Skip to main content

RELI 2356 The Qur'an

18th c. Kashmir manuscript

from Wikipedia Commons

from Wikipedia

Brooklyn Museum manuscript

The Research Paper

Keep these points in mind as you develop your paper topic:

  • choose a topic that matters, that will interest others
  • ask a clear, focused question
  • have something new to say, don't just summarize other work
  • engage past research on the topic, including things that disagree AND agree with your thesis
  • properly cite ideas borrowed from others

Cite Your Sources

RefWorks

RefWorks is a citation manager. You can export citations directly from many databases and library catalogs directly into your own personal database, then have RefWorks create a selective bibliography in exactly the style you choose.

Trinity Library Guide to Citation

Quick examples of MLA, APA, Turabian, and Chicago styles for the most commonly cited materials; indispensable resource if you're not using RefWorks!