The links in this Guide will help you meet the research schedule laid out in the Research Paper Planner and support your research for completing essays, research papers, and theses. The schedule portion is located at http://planner.bulibtools.net
The Hankamer Treasure Room in Baylor's Armstrong Browning Library (ABL). The ABL was recently named one of the 25 most beautiful academic libraries in the world.
9: How to Evaluate Your First Draft
How do you know if you are stating a personal opinion? If you've adequately supported your facts? Have you adequately represented all sides in an argument? These resources will help you determine if you have or haven't done so and whether you need to conduct additional research.
You can determine if you need to do additional research by asking if you have done a good job of supporting your facts. This handout helps you identify key words that signal you are expressing an opinion rather than stating a fact. Thanks to the Center for Academic Success at the University of Alabama.
This site has very useful points about supporting evidence and opposing viewpoints in essays, as well as good distinctions between proofreading and editing your work.
Using Citation Management Software
Zotero and Refworks are powerful tools that not only help you organize the information you gather, but also help you format the citations in your papers correctly. They support a wide variety of citation formats (MLA, APA, Turabian, etc.). Ask a librarian about how to get started using Zotero or Refworks.