This tutorial will lead you through the steps to follow when writing a research paper. In order to view and use this tutorial, users should download Adobe Shockwave Player 7 or later. The tutorial is best viewed using speakers or headphones.
This guide will assist you in completing your assignment for Dr. Hall's English Composition 0150: Workshop in Composition or English Composition 0200: Seminar in Composition. Here you will find information on which databases to search to find articles on your topic; information on how to evaluate the sources you have found; and information on setting up your research paper, in-text citations, and Works Cited list following MLA style. It will also provide you with links to helpful sites and to connecting to Pitt's Digital Library from home. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the library or stop by the library to talk with a librarian.
NOTE: You can click Print Page on any page of this research guide to print a copy of all resources and their URLs, where applicable.
The following steps outline a simple and effective way for finding information for a research paper and citing the sources you find.
The link below will help you refine your research topic.