American Cancer Society


Guidelines for Final Research Paper

1.     Topic needs to be approved.

2.    The BODY of the paper should be 3-5 double-spaced, with one-inch margins on each side.  

3.    Follow the format in the MLA HANDBOOK FOR WRITERS OF RESEARCH PAPERS.  You can also visit the MLA web site for help: www.mla.org.

4.    Minimum of 2 sources. Please use journal/internet sites that are reliable and credible.  

5.  The final paper is worth 100 points, part of the grade will include a 2-3 minute in-class presentation. Please provide a PowerPoint or handout or poster as a visual for the class.

The following web sites may be helpful to get reliable information about a variety of conditions:

Mayo Clinic www.mayoclinic.com

American Diabetes Association  www.diabetes.org

American Cancer Society www.cancer.org

American Heart Association www.americanheart.org

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics www.eatright.org

National Institute of Health: http://health.nih.gov/

American Medical Association www.ama-assn.org

Health Finder: http://www.healthfinder.gov/

CDC: http://www.cdc.gov/

MedlinePlus: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/

World Health Organizatoin: http://www.who.int/en/

WebMD: http://www.webmd.com/

Family Doctor: http://familydoctor.org/familydoctor/en.html

Quackwatch: http://www.quackwatch.com/

There are other web sites that you can get to by using a general search engine and typing a key word to access your site of interest. Be sure to look for a .gov, .edu, or .org website as these sites use reliable sources of information.

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