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Getting Started with Research at Shapiro Library

This guide discusses understanding information sources, formulating a topic and search phrase, where and how to search the library for information, how to evaluate sources, how to cite sources, and more.

Writing an Outline


What is an Outline?

An outline breaks down your thesis or paper into clear, definable parts. It presents a hierarchical image of your paper's main ideas and subsequent ideas or topics. Many students find that writing an outline before they write their paper helps keep them on track and makes the process a little easier.

Need Help Writing an Outline?

Check out these resources:

Helpful Academic Support Resources

Helpful Web Resources