Finding A Research Paper Sample Online

If you want to find the correct research paper samples online, you have to make sure that you choose the correct style that you were assigned, for instance, APA, MLA, Chicago, and so on.  You want to make sure that you choose the right format so you don’t write a research paper in the wrong format because of the samples you chose.  You can also narrow it down by the samples by topic but that might give you less accurate results and thin out your samples.  Here are some places that you can go to that have research paper examples that can help you write your research paper.

Where To Find Samples


  • Bedford/St. Martin’s: Bedford St. Martin’s is one of the best sites that I have found that has every format of research paper samples on it.  It’s easy to navigate and also gives you tips on how to write your research paper as well.
  • Explorable: Exporable has a general research paper that you can use as reference but they also give you a step-by-step description on how to write a research paper using the example.  This way you can see how to write each section.
  • Owl English Purdue: Owl English Purdue is a great site for every kind of academic writing that you can think of, they have research paper samples in every format and will tell you in detail how to write each one of them.  This is definitely a site you should bookmark and use when you are about to write anything.
  • APA Style:  If you are writing a research paper that requires APA format then you should visit APA Style, this site has samples and can answer any question that you might have about the format and structure of this style.
  • The Write Source:  The Write Source has PDF files of research papers written in APA and MLA format and since they are PDFs you can save them and review them later if you need to.
  • College And University Sites:  Almost all college and university sites have resources the help you write a research paper as well as samples that you can use.  You can also check on your school’s library site.  Their database is full of resource and thousands of samples of research papers.  If you don’t know if you school has one or don’t know how to use it don’t be afraid to ask for help.  These are resources that you will definitely need in the future.