The research paper is an academic exercise that critically evaluates a unique phenomenonthat has previously garnered academic support. This support is measured by the extent to which published literature on the topic is available. The paper must be written in a manner consistent with college-level writing. All sources MUST be properly cited, both within the body of the paper as well as in a bibliography/work cited page[s]. The length requirement of the research paper shall be 8-10 pages, not including bibliography/work cited page, title page as well as the appendix, if provided.The paper must be typed, double-spaced with one inch margins all around. Careful and complete citing of all quotations and paraphrasing is essential.APA style or Chicagostyle are the only appropriate formats to be used for citations. Students must choose one of these styles and adhere to this style. Sample citations, as well as links to resources to assist the student in properly formatting his/her paper will be provided.Should the student require additional assistance, it is the responsibility of the student to approach the instructor. Failure to do so will result in the instructor assuming the student is proficient in citations and formatting. A recent study by Bucknell University concluded that the average number of sources in undergraduate papers was 9. The findings of this study provide ample evidence to allow for 9 to be used as a minimum requirement for number of sources. Wikipedia, other encyclopedias (online or bound), dictionaries, and internet blogs are not permitted to be used as sources for your research paper. Pictures are not allowed in the paper. Quotes of 3+ lines in length are not permitted. In lieu of lengthy quotes, the student shall paraphrase what the author of his/her source has written. Tables, Charts, Graphs, etc. are not allowed in the paper. STUDENTS SHOULD CONDUCT THEIR RESEARCH USING ONLY BOOKS AND/OR JOURNAL ARTICLES FROM THE LCCC ONLINE LIBRARY (websites of any kind should to be avoided as the primary objective of this assignment is to enhance the student’s ability to use an online research database). Students may access journal articles from the LCCC online library (EBSCOHost, ProQuest, are excellent databases to choose from). Those unfamiliar with how to do so should contact the instructor or the LCCC library IMMEDIATELY .