This guide will help you with research for Paper #3. After working through each tab of this guide, you will be able to
Locate various information pathways on the Oakton Library website.
Perform a basic search in at least one Oakton Library database.
Perform a basic search in our online catalog.
You will also learn a bit about MLA citations, and you will be guided to resources for help.
Your goal is to write a synthesis paper (about 10 pages in length), using at least ten of the very best sources available that you integrate into the paper (12 source minimum for a working bibliography). Your sources will be scholarly and a mix of primary and secondary. Your paper should be in the format of a problem or problem/solution. You will use the sources extensively in the form of summary, paraphrase, and (more briefly) quotation in order
You must submit computer notes:
Each note should
List the author's last name and page number the note came from
Be under one of the headings on your outline
Be a brief note in the form of a paraphrase or quote related only to that one topic Clearly identify any personal note to yourself
Open a file and type your outline.
Every time you take a note related to a section on your outline, type it under the heading, listing
the author's name and page number after the note.
Single space each of your notes and double space between notes.
You should meet all the stages in the research process, including a Narrowed Search Question, a Working Bibliography typed in proper MLA format, a title page, a formal sentence outline, a Works Cited, the final paper, and at least one rough draft.