What are the best resources for writing a research paper?

  • #1
    JW
    Written on April 7, 2017
    Judy Washington
    "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
    JW
    Written on September 12, 2017
    Joan Watson
    "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!"
  • #3
    RG
    Written on September 12, 2017
    Ronald Gray
    "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."
  • #4
    EBSCOhost
    Websites

    Free - Price upon request

    ZF
    Written on March 18, 2017
    Zachary Ferguson
    "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
    AS
    Written on May 16, 2017
    Alice Scott
    "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"
  • #6
    RC
    Written on September 12, 2017
    Robert Carter
    "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."
  • #7
    CW
    Written on February 11, 2017
    Craig Wong
    "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
    KS
    Written on June 12, 2017
    Kimberly Snyder
    "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."
  • #9
    EC
    Written on March 29, 2017
    Elizabeth Carpenter
    "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."
  • #10
    TJ
    Written on September 20, 2017
    Thomas Jimenez
    "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!"
  • #11
    JP
    Written on September 20, 2017
    Julia Palmer
    "This is not what I was looking for at all... I wasn't looking for a how-to on writing a paper, but what types of resources I should be using for writing my paper. I don't think this is relevant."
  • #12
    SM
    Written on March 14, 2017
    Samantha McCoy
    "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."
  • #13
    TR
    Written on June 15, 2017
    Teresa Rice
    "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."

Summary

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