8 Free Websites for Writing a Research Paper

Beginning Steps

Steps in Writing a Research Paper -from Empire State College, this site will walk you through the steps of writing a research paper with worksheets to help, such as choosing a research question, developing a thesis, and evaluating sources.

Owl – Purdue’s Online Writing Lab – step by step instructions for writing a research paper and OWL exercises to help you understand portions of writing papers, ex. Writing Numbers – when to spell them out or write them digitally


If you have trouble finding resources to start, Easy Bib has a Research section that will show you the bibliographies of other users that researched the same topic. It labels each entry as credible or maybe credible to not credible.

If you need more help with writing your paper you can check the Edusson research paper writing service.  The writers walks you through writing a paper from Brainstorming an idea to proofreading and revising.

Citelighter – downloadable tool bar that lets you highlight and save resources puts them on a page with the citation at the bottom of the page. The notes can be rearranged and when imported into Word, the citations become the Bibliography. They have Knowledge cards of research being done by other people. If your topic is not among them they will help create one for you.

Evaluating Web Sites – Cornell University’s Library has a printer-friendly webpage to help you evaluate the sites you may want to use in your research

Paper Review

Paper Rater – Free online grammar checker, plagiarism detector, word choice, sentence length, spelling, etc.

Plagiarism Checker – Checks phrases from your document, allows you to create a Google alert on your phrases

Bibliography Makers

BibMe – Free automatic bibliography maker can be downloaded in MLA, APA, Chicago, or Turabian formats