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Academic Search Premier
The world’s largest academic multi-disciplinary database, Academic Search Premier provides full text for nearly 4,650 serials, including full text for more than 3,600 peer-reviewed titles. PDF backfiles to 1975 or further are available for well over one hundred journals, and searchable cited references are provided for more than 1,000 titles. This database is updated on a daily basis via EBSCOhost.  A great source for your papers

MasterFile Premier
Provides full text for nearly 1,840 periodicals covering nearly all subjects including general reference, business, health, and much more.  Another invaluable source for research papers.

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Works Cited
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Writing a Research Paper“This tutorial is brought to you by the granddaddy of all online writing tutorials, Purdue University's Online Writing Lab (OWL). The site is a bit text-heavy but easy to navigate, and it breaks down both the parts of a research paper and the process of writing one into manageable pieces. Aimed at undergrads, this site is part of a massive compilation of handouts, Internet resources, and writing tutors' wisdom.”

Writing Guides at CSU
“The Writing Center at Colorado State University provides over 70 writing guides as online textbooks in six areas: writing processes and rhetorical concerns, types of documents, desktop publishing and writing for the Web, working with sources, graphics, critical reading, informative speeches and presentation, and research.”