The hardest part of writing an essay or starting a research paper is often just getting started. Before you have even written your thesis statement, you may need to do a little research just to get some background information on a topic. Most people use Wikipedia for this, but the library has a new database called Credo Reference that allows you to search trusted reference books online. Try it today: http://www6.wittenberg.edu/redirect.php?287
Credo… a more scholarly alternative to Wikipedia.