Choosing a Research Topic

This essay, written for a general audience, targets the first step of doing research: choosing a topic. A solid topic is crucial to conducting solid research.

How to Write an Abstract

An abstract is the first impression readers have of your work. Often it is the only thing people look at when deciding to accept a paper for a journal or conference. Writing a good abstract is a skill that should be cultivated.

Duke University Research Guide

Duke has compiled a structured directory of small articles that guide through the overall research process.