A Research Guide for Undergraduate Students / Edition 6

A Research Guide for Undergraduate Students / Edition 6

by Nancy L. Baker, Nancy Huling
     
 

ISBN-10: 0873529243

ISBN-13: 9780873529242

Pub. Date: 05/01/2006

Publisher: Modern Language Association of America

For nearly twenty-five years A Research Guide for Undergraduate Students has helped students avoid the pitfalls of conducting library research for term papers and theses. Updated and revised, the sixth edition shows undergraduates how to use their research time efficiently and how to locate and evaluate material available from electronic databases and the

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For nearly twenty-five years A Research Guide for Undergraduate Students has helped students avoid the pitfalls of conducting library research for term papers and theses. Updated and revised, the sixth edition shows undergraduates how to use their research time efficiently and how to locate and evaluate material available from electronic databases and the Internet.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780873529242
Publisher:
Modern Language Association of America
Publication date:
05/01/2006
Edition description:
6TH
Pages:
96
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.30(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction : the research process1
1Conducting research in an electronic environment5
2Using library catalogs
Searching your library's catalog9
Moving beyond your library's catalog24
3Searching bibliographic databases27
4Searching the Web41
5Finding reviews45
6Using contextual primary sources51
7Finding supplementary information : other reference sources
Biographical sources57
In quest of quotations62
Facts from dictionaries and handbooks64
8One-stop shopping67
9Managing citations75
10Guides to research in literature77
AppSelective bibliography of reference sources for English and American literature79

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