Answered By: Susan Cassidy
Last Updated: Jun 29, 2016     Views: 107

If you are enrolled in English 101, your instructor will help you learn this important skill. Additionally, the library has many resources to help you learn to write a research paper.

Our Ready Set Research and Get Started with Library Research guides break down the research process into clear steps, from choosing a topic to citing your sources and everything in between.

The library also has books on the topic, such as Schaum's quick guide to writing great research papers, which is available as an eBook that you can read from any Internet-linked computer. You will have to enter your W number (without the W) and your six-digit birth date to access it from off campus. You can find other books on this topic by searching "report writing" as a subject in the WorldCat Library Catalog

The library offers 2-hour research workshops every term as well as a 3-unit class on research. See our Research Skills guides for more information.

Finally, if you can make time to visit the library in person, a librarian will work with you to develop your topic, find appropriate sources, and learn to cite them. Help with the actual writing process is available at the Writing Center--call 575-6346 to make an appointment for the East Campus, and 575-6676 for West Campus.