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Need a paper topic? Look at articles in reference books, journals, magazines and newspapers (both in print and online). Find something that interests you, something you would like to explore.
Find Background Information
Put your topic in context with a general overview of the subject.
There is usually more than one way to describe your topic. As you gather background information, make a list of keywords you can use to search for books and articles in the library's databases.
- Too many results? Use more specific keywords.
- Too few results? Use more general keywords.
Document your research, and give credit where credit is due.
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MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers
Reference 808.02 M699mL7
The Craft of Research