Use EdrawMax Online to create a research paper layout. A research paper is an essay explaining what you have learned after exploring your topic in depth. In a research paper, you include information from sources such as books, articles, interviews, and Internet sites. You also use your ideas, knowledge, and opinions. As the research paper illustrates, the primary goal of a research paper is to bring together different views, evidence, and facts about a topic from books, articles, and interviews, then interpret the information into your writing. It is about a relationship between you, other writers, and your teacher/audience.