Quick Write

What are some possible topics that you would like to write and learn more about?

Intro to Research

Scholarly research is research that is published by people with specialized knowledge on what they are researching. It is peer reviewed, reviewed by other researchers and specialist in the field, and is generally trustworthy. Blogs, Newspapers, Magazines are not Scholarly but are popular sources.


ProCon.org No subscription needed. Good place to look at the main issues around a topic.

Occupational Outlook Handbook The OOH can help you find career information on duties, education and training, pay, and outlook for hundreds of occupations.

Google Scholar Google academic database search. Great place to start.

Crafton Hills Library Databases  You have to sign in to access the library databases off campus.

Questions on Research?

MLA Format

Report Purpose and Topic

Answer questions.

Review what is already known about a subject.

Report new knowledge.

Research Guidelines

  • One article from Gale Virtual Reference
  • One to three scholarly articles on your topic, use Academic Search Complete
  • One procon.org article on your topic


  • Decide on your report topic and begin research