Research Guide

Research Guide

How to write research papers

  • Choose a topic
  • Find information
  • State your position or thesis
  • Make a tentative outline
  • Organize your ideas/notes
  • Write your first draft
  • Revise it
  • Write your final draft

These are some website which explains the process of writing research papers. They provide details from choosing a topic to conducting research to writing citations and bibliography.



A citation reflects all of the information a person would need to locate a particular source. For example, basic citation information for a book consists of name(s) of author(s) or editor(s), title of the book, name of publisher, place of publication, and most recent copyright date.


A citation style (such as “APA” or “MLA”) dictates the information necessary for a citation and how the information is ordered, as well as punctuation and other formatting.

A bibliography is an organized list of citations.

In an annotated bibliography, each citation is followed by a brief note—or annotation—that describes and/or evaluates the source and the information found in it.

A works cited (MLA style) or references (APA style) list presents citations for those sources referenced or cited in a particular paper, presentation, or other composition.


An in-text citation consists of just enough information to correspond to a source’s full citation in a Works Cited or References list. In-text citations often require a page number (or numbers) showing exactly where relevant information was found in the original source.


An abstract is a summary of an article or other work and cannot be used as if it were the full text. You should not reference or cite an abstract in a paper or presentation, but instead find the full text.


Search databases

EIPS subscribes to a huge databases containing academic and scholarly full text journal articles, peer reviewed articles and popular periodicals. Besides this database, there are multiple other databases listed on library page for your convenience.

These subscribed database is

  1. EBSCOHOST – This database requires a password
  2. ERIC – no password
  3. MERLOT II – No password
  4. MIT OPENCOURSEWARE – No password
  5. OCW – No password


Take advantage of these databases by

  • Clicking on EIPS website
  • Click on Library
  • Click on Databases.


The above databases will provide you with lots of research material as required by your courses.

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Copyright & Fair use

Please use all the material in accordance to Copyright and Fair use policy. For more information, please visit the library page or contact the librarian.


Plagiarism and Academic Integrity

Plagiarism is stealing someone else’s idea or work and claiming them as your own without giving credit. The students are allowed to quote and cite someone else’s work to support or critic a theory after giving credit to its original owner.

Academic integrity is the moral code or ethical policy of academia. The students are required to demonstrate academic honesty while researching and writing papers.