Type a subject or topic in the Google Scholar Search box and click on "Search"
Here is the link to your Research Guide. It contains specific suggestions for what databases are helpful for your topic about reforming the prison system to reduce the number of inmates. It also has links to good articles and reports on the Web, from authoritative, trustworthy websites. You can print the Guide, but it is more convenient if you simply open the PDF document in your browser and then the links to the databases and websites are live and you can click on them to get to the materials.
Our online Citation Guide has a lot of helpful resources for learning about plagiarism, paraphrasing and citing your sources.
One great resource for showing you how to cite various kinds of sources is "EasyBib Citation Help Sheets" no. 4.2 on the Table of Contents.
There are also sample student papers written in MLA style that can be printed out, no. 6.5 on the Table of Contents.