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Getting Started

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.

For additional help using library resources, explore the library's Library Research Skills guide

For writing help, see the Taft College Learning Center for information about getting help from a writing tutor.

Research Paper

Write a research paper on a topic of your choice. The paper must be about a topic that can be argued with evidence. The paper cannot be your opinion only--it must present evidence in support of your point of view. The requirements are:

  • A topic that is controversial or has opposing viewpoints
  • A minimum of 1800 words or 6 pages in length
  • 10 sources from the Taft College Library. The sources can be subject encyclopedias, books, journal articles, viewpoints, newspaper articles or videos.
  • A Works Cited page listing all the sources used in the paper.
  • Written using MLA Style formatting