Depending on your familiarity with the topic and the challenges you encounter along the way, you may need to rearrange these steps.
Use the library's electronic periodical databasesto find magazine and newspaper articles.
Choose the databases and formats best suited to your particular topic; ask at the librarian at the Reference Desk if you need help figuring out which database best meets your needs.
The next step is the rough draft, wherein you get your ideas on paper in an unfinished fashion.
This step will help you organize your ideas and determine the form your final paper will take.