Answered By: Lauren McFall
Last Updated: Sep 10, 2020     Views: 304

Getting started with a term paper or research paper can be overwhelming. Try thinking in terms of step to make it easier.

eview your assignment and choose your topic.

E xplore background information in reference sources.

tate your topic as a question.

xamine books on your topic.

A ccess the databases for current information.

R e-evaluate your selected sources.

C ompose your paper.

andle the citation.

A good place to start your research is with Gale Virtual Reference Library (also called Gale eBooks) which will give you background information as well as links to current articles. For additional databases, take a look at A-Z Databases.
If you need assistance in developing a topic and finding information resources, ask a librarian! Our email is or you can chat with us online using the Ask A Librarian 24/7 chat service. Check library locations and hours for more information.
If you want help with your writing, consult the MCC Writing Center.

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