Researching and Writing A Portable Guide

ISBN-10: 0312444427

ISBN-13: 9780312444426

Edition: N/A

Authors: Marcia F. Muth

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Brief and inexpensive -- yet remarkably thorough -- this guide to the research process is ideal for any course that requires source-based writing.
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List price: $19.99
Publisher: Bedford/Saint Martin's
Publication date: 2/3/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 250
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.836

Defining Your Quest
Understanding the Purpose of Research
Defining Your Quest
Planning Your Project
Managing Your Research Project
Generating Ideas and Forming a Research Question
Organizing Your Project
Finding Sources in the Library
Searching for Reliable Sources
Using the Online Catalog
Searching Databases: Periodical Indexes and Bibliographies
Consulting Reference Materials
Locating Special Materials
Selecting Relevant and Reliable Sources
Finding Sources on the Internet
Using the Internet for Research
Conducting Advanced Electronic Searches
Finding Specialized Online Materials
Finding Sources in the Field
Gathering Information in the Field
Corresponding with Others
Attending Public and Online Events
Evaluating Sources
Evaluating Possible Sources
Evaluating Library and Internet Sources
Evaluating Field Sources
Reconsidering Your Purpose and Your Thesis
Drawing Information from Sources
Reading for Information and Supporting Evidence
Quoting, Paraphrasing, and Summarizing in Your Notes
Capturing Source Material in Your Paper
Launching Source Material in Your Paper
Citing Source Material in Your Paper
Avoiding Plagiarism
Conducting Research and Writing with Integrity
Acknowledging the Thoughts and Words of Sources
Crediting Sources Fairly and Accurately
Writing Your Research Paper
Planning and Drafting
Revising and Editing
Crediting Your Sources
Deciding What to Credit
Citing Sources in Your Text
Listing Sources at the End
Using MLA Style
Understanding MLA Style
Citing Sources: MLA Style
Listing Sources: MLA Style
A Sample Research Paper in MLA Style
Using APA Style
Understanding APA Style
Citing Sources: APA Style
Listing Sources: APA Style
A Sample Research Paper in APA Style
Using Chicago Style
Understanding Chicago Style
Citing Sources: Chicago Style
Listing Sources: Chicago Style
A Sample Research Paper in Chicago Style
Using CSE Style
Understanding Scientific Style
Citing Sources: CSE Style
Listing Sources: CSE Style
A Sample Research Paper in CSE Style
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