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Thompson Engineering Guide to Web Research 2007-2008

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ISBN-10: 0495082600

ISBN-13: 9780495082606

Edition: 6th 2008

Authors: Grant Heckman, David Ingre

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A concise, practical guide to conducting web research for undergraduate students, the Thomson Engineering Guide to Web Research 2007-2008 is the prefect compliment to any course that requires students to navigate the online environment for information. Small, portable, and affordable this versatile product stands on its own but can be packaged to augment any text or course where instructors want to help their students succeed.
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Book details

List price: $32.95
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Course Technology
Publication date: 3/30/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 80
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.198
Language: English

Grant Heckman is a writing instructor and tutor at the University of New Brunswick - St. Johns Writing Centre. Grant is an accomplished musician. His theatrical scores include Margo Buttons The Unhinging of Wings, Michael OBrien's Mad Boy Chronicle, and Sir John, Eh?, which Grant co-authored with Jim Garrard and which was nominated for a Dora Award (best new musical) in 1999. Grant has also contributed music to many CBC radio dramas. His most recent CD is From Saints Rest.

David Ingre is in the Department of Applied Communication at Kwantlen University College and has taught a variety of business/technical writing and communication courses in college, university, continuing education, and corporate training programs for over 25 years. He owns a consulting service that specializes in curriculum development, business communication courses and seminars, creation of promotional and marketing texts, and specialized correspondence. Mr. Ingre also develops instructional designs for computerized tutorials and workplace training manuals.

Introduction: The Nature and Organization of the Internet
The Strengths and Limitations of the Internet as a Research Tool
Finding Information Understanding URLs
Planning and Refining a Search
Search Engines: Boolean Operators, Phrases, Wildcards (Truncation), Proximity Operators, Parentheses (Nesting), major Differences between Search Engines, Features and Characteristics of Various Search Engines
Metasearch Tools
Directories: General Interest Directories, Academic Directories, Specialized Directories
Finding Sites of Specifically American Interest on the Internet
Search Strategies
Resources Libraries
Electronic Research Resources: Fee-Based Databases, Free Internet Resources ? Journals, Text Collections, and News, The Invisible Web
Government Information: American, International
Listservs, Newsgroups, Chats, Blogs, and Bulletin Boards
Reference Information
Information on Academic Writing: Online Writing Labs (OWLs), Language Skills, Essay Writing, ESL Resources, Plagiarism, Critical Thinking
Managing Information The Changing Role of Online Information in the Academic World
Evaluating Internet Sources
Printing and Saving Online Information
Keeping Up
Citing Internet Sources MLA Style: Citation Models, Examples of MLA Style
APA Style: Citation Models, Examples of APA Style
CBE Style: Citation Models, Examples of CBE Style
Web Sites Containing Citation Information: MLA Style, APA Style, CBE Style
A List of Useful Sites by Discipline Engineering Ethics
Aeronautics and Astronautics
Biological Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering
Computer Science & Engineering
Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Environmental Engineering
Environmental Science
Mechanical Engineering
Nuclear Engineering
Systems Engineering