Most MCTC Library subscription databases provide citation tools that you can use! Easily create citations in the style you need for your assignment - the citation tools are usually located in the database toolbar or within the screen of the source you are looking. But, ALWAYS double-check the citation to make sure it has been properly formatted!
You can use the citation handbooks available in the library or other online tools such as the Purdue OWL (Online Writing Lab) website. Your textbook may also have citation guidelines.
As always, if you have questions, ASK!!
The one of the most important things to keep in mind when writing a research paper is to AVOID PLAGIARISM! Plagiarism can be DELIBERATE or UNINTENTIONAL so be careful how you use the the resources you have gathered during the research process.
Take OWNERSHIP of your research project and consider it an opportunity to learn and grow academically or otherwise. Research a topic you are interested in or are passionate about! Doing research CAN be rewarding!
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