The College Student's Research Companion: Finding, Evaluating, and Citing the Resources You Need to Succeed / Edition 5

The College Student's Research Companion: Finding, Evaluating, and Citing the Resources You Need to Succeed / Edition 5

by Arlene Rodda Quaratiello
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1555707297

ISBN-13: 9781555707293

Pub. Date: 01/28/2011

Publisher: ALA Editions

Most students faced with writing a research paper probably start at the same place—Google. Here's a cutting-edge guide that will save your students from fruitless, random web searching. Arlene Quartiello, formerly an academic librarian who now teaches college English, and Jane Devine, coauthor of Going Beyond Google, provide up-to-date guidance for using

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Most students faced with writing a research paper probably start at the same place—Google. Here's a cutting-edge guide that will save your students from fruitless, random web searching. Arlene Quartiello, formerly an academic librarian who now teaches college English, and Jane Devine, coauthor of Going Beyond Google, provide up-to-date guidance for using traditional and online sources. Students will learn to select a topic, effectively find and evaluate the best information in both print and electronic formats, and produce accurate and complete citations based on current versions of important styles guides and web resources. Each chapter includes exercises that reinforce the instruction and guidance. A companion website accompanies this new edition to give readers hot links for all of the book's URLs, and supplementary materials including additional exercises and examples that help clarify how to apply the techniques. Written in an easy, breezy style and filled with real-world examples, illustrative diagrams, and screen shots, this is the ideal guide for anyone aspiring to write an excellent research paper on their own or following this text in a research skills or information literacy course.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781555707293
Publisher:
ALA Editions
Publication date:
01/28/2011
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
200
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Part I: GETTING ACQUAINTED WITH ECONOMICS. 1. What Is Economics? 2. The Economy: Myth and Reality. 3. The Fundamental Economic Problem: Scarcity and Choice. 4. Supply and Demand: An Initial Look. Part II: THE BUILDING BLOCKS OF DEMAND AND SUPPLY. 5. Consumer Choice: Individual and Market Demand. 6. Demand and Elasticity. 7. Production, Inputs, and Cost: Building Blocks for Supply Analysis. 8. Output, Price, and Profit: The Importance of Marginal Analysis. 9. Investing in Business: Stocks and Bonds. Part III: MARKETS AND THE PRICE SYSTEM. 10. The Firm and the Industry under Perfect Competition. 11. Monopoly. 12. Between Competition and Monopoly. 13. Limiting Market Power: Regulation and Antitrust. Part IV: THE VIRTUES AND LIMITATIONS OF MARKETS. 14. The Case for Free Markets I: The Price System. 15. The Shortcomings of Free Markets. 16. The Market's Prime Achievement: Innovation and Growth. 17. Externalities, the Environment, and Natural Resources. 18. Taxation and Resource Allocation. Pare V: THE DISTRIBUTION OF INCOME. 19. Pricing the Factors of Production. 20 Labor and Entrepreneurship: The Human Inputs. 21. Poverty, Inequality, and Discrimination. Part VI: THE UNITED STATES IN THE WORLD ECONOMY. 22. International Trade and Comparative Advantage.

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