Purdue University OWL (Online Writing Lab) -- should be referred to *always*. They provide you with sound advice and guidelines concerning everthing from planning your research and assessing your electronic sources to the mechanics of citing your sources in your text and listing them at the end of your paper. I will expect students to follow the advice and guidelines contained in these links. You can elect whether to employ APA or MLA format, but in any case, it will be important for you to review all the other material on research skills and the actual construction of your paper.

Research Skills and Resources

Writing Research Papers


Purdue University OWL. 2002, retrieved October 14, 2002, from