There are many different research paper formats, but the most commonly used ones are the Modern Language Association MLA format
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is it possible that in addition tog rad school you could take eiterh a home correspondence course or a degree from a reputable outfit online?I am a member of a social called MENSA and that group of people commonly don't have all their pieces of paper,so when they need to get something for a jobthey look to "long distance learning"not the con outfits like Western pacific university that was featured on 60 minutes TV show . but get the book entitled something like" Degrees by Long distance learning" either at the library or bookstore. see what schools have IT programs. I know there is an outfit in the Nevada area that is supposedly top notch in computer training. they get you thru their program and practically guarantee a60K job at grad time. so network around Nevada area do a google with computer training,etc. Nevada,etc..close if you must commute. or try the originalhomecorrespondence outfit Heriott -Watt. see if they might ahve something.