Below describes how you can use the pages of this library guide when researching and writing your paper. You may also find the resources helpful with other assignments in the class.
To find a news story, see the news and magazine sources under "Finding Sources" in this guide. Once you find a story and after it is ok'd by the professor, then (again) turn to the "Finding Sources" page, but this time look for "Background Information" sources that will help you understand the ideas and concepts in the news story. They will give you a conceptual map so you can find closely related sources that can become the items you cite for the paper.
See the page of this guide "Evaluating Sources" to learn criteria that can help you evaluate the reliability and authoritativeness of the sources you find.
Learn about the difference between the references you put at the end of your paper, versus the "in-text" citations that *point* to the latter. See the "ZoteroBib" page for information about how to insert in-text citations and format the end of paper references in your paper. No tool of this kind will be perfect, so you may want to check over your citations and edit them as needed, using the appropriate guide within "Citing Sources" as a reference for the style you have selected. You can make changes to your citations by editing them out of ZoteroBib, or by edit them after you generate them using ZoteroBib and copying them into your paper.
See the "Writing Tips" page of this guide for ideas about writing and how to use Word to create headers and move them around as you work on your paper. If you need assistance with writing, you can go to the writing center.