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Research Strategies for a Digital Age

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ISBN-10: 1428231293

ISBN-13: 9781428231290

Edition: 3rd 2010

Authors: Bonnie L. Tensen

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Practical, relevant, and reflecting the latest technology tools, RESEARCH STRATEGIES FOR A DIGITAL AGE, THIRD EDITION , provides a thorough, step-by-step guide that helps readers develop the research skills critical to today's online environment. The text blends traditional research methods with detailed instruction on how to use and evaluate electronic research technologies. The book is packed with current examples and insightful tips to help readers get the most from today's wealth of resources for their personal and professional research efforts.
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Book details

List price: $74.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 6/9/2009
Binding: Comb Bound 
Pages: 264
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.880

Bonnie Tensen teaches English at Seminole State College of Florida in Sanford, Florida. She was specifically hired to increase and promote the use of computers and technology both in the classroom and as a research tool. Her efforts built on her previous work as a graduate student at the University of Florida, where she was involved in a groundbreaking networked writing environment project. A popular speaker, she has presented her unique approach at many conferences and led numerous seminars on incorporating the Internet in the classroom.

Research Basics
Get Off to a Good Start
Choose a Topic
Narrow Your Focus
Find the Perfect Match: Effective Search Terms
Where Do You Find the Perfect Match?
How Do You Find the Perfect Match?
Become a Research "Supersleuth." Ask Questions
Make Connections
Background Checks
The Thrill of the Hunt
Databases: Get Immediate Results
What Is a Database?
Get to Know Your Databases
How Do Databases Work?
Research Using The World Wide Web
Effective Web Searching: Cast Your Net in Stocked Ponds
Academic Research on the Internet Must Be Authenticated
Academic Research on the Internet Must Be Done in "Stocked Ponds." Use the Best Commercial Search Engines
Academic Research on the Internet Requires Careful Evaluation
Field Research Online
Conducting an Interview
Developing a Survey
Research Documentation
Documentation: General Rules
A Few Words About Plagiarism: Don't Do It! A Sure Way to Impress
Incorporate and Document with Skill
Documentation: MLA Format
Directory of Citation and Entry Formats
MLA In-Text Citations
MLA Works Cited Entries
Sample Research Paper Using MLA Style
Sample Literary Analysis Research Paper Using MLA Style
Documentation: APA Format
Directory of Citation and Entry Formats
APA In-Text Citations
APA Reference List Entries
Sample Research Paper Using APA Style
Documentation: CSE Format
Directory of Citation and Entry Formats
CSE In-Text Citations
CSE Reference List Entries
Sample Research Paper Using CSE Style
Documentation: CMS Format
Directory of Note and Bibliography Entry Formats
CMS Footnotes, Endnotes, and Bibliographies
CMS Footnote/Endnote and Bibliography Format
Sample Research Paper Using CMS Style