OER Writing Resources


OER Writing Resources

Introduction to Research

Leonardo da Vinci's design and technical explanation of a flying machine.

Leonardo da Vinci, design for a flying machine from Codex Atlanticus
(Luc Viatour / www.Lucnix.be, Wikimedia Commons)

Research can be an intimidating but rewarding process. It allows you to gain additional knowledge on a topic, assemble outside support, and provide credibility for your assertions.

Creating a research paper can be divided into three main steps: finding sources, evaluating sources, and integrating sources. This section will provide instruction on each of these steps, along with additional links and information to guide you through the research process.