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Research Paper Planner: Guide

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

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.

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.

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