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A course guide for Geography 1520
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Research Paper

Write a research paper that is 6 to 8 pages on a topic that interests you from the textbook. You must have at least 5 websites, 5 books (print or electronic) and 5 academic, peer-reviewed articles. You can use subject encyclopedias to get background information, but they will not count as a scholarly source.


  • Five (5) scholarly, peer-reviewed articles
  • Five (5) books in print or electronic
  • Five (5) websites.


  • 1" margins
  • Size 12 font
  • Double-spaced,
  • 6-8 pages, typed
  • Use MLA 9th ed. or APA 7th ed. citation style for an annotated bibliography


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.