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Research Writing

Research can involve both peer-reviewed academic sources and popular sources. Below are some links to resources on finding academic research (including primary source materials) and reliable popular sources written for a general, non-expert audience.

Academic sources:

Popular sources:

General Information on Research

  • The University of Southern California's library has a helpful glossary of research terms, available online here.
  • University of Southern California's guide on writing an annotated bibliography


There is no single acceptable style across all disciplines. Each professor will select the documentation style appropriate to the field of study. Ask your professor first, then follow the instructions for the proper style. Still confused? We can help you! Stop in to talk.

Grammar Resources

ESL Writing Help