Use the Library's Discovery Search to find books, articles, images, and statistics – All at one time! You can use the 'Advanced Search' tool to limit your results.
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In this guide, you'll find a variety of library and other resources to help you get started on research and writing projects for your courses here at Fontbonne.
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These general reference sources are a good place to do background reading or begin you research. For a complete list of databases, see the Digital Resources Alphabetical List.
Subscription resources are available to Fontbonne students, faculty, & staff. Guests are welcome to visit us the Jack C. Taylor Library.
Planning out your research is a crucial first step to writing a research paper. Time managment is important in order to ensure that research is not left until the last minute. Initial steps to planning your research include:
University of Minnesota's Assignment Calculator will help you plan your writing time.
1. Consider first broad subjects that deal with your topic
2. Narrow this down, keeping your topic in mind
3. Focus closer: limit your topic to specifics, such as geography, time, culture, etc.
4. Write down topic phrases; this helps you come up with key words and questions that will help you in your research
The Online Writing Lab at Purdue University has lots of resources to help you get started with your research paper. Here are a few.