How to do Research for College Assignments


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In college-level programs, there are certain expectations for academic assignments: instructors expect reliable, scholarly sources to be used with properly formatted citations and references. 

This guide will help you meet those expectations with a step-by-step process for:

  • Choosing and developing a topic
  • Searching and exploring library resources online in multiple formats, such as ebooks and databases
  • Evaluating sources for credibility and reliability
  • Properly using sources with APA style