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Use this guide to learn about the research process and plan your research project.

Welcome to the Research Planning Guide

Step 13: Format Paper; Create Bibliography

Now it's time to put the finishing touches on your paper.  You will want to consult a style manual to set up your title page, headers, margins, and other elements, according to the style your professor has specified.  You should go back through your paper to make sure that the quotes you have used have parenthetical references; then check to make sure that all the references match the list of sources in your bibliography or works cited list.  If you used someone else's ideas or research, you should include a parenthetical reference and citation, even if you didn't quote them exactly.