Hey, this is a great question. More than one answer can be given, but I will tell you my answer.
The paper is a collection of paragraphs. Each paragraph tells about the MAIN IDEA of an article or book written by a person with good credibility.
If you can write paragraphs about articles/books, and quote some of them once in a while, you can write a research paper.
Just start writing paragraphs about articles/books.
When you have written many paragraphs, look to find a THEME that they all share. What idea or theme can you find in them when you read them all. I mean... what does a person learn when reading all these article and books? Whatever truth you find in them should be expressed in the intro paragraph, which you write only after collecting several paragraphs about the main ideas.
I hope that gets you started!!!