An Essential Guide to Writing Research Papers / Edition 1by James D. Lester, James D. Jr. Lester
The Essential Guide to Writing Research Papers is the ultimate brief research reference. This book covers all aspects of the research writing process from selecting a topic and gathering data to formatting the final draft. The frequent use of checklist and summaries keeps the text brief. See more details below
The Essential Guide to Writing Research Papers is the ultimate brief research reference. This book covers all aspects of the research writing process from selecting a topic and gathering data to formatting the final draft. The frequent use of checklist and summaries keeps the text brief.
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Table of Contents
1. Finding a Topic.
Generating Your Own Ideas.
Using a Computer Search.
Using Printed Sources.
Drafting a Proposal.
Narrowing General to Specific.
2. Gathering Data.
Indexes to Government Documents.
Essays within Books.
Printed Catalog Cards.
Data Outside the Library.
3. Organizing Ideas and Setting Goals.
Direction and Goals.
Academic Models (Paradigms).
4. Finding and Reading the Best Sources.
Reading All or Part of a Source.
Responding to the Sources.
Selecting Primary and Secondary Sources.
Review of the Literature on a Topic.
5. Writing Notes.
Creating Effective Notes.
Direct Quotation Notes.
Summary Notes and Precis Notes.
Notes from Field Research.
6. Writing the Paper.
Final Thesis Sentence.
Understanding Purpose and Role.
Drafting the Paper.
Drafting with a Computer.
Revising the Rough Draft.
7. Blending Reference Material Into Your Writing.
Blending a Reference into Your Text.
Citing a Source: No Author.
Unprinted Sources: No Page Number.
Establishing Credibility of Sources.
Frequent References to the Same Work.
Material from Textbooks and Anthologies.
Adding Extra Information to Citations.
Punctuation of Citations.
Indenting Long Quotations.
Altering Initial Capitals.
Omitting Quoted matter with Ellipsis Points.
Using Parentheses and Brackets.
8. Handling Format.
Final Manuscript: MLA Style.
Glossary: Preparing the Manuscript.
Sample MLA Style Paper.
9. Works Cited: MLA Style.
Works Cited Format.
10. Using APA Style.
Headings and Subheadings.
Working Draft or Publishing the Manuscript.
List of References.
Sample APA Style Paper.
11. Using The CBE Number System.
Papers in the Applied Sciences.
Papers in the Medical Sciences.
Sample CBE Style Paper.
12. Using the Chicago Footnote System.
Sample Chicago Footnote Style Paper.
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