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AC3 Research Paper Resources: Find a Topic -- Reference Sources

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AC3 Reference Sources

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Use the LOCATION limiter on the left side of the page to limit your results to REFERENCE sources.

Your research question 

  • Can be answered in multiple ways, does not have a simple yes or no answer
  • Focuses your research
  • Helps you choose, critically read and evaluate your sources 

Your preliminary thesis statement

  • Identifies the topic you are researching
  • May be refined or changed as you expand your sources

Your thesis statement 

  • Your answer to the research question, your opinion
  • Usually a single sentence somewhere in your first paragraph that presents your argument 
  • Supported by evidence from sources cited in your paper 
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