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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.

How to integrate quotes

Regardless of what citation style you use (eg. APA, MLA, Chicago Style) you will rely on the use of quotes. You will be staking a claim in your paper, and quoting from the published works of others will allow you to back up your claim. 

It is generally advisible to introduce your quotes with a little information about the background, education, or expertise of the person being quoted.  This information is called a signal phrase. By explaining more about that person's expertise, you are setting the scene for the reader to understand why your information is accurate and valid. Quotes need to be followed by citation information (title or author or page number) must direct the reader to how to find the information in your works-cited list and from there, how to locate the information regardless of where you found it.

There are no hard and fast rules for how much of your paper should be quoted material. It might be advisible to aim for 20% of your work to be quoted material, while the remaining 80% of the material is your own words.


Reference Resources

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American Indian and Alaska Native Children and Mental Health - Michelle C. Sarche
Call Number: ebook click for access
ISBN: 9780313383052
Publication Date: 2011-09-01

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American Indian Health - Everett R. Rhoades (Editor)
Call Number: ebook click for access
ISBN: 9780801869044
Publication Date: 2001-10-15

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Coaching Process - Lynn Kidman; Stephanie J. Hanrahan
Call Number: ebook click for access
ISBN: 9780415570534
Publication Date: 2011-02-02

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Essentials of Strength Training and Conditioning - National Strength and Conditioning Association Staff
Call Number: GV711.5 .E88 2008
ISBN: 9780736058032
Publication Date: 2008-06-02
Retrieve this print book from the library collection by using the call number to locate the item.

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Healthy Places, Healthy People - Melanie Creagan Dreher; Lisa Skemp; Sigma Theta Tau International Staff (Contribution by)
Call Number: ebook click for access
ISBN: 9781935476627
Publication Date: 2011-06-01

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Physical Education - Shirley W. Gray; Malcolm Thorburn
Call Number: ebook click for access
ISBN: 9781906716073
Publication Date: 2010-01-01

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Sports Injuries Sourcebook - Sandra J. Judd (Editor)
Call Number: RD97 .S736 2007
ISBN: 9780780809499
Publication Date: 2007-01-01
Use the call number to retrieve this print book from the library stacks at Carroll.

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Teaching Games for Understanding - Linda L. Griffin; Joy E. Butler
Call Number: GV361 .T34 2005
ISBN: 9780736045940
Publication Date: 2004-11-29


Veteran's Health

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Haunted by Combat - Daryl S. Paulson; Stanley Krippner; Jeffrey Kirkwood (Introduction by)
Call Number: RC552 .P67 P38 2007
ISBN: 9780275991876
Publication Date: 2007-08-01
This print book can be retrieved from the library stacks by using the call number to locate item.

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Healing Stress in Military Families - Lorie T. DeCarvalho; Julia M. Whealin
Call Number: ebook click for access
ISBN: 9781118038215
Publication Date: 2012-02-21

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Invisible Wounds of War - Terri Tanielian
Call Number: ebook click for access
ISBN: 9780833044549
Publication Date: 2008-05-06

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Praeger Handbook of Veterans' Health - Thomas W. Miller (Editor)
Call Number: UB369 .P73 2012
ISBN: 9780313383496
Publication Date: 2012-09-01
Four-volume set addresses current issues in veteran's health.

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When Johnny and Jane Come Marching Home - Paula J. Caplan
Call Number: ebook click for access
ISBN: 9780262015547
Publication Date: 2011-03-04


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