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What is a Research Paper?


A research paper is an in-depth account about a specific topic. It is based on facts and information collected as a result of thorough research of a topic.

A research paper requires that writers focus on a particular subject, develop a thesis, and support their postitions with convincing evidence: background information, facts, statistics, and descriptions.  


Research Process


Big6 Research Project Handouts


Exploring a Topic--Keywords

Initially, you may want to read some general resources to gain a better understanding of your topic.  Then, you can narrow your search by asking yourself:

  • What keywords can I use to search?

  • What synonyms, broader or narrower terms, or related ideas could I use?

  • Will proper names (people or places) focus my search?


Research Doesn't Have to be Hard!


Need Help?

Need help with your paper? You can contact Mrs. Brusca or Ms. Resnick to set up a time to meet. Stop by the Library or email them anytime: or


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