Writing a research paper is a process that can be broken into steps. You should first have a general topic in mind (your instructor may assign it) and a possible thesis statement. You’ll need to think of all the terms or keywords that might be associated with that topic. Then you can begin to search the library catalog and databases for supporting material. The following sites will help you understand the entire research process from beginning to the completed paper.
Research Topics- List of possible topics (PDF)
Basic Steps in the Research Process – Cambridge Rindge and Latin School
Types of Information - List of different types of information sources (PDF)
PTC Publication Timeline - Breakdown of how long it takes for different types of resources to report on a topic (PDF)
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