Please note: if information is too abundant, you may have to narrow or limit your topic. Your teacher may require you to write one or both of the following types of outlines: a topic outline, in which the headings and subheadings are a series of words or phrases, not complete sentences; or a sentence outline, in which every heading and subheading is a complete sentence. Finalize the thesis statement and prepare a working outline.Look in the card catalog for books, videos, audiocassettes, the vertical file, etc. Check copyright dates, materials older than five years may not be suitable for certain topics. Cautionary note: Using the Internet as an Information Resource In the process of doing research, one needs to access information efficiently and effectively.
· What role does anti-Semitism play in Shakespeare’s plays? · What role does DNA analysis play in criminal investigations?
If you are truly interested in your topic, the research process should generate excitement.
Think of yourself as an investigative reporter or a detective uncovering information that is as yet undiscovered.
Select a topic that will allow you to compile, analyze, and interpret information from numerous sources so that your paper becomes a valuable source of information for the reader.
Remember, a good research paper should help your teacher learn as well.