If you are on campus, stop in at the Research help desk, a librarian is available to help you 9am-9pm, Monday through Thursday and 9am-5pm on Friday.
Not on campus? E-mail email@example.com.
Before you get started and pick a topic for a research paper, read through your assignment to make sure that you understand the requirements.
Take a look at this short video from CSU Sonoma Library.