Use some of the questions below to help you narrow this broad topic. See "substance abuse" in our Developing Research Questions guide for an example of research questions on a focused study of drug abuse.
Use books to read broad overviews and detailed discussions of your topic.
You'll use the library catalog to search for books, ebooks, articles, and more.
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If you're working from off campus, you'll need to sign in. Once you click on the name of a database, simply enter your student ID (without the W) and your six-digit birth date.
Use Google Scholar to find scholarly literature on the Web:
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Your instructor should tell you which citation style he or she wants you to use. Click on the appropriate link below to learn how to format your paper and cite your sources according to a particular style.