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Comp I - J. Miley: Let's Get Started !

Research Guide for Prof. Judy Miley's Comp I class exploring & researching The American Dream

Research Assignment


Is it real? Is it biased?

What do you think about these two sites?

How about this one?

Here is an interesting one, created by teachers:

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Need Help Choosing a Topic?

Can't decide on a topic?   Do you want some helpful advice ?

Be sure to choose a topic that is interesting to you.  It will make your assignment come alive for yourself and your professor.

If you need some ideas, here are a few places that may help spark your interest:

Remember: Use your MyMassasoit: "Username and Password" for off-campus access.  

Picking Your Topic IS Research

Used with permission from the North Carolina State University Libraries

Research Process Overview

Step 1. Develop a topic

Select a Topic | Develop Research Questions | Identify Keywords | Find Background Information | Refine a Topic


Step 2. Locate information

Books & E-Books | Videos & Images | Articles | Websites | Grey Literature | Search Strategies


Step 3. Evaluate

Evaluate Sources | Primary vs Secondary | Types of Periodicals


Step 4: Write

Take Notes | Outline the Paper | Incorporate Source Material


Step 5: Cite

Plagiarism | MLA Format | MLA Examples | APA Format | APA Examples | Annotated Bibliographies

Coordinator of Library Services, Canton

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Pauline A. Aiello
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Pauline A. Aiello
Coordinator of Library Services, Canton
508-588-9100 x2945