(Steps One and Two of the Research Paper Project)
Pick one of the topics listed on our Research Paper Topics
one of your own invention, as long as your primary focus is on
one of the texts discussed this semester.
This will be your topic not only for this assignment, but for
the final research paper as well.
You will NOT be able to submit a final research paper if
you have not first successfully completed (i.e received a
passing grade on) this assignment !!
If you change your research paper topic, you must submit a
new library assignment for the new topic !!
Go to the Richardson Library Website & look up
sources (books, magazines, microfilm/fiche) on that subject.
Generate a list of twenty (20) SECONDARY sources, including
AT LEAST five (5) books, five (5) journal articles, and five
(5) on-line articles. If you can not find twenty
SECONDARY sources, PICK ANOTHER TOPIC!
Compile a TYPED list of Works Cited for the sources, using
proper MLA Format. (see sample )
Please include at the top of the page what your
research topic is!
** This must be submitted through Blackboard. **
Submit copies of the first page(s) of each of the works.
For each of these sources, please HIGHLIGHT the
Part Two: Library Paper (500 word minimum)
Pick one of the SECONDARY sources from the list you compiled
in Part One.
Do NOT use one of the assigned sources found in our
textbook (e.g. Lipking).
Read through the source, whether in its entirety (article
or web page) or its introduction (book-length piece).
TYPE a 500-word discussion of the main argument of the
work, including a summary of the main points.
Incorporate at least two (2) quotes from the work and
explain how they demonstrate the argument you have identified,
using proper MLA format and providing accurate parenthetical
Make sure to include a Works Cited entry for the source in
proper MLA format.