Library of Congress, Thomas Jefferson Building, Washington, D. This article is research paper articles the search for knowledge.
For Wikipedia’s policy against directly including in articles the results of editor-conducted research, see Wikipedia:No original research. Research comprises “creative and systematic work undertaken to increase the stock of knowledge, including knowledge of humans, culture and society, and the use of this stock of knowledge to devise new applications. Research has been defined in a number of different ways, and while there are similarities, there does not appear to be a single, all-encompassing definition that is embraced by all who engage in it. One definition of research is used by the OECD, “Any creative systematic activity undertaken in order to increase the stock of knowledge, including knowledge of man, culture and society, and the use of this knowledge to devise new applications.