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Handbook for College Research

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ISBN-10: 061813378X

ISBN-13: 9780618133789

Edition: 2nd 2002

Authors: Robert Perrin

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Ideal for one- or two-semester composition courses or introduction to research courses, this complete, concise guide employs a no-nonsense handbook format so that students can easily find the information they need. The Second Edition provides information on finding, evaluating, and citing print and non-print sources for four documentation stylesMLA, APA, Chicago, and CBEeach illustrated with a sample student paper. Additional coverage includes electronic research and an emphasis on field research.
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List price: $39.96
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: CENGAGE Learning
Publication date: 10/25/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 350
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long
Weight: 1.012
Language: English

Robert Perrin (Ph.D., University of Illinois--Champaign/Urbana) is currently Chairperson of the Department of English at Indiana State University, after serving as Director of Writing Programs for seventeen years. He has won the University's Caleb Mills Award for distinguished teaching and the Theodore Dreiser Award for distinguished research, as well as the College of Arts and Sciences' Distinguished Professor award. He has published numerous articles on composition and teaching and has published seven textbooks and research guides, including The Beacon Handbook (six editions) and Handbook for College Research (three editions).

Contents 1. Moving from Subject to Topic: Where Research Begins 1a Choose a general subject 1b Narrow your general subject to a specific topic 1c Work with assigned subjects, when appropriate 2. Planning Thesis Statements and Stated Objectives 2a Write a working thesis statement, when appropriate 2b State your objectives, when appropriate 3. Defining Research Goals and Evaluating Sources 3a Acknowledge the goals of your research 3b Consider the kinds of sources you need 3c Consider the currentness of your sources 3d Consider the availability of your sources 4. Learning about Your Library 4a Locate the circulation area 4b Explore the reference area 4c Familiarize yourself with the catalog…