Research Resources

Templates and Research Manuals

Download templates and manuals that help you prepare high quality research papers.

Word Template for Research Proposals

This template contains all sections that are needed for a Research Proposal including an explanation for what to write in each section. Format settings in Word are preset to fit APA instructions.

PowerPoint Template for Research Proposals

Use this template to prepare a presentation of your Research Proposal.

Manual for APA Formatting

A compact manual containing the most important APA style formatting instructions.

 

Topics for Bachelor or Master Theses

Get an overview of research areas and topics for Bachelor or Master theses.

Master Thesis Topics

A list with Master Thesis topics proposed by NGU lecturers.

Overview Broad Research Areas

A list of broad areas in which research for Bachelor/Master thesis can be conducted.

 

Online Libraries and Research Sites

JSTOR

A powerful search engine for finding current research from major scholarly journals, books and other materials.

Introduction to Searching on JSTOR

A basis tutorial for using JSTOR effectively.

Advanced Searches using JSTOR: A Tutorial

JSTOR's tutorial for making optimal use of the search engine.

Other JSTOR Tutorials and Resources for Students

Explore other resources and tutorials available through JSTOR to improve your reseach and writing projects.

Central & Eastern European Online Library

CEEOL is an excellent resource for a wide range of scholarly research published in and regarding Central and Eastern Europe, including Albania and the Western Balkans. Access requires a simple registration and email confirmation.

 

Writing, Research, and Style Guides Online

 

MLA Online Style Guide (Purdue University OWL Site)

The Modern Language Association's style guide for students, writers, and researchers. From the Purdue Online Writing Lab.

APA Online Style Guide (Purdue University OWL Site)

The American Psychological Association's style guide for students, writers, and researchers. From the Purdue Online Writing Lab.

Chicago Manual of Style (Purdue University OWL site)

The Chicago Manual of Style (17th ed.) online for students, writers, and researchers. From the Purdue Online Writing Lab.

Turabian Quick Guide to the Chicago Manual of Style

Some helpful examples for bibliographies and footnote/endnote citations in papers and theses.

Richard L. Saunders, How to Recognize and Avoid Plagiarism (PDF)

A brief explanation of what plagiarism is and how to avoid it in your writing.