Starting Your Paper: The Clock is Ticking

Tolkien once wrote, “It’s the job that’s never started as takes longest to finish,” and although the character he attributes that phrase to, Sam’s old Gaffer, was probably talking about landscaping, he might as well have been describing one of the key pitfalls in writing a research paper. You can’t finish what you don’t start, and if you haven’t finished that paper, you’re probably feeling moderate-to-severe anxiety, which is quite frankly a less appealing state to be in than, say, the categorical bliss one experiences after making the final edits to a well-written paper. So what’s holding you back?

Research can be overwhelming, especially at the onset, when you imagine the virtual (and sometimes literal) pile of resources you’ll have to sort through to find the information you need. But with Credo’s Topic Pages, it’s a little less daunting. Take these time-themed Topic Pages for a spin, and see how it makes information discovery that much easier when starting your paper.

Time – The many differences between the ways time is understood in different cultures, as well as the ways in which such differences might affect those…

Universal Time – universal time (UT), the international time standard common to every place in the world, it nominally reflects the mean solar time along the…

Time Management – Time management refers to a range of skills, tools, and techniques used to manage time when accomplishing specific tasks, projects, and goals. This skill set …

Daylight-saving Time – daylight saving time (DST), time observed when clocks and other timepieces are set ahead so that the sun will rise and set later in the day as…

Sundial – sundial , instrument that indicates the time of day by the shadow, cast on a surface marked to show hours or fractions of hours, of an object on…

Clocks And Watches – A mechanical device for measuring the passage of time. Clockwork has two essential components: an energy store (a raised weight or a coiled spring) and an  ..

Hawking, Stephen, 1942- – In The Large Scale Structure of Space-Time (with G F R Ellis, 1973) he showed that a space-time singularity must have occurred at the beginning of the universe  …



Prague Astronomical Clock, Prague Orloj picture-009, By AlfvanBeem (Own work) [CC0], via Wikimedia Commons,,_Prague_Orloj_picture-009.JPG

Salvador.Dali-Profile.of.Time., Salvador Dalí [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons,


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Duncan is Credo's Social Media Specialist. He lives in Maine with his wife, daughter, and Boston terrier.

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