What are the best resources for writing a research paper?

13 solutions

According to 458 contributors

  • #1
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    Judy Washington - 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..." Read more

    Comments about "WorldCat" as one of the best Resources for writing a research paper

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      Judy Washington - 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."

  • #2
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    Beverly Garcia - February 25, 2017

    "This site had absolutely nothing to do with resources for writing a research paper. It talks about getting grands and funding for criminal justice stuff. Not helpful at all." Read more

    Comments about "NCJRS" as one of the best Resources for writing a research paper

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      Beverly Garcia - February 25, 2017

      "This site had absolutely nothing to do with resources for writing a research paper. It talks about getting grands and funding for criminal justice stuff. Not helpful at all."

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      Robert Parker - July 14, 2017

      "I do believe this has helped me with writing research papers. It has great information along with other great links for Moore information. It doesn't help with every type of paper but it does provide me with a solution to the paper I needed to write."

  • #3
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    Dennis Castillo - May 29, 2017

    "A wonderful resource for research... if that was research is for biomedical / biotechnology. The website is likely far too limited in scope for a general resource on writing research papers." Read more

    Comments about "PubMed" as one of the best Resources for writing a research paper

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      Dennis Castillo - May 29, 2017

      "A wonderful resource for research... if that was research is for biomedical / biotechnology. The website is likely far too limited in scope for a general resource on writing research papers."

  • #4
    EBSCOhost
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    Free - Price upon request

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    Zachary Ferguson - 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. " Read more

    Comments about "EBSCOhost" as one of the best Resources for writing a research paper

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      Zachary Ferguson - 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. "

  • #5
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    Alice Scott - 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..." Read more

    Comments about "Science.gov" as one of the best Resources for writing a research paper

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      Alice Scott - 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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      Betty Powell - February 14, 2017

      "It can be extremely hard to find the right resources for putting together information for a research papers. This site is basically a large collection of reliable sources of information that students and researches alike may use. I would highly recommend this site for any type of research. "

  • #6
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    Jerry Mendez - March 27, 2017

    "free and open-source converting video tool that allows you to convert any format " Read more

    Comments about "Microsoft Academic" as one of the best Resources for writing a research paper

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      Jerry Mendez - March 27, 2017

      "free and open-source converting video tool that allows you to convert any format "

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      Andrew Coleman - February 12, 2017

      "This seems to be a good solution. It cuts out all of the irrelevant results you would get when using standard search engine like Google."

  • #7
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    Julia Nguyen - February 27, 2017

    "This is the database I needed to complete my research work. It was easy to find resources regarding my research topic through this site. It was nice to have easy access to all of these research journals." Read more

    Comments about "Eric" as one of the best Resources for writing a research paper

    • JN

      Julia Nguyen - February 27, 2017

      "This is the database I needed to complete my research work. It was easy to find resources regarding my research topic through this site. It was nice to have easy access to all of these research journals."

    • CW

      Craig Wong - 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."

  • #8
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    Kimberly Snyder - 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. " Read more

    Comments about "RefSeek" as one of the best Resources for writing a research paper

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      Kimberly Snyder - 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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      Amy Gomez - June 7, 2017

      "RefSeek is a great place to begin finding information for a research paper. It let's students and researchers find a plethora of resources."

  • #9
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    Elizabeth Carpenter - 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..." Read more

    Comments about "Google Scholar" as one of the best Resources for writing a research paper

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      Elizabeth Carpenter - 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."

    • JW

      Joe Williams - March 22, 2017

      "Very useless and specific search engine that comes in handy for specific searches. I love using it and recommend you try it out!"

  • #10
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    Brandon Graham - May 6, 2017

    "UACES will explain to you what you need to know to write a research paper. Been using it for a while now and i've never had any problems." Read more

    Comments about "UACES how to write an abstract for a paper" as one of the best Resources for writing a research paper

    • BG

      Brandon Graham - May 6, 2017

      "UACES will explain to you what you need to know to write a research paper. Been using it for a while now and i've never had any problems."

    • RP

      Rachel Pena - April 20, 2017

      "UACES is a well known and respected resource on writing so in that manner this is a great solution. It offers some very interesting insight, however I would like something that offers just a bit more depth."

  • #11
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    Ethan Hudson - June 10, 2017

    "A really good guide on how to write and how to approach it. It has really help you tremendously." Read more

    Comments about "How To Write and Abstract guide" as one of the best Resources for writing a research paper

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      Ethan Hudson - June 10, 2017

      "A really good guide on how to write and how to approach it. It has really help you tremendously."

  • #12
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    Benjamin Hicks - March 23, 2017

    "The whole site works seamlessly. It makes my papers look cleaner and easier to organize. One of the best writing websites i have ever found." Read more

    Comments about "Overleaf" as one of the best Resources for writing a research paper

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      Benjamin Hicks - March 23, 2017

      "The whole site works seamlessly. It makes my papers look cleaner and easier to organize. One of the best writing websites i have ever found."

    • HH

      Henry Hill - June 13, 2017

      "I used LaTeX myself for a while when I was doing my undergraduate studies. I liked how intuitive it was, but I missed having a community resource where I could get help and ideas on how to produce a professional looking paper. I like the many features and compatibility."

  • #13
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    Teresa Rice - 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." Read more

    Comments about "Authorea" as one of the best Resources for writing a research paper

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      Teresa Rice - 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."

    • JM

      Jacqueline McCoy - June 26, 2017

      "Authorea is a great place to get started. They have a lot of templates to look through. You can also read examples of articles that have already been written."

Summary

Best resources for writing a research paper
Rank Solutions Type Votes Price
1 WorldCat Online 101 Free
2 NCJRS Online 78 Free
3 PubMed Online 69 Free
4 EBSCOhost Online 62 Free
5 Science.gov Online 55 Free
6 Microsoft Academic Online 38 Free
7 Eric Online 30 Free
8 RefSeek Online 21 Free
9 Google Scholar Online 4 Free
10 UACES how to write an abstract for a paper Online 0 Free