Overview of the process of writing a research paper (UCB Student Learning Center)
Understanding your assignment/Begin Research (UC Libraries)
Enter your start date and due date, choose the type of project, and view a customized step by step guide to the process with target dates for each step.
Knowledge Cycle (UC Libraries)
Finding Books (UC Libraries) how to use library catalogs to find books and other resources for your paper
Finding Articles (UC Libraries) how to use article databases to find articles and other resources for your paper
Basic Search (UC Libraries) more details about searching: combining terms, variant word endings, limiting by language, year, etc., sorting your results.
Advanced Search (UC Libraries): using official subject terms, search by specific fields such as title or abstract, etc.
Make Citations (UC Libraries): the basics of citing your sources, identifying the parts of a citation, etc.
More about citations (UCB Library)
- links to the Purdue OWL guides to APA, MLA and Chicago styles
- where to find the complete style guides (some in print, some online)
- citation management software (Refworks - free, Zotero - free, Endnote)
Get help with library research (including 24/7 chat!) (UCB Library)
General Guides to Library Research (UCB Library)
Evaluating web pages (UCB Library)
Tutoring and workshops on writing (UCB Student Learning Center)
Handouts and guides to writing (UCB Student Learning Center)
Writing Resources (UCB College Writing department)
Feeling proud of your research paper? consider submitting it for the Library Prize!
Interested in moving from course-based research assignments to conducting original research? Resources in support of students doing original research, with or without a faculty mentor (UCB Office of Undergraduate Research)