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Information Literacy in the Digital Age by Melissa Wright, Teresa Welsh

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Writing a research paper

Research is formalized curiosity. It is poking and prying with a purpose. (Zora Neale Hurston)

There is nothing like looking, if you want to find something. You certainly usually find something, if you look, but it is not always quite the something you were after. (J.R.R. Tolkien)

Writing in general may be categorized into two basic types: informal and formal:

image Informal writing includes personal accounts and reflective journals and blogs; the informal style of writing includes the use of contractions and personal pronouns.

 Formal writing includes scholarly research papers and reports; the formal style requires ...

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