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Getting Started With Research Resources: Writing/Study Help

Information on how to find resources for research, evaluate, and ethically cite them, as well as writing and citation help.

Study Resources

EndNote

EndNote is software that can organize, store, and input citations into Word documents to help you with your research. The College of St. Scholastica has a site license which offers two options for you to access Endnote and you can either pick one or use both as the situation warrants.

1. EndNote Download
To download EndNote, click on the appropriate computer link below, log in to the Intranet, and click on save. EndNote will then be installed on your computer. 
2. EndNote Web

Writing Process

Step 1 - Decide on a topic
Resources to help you: 
Encyclopedias
Current events

Issues and interests in your life


Step 2 - Define your topic
Narrow your topic and break apart its terms, discern what the subject headings are for your topic, combine your terms with Boolean logic (and, or, not)
Resources to help you: 

Encyclopedias

Step 3 - Research your topic
Resources to help you: 
Getting Started LibGuide
Reference Books
Books & eBooks

Articles
Websites
Your textbook


Step 4 - Organize your topic into subtopics, create an outline
Resources to help you: 

PDF of Outline Worksheet

Step 5 - Set up your paper in APA 7th style or MLA 8th style
Resources to help you: 
Formatting your Paper in APA 7th

Formatting your Paper in MLA 8th

Step 6 - Evaluate your resources and select which ones you will use in your paper
Resources to help you: 
How to evaluate resources 
PDF of Evaluation of Sources Worksheet


Step 7 - Ethically incorporate your resources into your paper - in-text or parenthetical citations
Resources to help you: 

How to avoid plagiarism 
Look at the articles and your textbook for examples for how they used resources in their writing

Step 8 - Create your References List
Resources to help you: 
CSS Library's APA 7th LibGuide
CSS Library's MLA 8th LibGuide

Third Floor of Library

                                                      Student Quietly Studying on the Third Floor of the CSS Library

Writing Help

Photo of Rose Frenzel Warner Writing and Critical Thinking CenterThe Rose Warner Writing and Critical Thinking Center is where all students, faculty and community members can receive free, collaborative feedback on any and all forms of writing. You can find out more information and even schedule an appointment on their website.

More Writing Resources