Guide for Research Paper
First Steps: Task Definition and Information Gathering
What do you have to do for this assignment? What is the purpose of the final product? To support your topic, does it not make sense to use the most reliable resources available? How many sources are required? Below, is a list of reliable sources:
Databases available though the MLCHS Library:
If you access these sources from home, use the remote password: shel_rpa
Because you are writing an argumentative paper, the Opposing Viewpoints in Context database would be the best choice for reliable, accurate information.
A good search strategy is to try multiple search engines to access web sites:
Make sure that your web sites are from reliable, unbiased web sites. How can you evaluate this?
Research Process in the Library
Day 2: Print sources. Read and take notes on provided note-taking sheets.
Day 3: Lesson: Citing sources. Continue to read and take notes. Use EasyBib to compile source information.
Online Bibliography Creator - Choose MLA Style
Online Writing Lab (OWL) - MLA Formatting and Style Guide
Online Writing Lab (OWL) - Sample MLA Paper