Bedford Researcher with 2009 MLA and 2010 APA Updates

ISBN-10: 0312667752
ISBN-13: 9780312667757
Edition: 3rd
Authors: Mike Palmquist
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List price: $49.99
Edition: 3rd
Publisher: Bedford/Saint Martin's
Publication date: 3/31/2010
Binding: Comb Bound 
Pages: 448
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.606
Language: English

Click here to find out more about the 2009 MLA Updates and the 2010 APA Updates . Tech-savvy and student-friendly,The Bedford Researcheraddresses the kinds of writing students actually do and the kinds of sources they actually use. It follows real student writers from their initial research questions all the way to designing their final essays, integrating electronic sources and tools into each stage of the process. Clearly organized and readable,The Bedford Researcherstrips away the complexities of research writing and empowers students to write with confidence.

Preface for Instructors
Introduction for Writers
Joining the Conversation
Getting Started
How can I research and write with confidence?
How can I choose an appropriate topic?
Exploring and Narrowing Your Topic
How can I explore my topic?
How can I narrow my topic?
Developing Your Research Question and Proposal
How can I develop my research question?
What is a research proposal and how can I create one?
Working with Sources
Reading Critically
How does reading critically differ from evaluating?
How can I use my research question to read critically?
How can I read with an attitude?
What strategies can I use to read actively?
What should I pay attention to as I read?
How many times should I read a source?
Evaluating Sources
What factors should I use to evaluate a source?
Should I evaluate all types of sources in the same way?
Taking Notes
How can I record my notes?
What methods can I use to take notes and avoid plagiarism?
Avoiding Plagiarism
What is plagiarism?
What are research ethics?
What is common knowledge?
What is "fair use" and when should I ask permission to use a source?
Why do writers plagiarize?
How can I avoid plagiarism?
What should I do if I'm accused of plagiarism?
Collecting Information
Planning Your Search for Information
How can I create a search plan?
How can I create a schedule to carry out my plan?
How can I find out if my plan is a good one?
Searching for Information with Electronic Resources
How can I search for sources with online library catalogs?
How can I search for sources with databases?
How can I search for sources with Web search sites?
How can I search for sources with media search sites?
Searching for Information with Print Resources
How can I use the library stacks to locate sources?
How can I use a library periodicals room to locate sources?
How can I use a library reference room to locate sources?
Searching for Information with Field Research Methods
How can I use interviews to collect information?
How can I use observation to collect information?
How can I use surveys to collect information?
How can I use correspondence to collect information?
How can I use public events and broadcast media to collect information?
Managing Information
How can I save and organize the information I find?
How can I create a bibliography
Writing Your Document
Developing, Supporting, and Organizing Your Ideas
How can I develop my thesis statement?
How can I support my thesis statement?
How should I organize my document?
Drafting
How can I use my outline to draft my document?
How can I draft effective paragraphs?
How can I draft my introduction?
How can I present evidence for my points?
How can I make sure my document is easy to follow?
How can I make my document more readable?
How can I draft my conclusion?
How should I document my sources?
Integrating Sources to Frame Your Argument and Avoid Plagiarism
How can I use source information to accomplish my purposes as a writer?
How can I integrate quotations?
How can I integrate paraphrases?
How can I integrate summaries?
How can I integrate numerical information?
How can I integrate images, audio, and video?
How can I ensure I've avoided plagiarism?
Writing with Style
How can I begin to write with style?
How can I polish my style?
Revising and Editing
What should I focus on as I revise my document?
What strategies should I use to revise?
What should I focus on as I edit my document?
What strategies should I use to edit?
Designing
How can I use design effectively?
What design elements can I use?
How should I design my document?
Documenting Sources
Understanding Documentation Systems
What is a documentation system and which one should I use?
How should I document my sources?
Using MLA Style
How do I cite sources within the text of my document?
How do I prepare the list of works cited?
Using APA Style
How do I cite sources within the text of my document?
How do I prepare the reference list?
Using Chicago Style
How do I cite sources within the text of my document?
How do I format notes and prepare the bibliography?
Using CSE Style
How do I cite sources within the text of my document?
How do I prepare the reference list?
Index
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