papers must include the following sections and sections must be in the following
Senior Seminar Research Paper
for the bibliography section, which appears on a separate page at the very end
of your paper, all other sections should follow immediately after the previous
section. In other words, do not begin a new section on a new page.
should be 20 pages in length, excluding reference and bibliography pages.
papers must be double spaced and typed (10 or 12 point type) in normal font
(for example, Times New Roman).
papers must include a title page, which includes the title of the paper and
for the title page, every page of your paper must be numbered. All
graphs, charts, and tables must be constructed by using a computer software
papers must include references within your paper; either the parenthesis (Smith
1996:23-46) style or consecutively numbered notes (footnotes or endnotes), for example
1, 2, 3 are acceptable. Notes should appear in superscript format, such as 1 and 2 in your paper. If consecutively number notes are used, a
bibliography paper is still required.
Use your college dictionary or another good
academic reference to prepare your bibliography page. If you are using
footnotes or endnotes in your paper, you should also make use of a college
dictionary or another good academic reference.
below are carefully selected to provide necessary information and assist you in
preparing your research paper.
for Research Paper
A Guide for Writing
Research Papers, APA-Style
A Guide for Writing Research Papers.
This online guide, based on American Psychological Association-style documentation
forms, provides instruction on basic research techniques, paper
A Guide for
Writing Research Papers, MLA-Style
Language Association (MLA) format provides writers with a system for
cross-referencing their sources--from their parenthetical references to their
works cited page. This cross-referencing system allows readers to locate the
publication information of source material.
Columbia Guide to
guide to locating, translating, and using the elements of citation for both a
humanities style (i.e., MLA and Chicago) and a scientific style (APA and CBE) for electronically-accessed sources.
A Research Guide for
The goal of this site is to
provide all the necessary tools for students to conduct research and to present
Steps in the Research Process
The list is a guideline for you
to use. Not everyone will do these steps in the same order and you may go back
and forth between them.
Research Papers: A Step-by-Step Procedure
Guide to Grammar
How to Write an A+ Research
A step by step guide to writing
good research paper.
A+ Research and Writing
proven approach to success on your research paper.
Format for a
Plagiarism: How to Avoid It
When others, including students, use an author's work and
present it as their own without giving proper credit, they are dishonest, and
this leads to plagiarism.
Guide to Preventing and Avoiding Plagiarism
Literature Review: A Few Tips
on Conducting It
A literature review is an
account of what has been published on a topic by accredited scholars and
How to Write a
Excellent site to teach you how
to prepare survey of scholarly articles, books and
other sources relevant to a particular issue, area of research, or theory.
Using the Internet for Social
Science Research and Practice
major Internet tools and provides descriptions of useful Web sites in
psychology, sociology, criminology, social work, anthropology, political
science, history, and geography;
Sciences Virtual Library
This document keeps track of online information as part of
The World-Wide Web Virtual Library. Sites are inspected and evaluated for their
adequacy as information sources before they are linked from here.
Dictionary.com is a
multi-source dictionary search service produced by Lexico Publishing Group,
LLC, a leading provider of language reference products and services on the
Internet Public Library
Online newspapers from
around the world.
Yahoo! Social Science