The information on the following tabs of this guide will help you identify keywords for your topic, find and evaluate different Types of Sources, and cite your sources using APA style.
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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.
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, 2012-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