Identify a Topic
Finding a research topic that is interesting, relevant, feasible, and worthy of your time may take a lot of time and effort. Remember that as you are searching for a research topic, you will need to be able to find enough information about your topic(s) in a book or scholarly journal. If you can only find information about your topic(s) in current event sources (newspapers, magazines, etc.) then the topic might be too new to have a large body of published scholarly information. Do some background work on a couple of topics before choosing one that may not have a lot of sources. Watch this video about choosing a topic from North Carolina State University Libraries to help you with finding a good, doable topic.
Add sources to your Reference page as you collect them. When you have all of the sources collected, copy and paste the sources into a new document for submission in Canvas. All sources should be recent, 2010-present.
Your Reference page should have a minimum of 7 sources:
1 Documentary from Taft College Library databases
1 Newspaper article from Taft College Library databases
2 Peer-reviewed articles from Taft College Library databases
3 Chapters from books with authors and editors from Taft College eBook collection