One of the first things to think about is what are the kinds of sources to use in writing a research paper?
Start with Zondervan Library tools and resources. Why? These will steer you to solid research on your topic. This guide will point to finding all of these formats.
You may need to find more in-depth resources, for example, articles that highlight research being done on your topic. You can pick from 100+ databases with content, divided by subject area (e.g., Psychology databases, Business databases, Sports databases).
Most of the information found through these resources cannot be accessed using a generic Google Web search.
Here are two visual guides for searching databases. For more detailed and powerful searching techniques visit the "Guides" section of this course guide and and visit the "Search Strategies" page.
Next, try other ways of narrowing by Source Type or access the PDF Full Text of the article or request through Interlibrary Loan.
Begin by typing in search terms.