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What Do You Know?
You probably already know a little something about the topic you chose, but it's important to find out more in order to write an intelligent research paper and/or make a good argument.
- What do I know?
- What can I find out?
Reference resources help you find out more!
Library Research Guides lead you to the best resources to use when searching for information on your topic.
Always check to see if there's a Research Guide on your topic.
Finding Sources for Your Annotated Bibliography
- Article Summary
- Annotated Bibliography
- You need four sources for your annotated bibliography
- Types of sources:
- one book
- three periodical articles - magazines or journals, one must be scholarly
- Determine author credibility
- MLA style
- Food industry and issues
- Animal issues
- Women, media, and education of women and girls
- Racial and socioeconomic divides
Learn About Your Topic
Once you have chosen a broad topic, use general reference sources to better understand your topic and all the issues surrounding it. Reference sources are a good starting point for your research because they give you background information which can help you narrow your focus and come up with keywords to use when searching for more information.
See the lists below for some selected reference sources available online
Selected Library Reference Sources - Online
Below are some of the library's online resources that can help you get some background information on your topic. These resources are available on and off campus but require a login for off-campus use. Enter your Cerritos College ID and password when prompted. For more login information see the Database Login page.