The Facts on File Guide to Research / Edition 2

The Facts on File Guide to Research / Edition 2

by Jeff Lenburg
     
 

ISBN-10: 0816081220

ISBN-13: 9780816081226

Pub. Date: 10/01/2010

Publisher: Facts on File, Incorporated

The Facts On File Guide to Research, Second Edition is the most comprehensive guide available to conducting thorough and accurate research. It includes detailed lists of thousands of resources and explains general research methods and proper citation of sources. This expanded and updated edition contains new information on Internet research, including up-to-date

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Overview

The Facts On File Guide to Research, Second Edition is the most comprehensive guide available to conducting thorough and accurate research. It includes detailed lists of thousands of resources and explains general research methods and proper citation of sources. This expanded and updated edition contains new information on Internet research, including up-to-date discussions of Google and other search engines, subject-specific keyword search strategies, a cautionary note about Wikipedia, and much more. The volume is divided into four easy-to-use sections:

Researching Your Topic contains a step-by-step guide to the research process, with information on developing a subject and planning research, gathering information, and evaluating sources

Finding Sources of Information explains how to find, access, and use a number of different sources, from archival collections and biographical indexes to government agencies, newspapers, and magazines, from online and electronic services to radio and television, and many more

Finding Sources by Subject contains detailed lists of credible research sources categorized by subject matter

Using Your Sources explains how to cite sources, avoid plagiarism, and create a bibliography

The Facts on File Guide to Research, Second Edition helps students and general readers prepare for research papers and class studies. Valuable appendixes cover style guides, including APA, MLA, and The Chicago Manual of Style.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780816081226
Publisher:
Facts on File, Incorporated
Publication date:
10/01/2010
Series:
Writers Library
Edition description:
2nd Edition
Pages:
608
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.40(d)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Expanded Table of Contents ix

Acknowledgments xxiii

Introduction xxxv

Section I Researching Your Topic

1 Developing Your Subject 3

2 Gathering Your Information 11

3 Evaluating Your Sources 29

Section II Finding Sources of Information

4 Finding Archives and Archival Collections 39

5 Finding Associations, Societies, and Organizations 56

6 Finding Biographical Information 79

7 Finding CD-ROM Collections 102

8 Finding Electronic Databases 122

9 Finding Electronic Journals, Zines, and Newsletters 157

10 Finding E-mail Discussion Groups and Newsgroups 195

11 Finding General References 205

12 Finding Government Publications and Agencies 237

13 Finding Libraries: Academic, Government, Research, Public, School, State, and Special Libraries 264

14 Finding Newspapers, Magazines, Journals, and Radio and Television News 285

15 Researching on the Web 336

16 Finding Search Engines 364

Section III Finding Sources by Subject

17 Aging 381

18 Business and Economics 394

19 Criminal Justice 408

20 Ecology and the Environment 425

21 Education 439

22 Film and Television 451

23 Health and Medicine 471

24 History 483

25 Law 496

26 Literature and Literary Criticism 510

27 Mathematics 530

28 Music 543

29 Nursing 555

30 Politics and Public Policy 568

31 Psychology 582

32 Religion and Theology 596

33 Science and Technology 610

34 Sports 628

35 Theater and Dance 642

36 Women's Studies 660

Section IV Using Your Sources

37 Citing Your Sources 677

38 Creating Your Bibliography, Works Cited, or References 686

Appendixes

Appendix I APA Style 691

Appendix II MLA Style 695

Appendix III The Chicago Manual of Style 698

Selected Bibliography 700

Index 702

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