Writing your research paper is undeniably one of the hardest part of school life. From coming up with the most relevant title to listing down proper citations, you’ll need a good grasp of the research process. This is especially true in finding credible resources for your paper. Well, aside from your dear friend Google and bessy Wikipedia, here are 8 other sites that will make your research writing easier and more profesh:
1. Google Scholar
If you’re looking for a more acad way of using Google, then you’ll need Google Scholar. It provides an easy way to search for scholarly literatures and allows you to browse through a number of disciplines and sources like journals, books, university repositories and other online resources.
2. Purdue Owl
Plagiarism is a big no in research (or any!) writing. Thus it is important to cite your sources accurately. Purdue Owl gives information about how to correctly cite references using various style guides such as APA, MLA, and the Chicago Manual of Style.
Paperity provides easy and FREE access to thousands of journals from hundreds of disciplines, all in one location. So you can browse relevant research without putting a hole in your pocket for subscription fees.
The Directory of Open Access Journals or DOAJ is a community-curated online directory. It consists of a big database containing scholarly scientific information. It lets students access high quality, peer-reviewed journals without having to pay any hundreds or thousands of peso for fee.
If you are looking for resources on topics like physics, mathematics, computer science, biology, finance, statistics, electrical engineering and economics, AarXiv.org is your go-to website. This site is owned by Cornell University so you can be sure that all articles conform to strict academic standards before publishing.
An A+ research paper wouldn’t be complete without flawless grammar. Grammarly is an app that automatically detects spelling, punctuation, grammar, word choice, and even your writing style mistakes. Just copy your text, paste on the Grammarly app and voila —time to check all the grammar mistakes you may have missed!
Aside from journals and essays, videos can also a good source for your research. TED.org is known worldwide to host thought-provoking talks and events on topics like technology, entertainment, business, science and design. Worry not because these talks come from recognized professionals and renowned speakers.
PubMed is an online resource for academic medical literature. It is managed by the US National Library of Medicine. PubMed contains more than 28 million citations for life science journals, biomedical literature from MEDLINE and online books.
Research writing might be a tedious task, but it can also be a great opportunity to practice your skills and have a chance to learn from your research experiences. Want to know more about how you can manage your school life? Check out Edukasyon.ph’s Study Hacks blog to find out more!