A spiral-bound guide to research with sample papers in the MLA style:
A Rookie’s Guide to Research: An MLA Style Guide by Barbara Mills and Mary Stiles (ISBN: 978-0-9721404-3—0), fourth edition, copyright 2009.
A great guide for writing a research paper with examples:
How to Write a Research Paper by Emma Chastain for Spark Notes (ISBN: 978-1-4114-2341-1) copyright 2008.
A short little book (88 pages) for approaching a research project with examples:
The Research Virtuoso: Brilliant Methods for Normal Brains by Joe Weissmann (ISBN: 978-1550379563) copyright 2006.
Purdue Owl: Purdue’s Online Research Lab: The most popular style and writing guide on the Internet - http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl
Cambridge Rindge & Latin School’s Research Guide: A site with ideas and guides for writing a research paper, including an online outline maker: www.crlsresearchguide.org
Diane Hacker and Barbara Fister’s website on Research and Documentation with source ideas and sample papers in the MLA and APA style: bcs.bedfordstmartins.com/resdoc5e
The Research Project Calculator by Cool Tools for Minnesota Schools. This will help you make a timeline to finish your research project: rpc.elm4you.org
Lake Land College Library’s Introduction to Information Literacy The entire class, online: webclass.lakeland.cc.il.us/info_lit
The Center for Writing Studies from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s Writer’s Resources from their Writers Workshop. An entire online book of grammar, citation, and writing tips, which has a section on writing thesis statements: www.cws.illinois.edu/workshop/writers
Fay School Library’s Research Tool Kit: A site with many resources for research including their Research Road: library.fayschool.org/Pages/research_toolkit.htm
Research Study from the ERIAL (Ethnographic Research in Illinois Academic Libraries) project published on August 22, 2011 on Inside Higher Ed: What Students Don’t Know by Steve Kolowich. http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2011/08/22/erial_study_of_student_research_habits_at_illinois_university_libraries_reveals_alarmingly_poor_information_literacy_and_skills
Student Assessment Research Process & Teacher/Librarian Research Process Rubrics adapted from:
The Research Process: Research Process Rubric- Kansas City Public Schools Collaborative Research Network: http://rhsweb.org/library/research_rubric.htm
Research Process Rubric (Middle School) - University of Wisconsin by Karen Franker: