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Research and Documentation in the Electronic Age

ISBN-10: 0312443390

ISBN-13: 9780312443399

Edition: 4th 2006

Authors: Diana Hacker, Barbara Fister

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This handy, spiral-bound booklet covers the essential information students need -- at the library and on the Internet -- for college research assignments in every discipline. It is also available online with links to a wide selection of useful Internet sites.
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Book details

List price: $9.95
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Bedford/Saint Martin's
Publication date: 12/28/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 5.75" wide x 7.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

Introduction
Research Questions and Search Strategies
Posing a research question
Choosing a narrow question
Choosing a challenging question
Choosing a grounded question
Mapping out a search strategy
Getting started
Including the library in your plan
Choosing an appropriate search strategy
Finding and Evaluating Sources
Finding sources
Finding articles using a database or print index
What databases offer
How to search a database
When to use a print index
Finding books in the library's catalog
Finding a wide variety of sources on the Web
Search engines
Directories
Digital archives
Government and news sites
Discussion forums
Considering other search tools
Reference works
Bibliographies and scholarly citations
Evaluating sources
Selecting sources worth your attention
Scanning search results
Previewing sources
Distinguishing between primary and secondary sources
Selecting appropriate versions of electronic sources
Reading with an open mind and a critical eye
Being alert for signs of bias
Assessing the author's argument
Assessing Web sources with special care
Specialized Library and Web Resources
Researching in the humanities
General resources in the humanities
Databases and indexes in the humanities
Web resources in the humanities
Reference books in the humanities
Art and architecture
Databases and indexes in art and architecture
Web resources in art and architecture
Reference books in art and architecture
Special resources in art and architecture
Classics
Databases and indexes in classics
Web resources in classics
Reference books in classics
Literature
Databases and indexes in literature
Web resources in literature
Reference books in literature
Music
Databases and indexes in music
Web resources in music
Reference books in music
Philosophy
Databases and indexes in philosophy
Web resources in philosophy
Reference books in philosophy
Religion
Databases and indexes in religion
Web resources in religion
Reference books in religion
Theater, dance, and film
Databases and indexes in theater, dance, and film
Web resources in theater, dance, and film
Reference books in theater, dance, and film
World languages and linguistics
Databases and indexes in world languages and linguistics
Web resources in world languages and linguistics
Reference books in world languages and linguistics
Researching in history
General resources in history
Databases and indexes in history
Web resources in history
Reference books in history
World history
Databases and indexes in world history
Web resources in world history
Reference books in world history
American history
Databases and indexes in American history
Web resources in American history
Reference books in American history
Primary sources
Databases and indexes: The popular press
Web resources: Primary documents
Web resources: Government documents
Reprint series
Oral and local history collections
Researching in the social sciences
General resources in the social sciences
Databases and indexes in the social sciences
Web resources in the social sciences
Reference books in the social sciences
Anthropology
Databases and indexes in anthropology
Web resources in anthropology
Reference books in anthropology
Business and economics
Databases and indexes in business and economics
Web resources in business and economics
Reference books in business and economics
Communication studies
Databases and indexes in communication studies
Web resources in communication studies
Reference books in communication studies
Criminal Justice
Databases and indexes in criminal justice
Web resources in criminal justice
Reference books in criminal justice
Education
Databases and indexes in education
Web resources in education
Reference books in education
Ethnic and area studies
Databases and indexes in ethnic and area studies
Web resources in ethnic and area studies
Reference books in ethnic and area studies
Geography
Databases and indexes in geography
Web resources in geography
Reference books in geography
Special resources in geography
Law
Databases and indexes in law
Web resources in law
Reference books in law
Political science
Databases and indexes in political science
Web resources in political science
Reference books in political science
Psychology
Databases and indexes in psychology
Web resources in psychology
Reference books in psychology
Sociology
Databases and indexes in sociology
Web resources in sociology
Reference books in sociology
Women's studies
Databases and indexes in women's studies
Web resources in women's studies
Reference books in women's studies
Researching in the sciences
General resources in the sciences
Databases and indexes in the sciences
Web resources in the sciences
Reference books in the sciences
Biology
Databases and indexes in biology
Web resources in biology
Reference books in biology
Chemistry
Databases and indexes in chemistry
Web resources in chemistry
Reference books in chemistry
Computer science
Databases and indexes in computer science
Web resources in computer science
Reference books in computer science
Engineering
Databases and indexes in engineering
Web resources in engineering
Reference books in engineering
Environmental sciences
Databases and indexes in environmental sciences
Web resources in environmental sciences
Reference books in environmental sciences
Geology
Databases and indexes in geology
Web resources in geology
Reference books in geology
Mathematics
Databases and indexes in mathematics
Web resources in mathematics
Reference books in mathematics
Nursing and health sciences
Databases and indexes in nursing and health sciences
Web resources in nursing and health sciences
Reference books in nursing and health sciences
Physics and astronomy
Databases and indexes in physics and astronomy
Web resources in physics and astronomy
Reference books in physics and astronomy
Documentation styles
MLA style: English and other humanities
MLA in-text citations
Directory
MLA list of works cited
Directory
MLA information notes (optional)
MLA manuscript format
Sample research paper: MLA style
APA style: The social sciences
APA in-text citations
Directory
APA list of references
Directory
APA manuscript format
Sample research paper: APA style
Chicago style: History
Chicago documentation style
Directory
Chicago manuscript format
Sample pages from a research paper: Chicago style
CSE style: Biology and other sciences
CSE number system
CSE reference list
Directory
CSE manuscript format
Sample pages: CSE style
List of style manuals
Glossary of Research Terms