Use this step-by-step guide to start your research for the cause and effect essay assigned by Professor LaCerra. Contact a librarian for help.
First, decide what specific issue you would like to research within one of the three categories (family, environment or obedience).
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Once you have focused your topic, start a list of relevant keywords. These are the words you would use in your searches.
Write out your focused topic on a piece of paper.
Circle the keywords in your topic.
Related to your topic, list some words that describe
Use the library catalog to find all types of items, but especially books and e-books.
Use different library databases to find specific types of articles, as well as images and videos.
Start with the keywords from your topic, or their synonyms. Add keywords from your list to make the search more specific.
E-mail articles that you find in the databases, to your preferred e-mail address. You can send MLA citations along with your articles.
Use the library's MLA Guides to help you cite books, e-books and articles: