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An introduction to the research essay for 1st and 2nd year St. Mike's courses: how to find books and articles, search efficiently, evaluate sources, read effectively, take essay notes, structure your essay, and make sense of citation.

Welcome to SMOLworld

Vasquez Peak Wilderness, by Im Me, Flickr

Photo Source: Im Me. Gratefully adapted with a CC license from Flickr.

SMOLworld is an interactive assignment guide inspired by the research essay. It offers research and writing help for students in SMC103, SMC108, and SMC219.

SMOLworld country is friendly country. All are welcome.

How to Use this Guide

The pages in the left-hand menu follow chronologically the general process of researching and writing a research essay. Start with Starting, continue with Exploring and keep progressing. Tabs loosely follow the research process within each section from left to right. Don't hesitate to contact us using the Get Help! tabs, or to post questions in the Forum..