Far from being a foolish thing to do, hunting out a good example of a term paper is perhaps one of the smartest moves that you will make in your academic career. Not only will having a proper example give you peace of mind, but it will also help you avoid the pitfalls that a lot of students make. However, as with everything in college there are some good examples and some bad examples. The last thing you want to do is muddy the waters and potentially jeopardize your grades by using a dud sample as your guide.
The person setting the term paper
This really is the most logical place to start! Why wouldn’t you ask the person that had originally set the assignment for an example to work from? Really, they should have already given you one or at very least pointed the class in the right direction. If they haven’t, don’t be shy. You have everything to gain and nothing to lose by asking.
There are two different types of library that you can look for this information:
Your university library is guaranteed to have this information whereas a search of your local library may be more hit and miss. That will really depend upon how big the library is and the demand that they have for your speciality.
The internet contains a treasure trove of information and is most student’s tool of choice. It is easy to see why, given that you can access it 24/7 from anywhere that you want! Places to look online include but are not confined to: