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a formal, lengthy presentation of a thesis supported by information from several credible sources
a clear statement of the principal point that a research paper intends to make. It is proven by organizing and presenting information from credible sources
the cover page of a research paper which contains information about the paper, its writer, the course of study and the date
works cited page
an alphabetized list at the end of a research paper that identifies all the sources used in its essay
the order used for organizing information on a works cited page and a bibliography page
an extensive listing of ALL sources researched for a paper. It is presented in alphabetical order on a separate page
a source which has the knowledge and authority on a subject necessary to persuade the reader
a source that offers firsthand information that has not been analyzed or evaluated by anyone else
a source which offers information that has already been organized and evaluated by someone else
Readers Guide to Periodical Literature
a valuable research tool for locating sources of information found in magazine articles
placing the author's name and page number of the source in parentheses behind a quote in order to give credit to that source
knowing or unknowing use of information from a source in a research paper without giving credit to the source
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