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Resource References

Reading = Writing = Research = Thinking:

In other words, reading, writing, and research are three-points of the 'critical thinking' triangle.

All three points require critical thinking about the ideas and information of our sources and how these relate to our own ideas.


The following resources discuss various discrete skills associated with graduate-level research:

VIDEO-DEMOS on Annotating, Note-Taking, & Paraphrasing (Youtube):


Discipline-Specific Literature Reviews:


The Research Process

Research Writing:Recommended Texts

  • Booth, Wayne C., Gregory G. Colomb, and Joseph M. Williams. The Craft of Research. 3rd ed. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2008.
  • Fulwiler, Toby, and Alan R. Hayakawa. The College Writer's Reference. 4th ed. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Prentice Hall, 2005.
  • Roth, Audrey. The Research Paper: Process, Form, and Content. 7th ed. New York: Wadsworth Publishing Company, 1995.
  • Turabian, Kate L. A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations. Revised 7th ed. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2007.
  • Walker, Melissa. Writing Research Papers: A Norton Guide. 4th ed. New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 1996.