How to Start Writing a Research Paper
Use the reference sources below to:
- help define a topic
- place a topic in context
- get an overview of scholarly thought on a topic
- help you focus and develop a thesis for your paper
Articles in reference sources often list articles, books, and websites for further reading, in sections entitled Bibliography, Suggested Reading, Further Information, etc.
Carroll College owns a comprehensive collection of history reference books, from wartime history, education reform, terrorism and the Middle Ages to the Encyclopedia of Hair.
Use Library of Congress subject headings to browse by subject area.
The follwing titles will help you with choosing or narrowing down a topic, conducting research and oral histories and writing clear, articulate papers.