Defining your topic
First you'll want to define your topic.
Whether you find a source you would like to use from a Google search or from one of the library's databases, you will want to evaluate them before using them within your paper. Use the "Evaluating Your Sources" tab above to help you assess their value.
There are a number of types of sources available within our databases. In case you find the difference between them confusing, here is a brief explanation of what you will find.