Answered By: Celita Ávila
Last Updated: Oct 14, 2015     Views: 36

We have several LibGuides which can help you narrow your topic and find academic resources. Since you are essentially doing a "I have a problem and need to present a solution" type project, here's one used for an English class on problem/solution papers:

http://sacguide.libguides.com/content.php?pid=140420&sid=1275637

Look for background info on your problem topic in any/all of these three online databases. The example here is "procrastination." A quick search in Gale Virtual Reference Library helps me answer: What is it? What causes it? etc. You'll also get a perfect MLA citation at the end of each entry.

When you have more keywords to help you narrow your topic (ie, procrastination AND college students), click on over to the Articles tab and do a search in any of the tools listed there:

http://sacguide.libguides.com/content.php?pid=140420&sid=1275647

Use AND in between keywords to narrow your search. After you search, take advantage of the limiting features along the left hand side of your search results. Choose "full-text" only and limit by date if you want. Again, you'll find perfect MLA citations either within the articles at the bottom or via the Citation tool along the right hand side of an item.

If you share your specific topic with me I can do specific searches to get you on the right track! Holler back!