Answered By: Lauren McFall
Last Updated: May 08, 2017     Views: 210

Getting started with a term paper or research paper can be overwhelming. Try thinking in terms of steps.

eview your assignment and choose your topic.

E xplore background information in reference sources.

tate your topics 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 Credo Reference which will give you background information as well as links to current articles. You can also View the list of Library databases by subject 
If you need assistance in developing a topic and finding information resources, ask a librarian! Our email is You can come by and consult with us in person. Check library locations and hours for more info
If you want help with your writing, consult the MCC Writing Center.
here is a link to more deatialed information about the Research Process

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