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English 201 Flynn Research Guide: Home

Resources to complete research assignment

Understanding the Assignment

Before you choose a topic make sure you understand your assignment. Carefully read and analyze the assignment prompt.

  • What is your purpose?
  • Who is your audience?
  • How many and what types of sources do you need?
  • What are the logicistics of the paper
    • Due date
    • Length
    • Citation style

Understanding your assignment will help you select a workable topic and lead to a successful research project.

Developing Your Topic

NCSU Libraries (3:10)

Use Mapping to Develop a Topic

UCLA Library (2:52)

MLA Citation Help

Look for Multiple Sources on Your Topic

NCSU Libraries (2:08)

Enter the Conversation

University of Guelph Library (2:54)

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