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The Research Paper and the World Wide Web / Edition 2
     

The Research Paper and the World Wide Web / Edition 2

by Dawn Rodrigues, Raymond J. Rodrigues
 

ISBN-10: 013021020X

ISBN-13: 9780130210203

Pub. Date: 07/27/1999

Publisher: Pearson Education

Helping today's writers tap into technology, this systematic, non-technical, state-of-the-art guide to writing research papers using the Web demonstrates how to use Web tools to search the Web and libraries on the Internet; provides starting points for finding local and world-wide resources on the Internet; and suggests ways to organize all the information once

Overview

Helping today's writers tap into technology, this systematic, non-technical, state-of-the-art guide to writing research papers using the Web demonstrates how to use Web tools to search the Web and libraries on the Internet; provides starting points for finding local and world-wide resources on the Internet; and suggests ways to organize all the information once gathered. Begins with a thorough review of the research process. Provides a strong link between library and Web research and helps readers map out effective searching strategies. Includes current documentation citation styles for all standard sources—print as well as Web—and contains new sections on summarizing, paraphrasing, and quoting sources. Dedicates entire chapters to evaluating sources; using mail, newsgroups, forums, and listservs as research tools; taking notes and organizing information. Presents "A Beginner's Guide to the Internet", and offers an online companion website that complements both chapter content and end-of-chapter exercises. For anyone writing research papers who wants to get the most out of available print and online resources.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780130210203
Publisher:
Pearson Education
Publication date:
07/27/1999
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
188
Product dimensions:
5.99(w) x 8.99(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents

PREFACE ix
1 THE RESEARCH PROCESS IN THE INFORMATION AGE
1(15)
The Research Paper in the Information Age
1(1)
The Research and Writing Process
2(11)
Establish a Topic or Research Project by Reading and Searching
3(2)
Establish Research Questions
5(2)
Plan Research Methodologies
7(1)
Identify Keywords through Research Questions
8(2)
Develop a System for Note Taking and Organizing Sources
10(1)
Prepare a Working Bibliography
11(1)
Validate Your Sources
12(1)
Draft, Revise, and Edit Your Paper
12(1)
Conclusion
13(1)
Exercises
14(1)
Suggestions for Research
14(2)
2 RESEARCHING LIBRARY AND WEB
16(17)
What is the Library? What is the Web?
17(1)
Exploring Your Library
18(5)
The Physical Library
18(1)
The Card Catalog
19(2)
Indexes and Databases
21(2)
Exploring the Web
23(1)
Navigating and Basic Searching
23(5)
Using the Navigation Panel
23(1)
Using the Location Bar to Enter URLs
23(1)
Using Search Tools and Search Strategies
24(4)
Using Bookmarks
28(1)
Advanced Searching
28(3)
Standard Search Engines
29(1)
Metasearch Engines
29(1)
Unified Search Interfaces
30(1)
Conclusion
31(1)
Exercises
32(1)
3 LIBRARY RESOURCES ON THE WEB
33(13)
Finding Libraries on the Web
33(2)
Using a Library Access Site to Find Your Library
34(1)
Exploring Library Catalogs
35(2)
Traditional Library Resources on the Web
37(7)
Books on the Web
37(1)
Journals and Magazines on the Web
38(2)
Online Journals and Zines
40(1)
Indexes and Abstracts on the Internet
40(1)
Encyclopedias and Other References
41(1)
Newspapers
42(1)
Government Publications
43(1)
Conclusion
44(1)
Exercises
44(2)
4 FINDING RESOURCES IN THE DISCIPLINES
46(13)
Finding Resources in Your Field
46(2)
Using Subject-Area Collections as Starting Points
48(2)
Locating Subject-Area Collections
49(1)
Evaluating Subject-Area Collections
50(1)
General Purpose Subject-Area Collections
50(2)
The World Wide Web Virtual Library
51(1)
The Argus Clearninghouse
51(1)
Einet Galaxy
51(1)
BUBL (Bulletin Board for Libraries)
52(1)
Librarians Index to the Internet (Berkeley)
52(1)
A Collection of Resources in the Disciplines
52(6)
Humanities
52(1)
Social Sciences
53(1)
Natural Sciences and Mathematics
54(1)
Business
55(2)
Education
57(1)
Engineering
57(1)
Conclusion
58(1)
Exercises
58(1)
5 EVALUATING SOURCES
59(8)
Evaluating Information: The Early Stages of a Research Project
60(3)
Preliminary Evaluation of Web Sources
61(1)
Determining Whether the Journal or Magazine is Appropriate for Your Topic
62(1)
The Importance of Exploring Varied Sources
63(1)
Evaluation at the Drafting Phase
63(3)
Determining What Kinds of Sources to Explore
64(2)
Conclusion
66(1)
Exercises
66(1)
6 E-MAIL, NEWSGROUPS, FORUMS, AND LISTSERVS AS RESEARCH TOOLS
67(21)
E-mail
68(7)
Using E-mail for Data Gathering: Questions to Ask
68(1)
The Etiquette of E-mail: Netiquette
69(2)
Creating and Sending E-mail Messages to Request Information
71(2)
Attaching Documents to E-mail Messages
73(1)
Saving and Filing E-mail Messages
73(2)
Mailing Lists
75(6)
Subscribing to a Mailing List
76(1)
Mailing List Basics
77(1)
The Etiquette of Mailing Lists
78(3)
Using Mailing Lists for Research
81(1)
Using Newsgroups for Research
81(2)
Forums
83(1)
Other Research Tools
84(3)
MOOs
84(3)
Conclusion
87(1)
Exercises
87(1)
7 TAKING NOTES AND ORGANIZING INFORMATION
88(15)
Bookmarking
88(6)
Organizing Bookmarks
89(5)
Setting Up Your Electronic Work Space
94(1)
The Research Project Directory
95(5)
Research Notebook Directory
95(2)
Subtopic Directories
97(1)
Electronic Note Cards
97(3)
Draft Files
100(1)
E-mail as an Organizational Tool
100(1)
Summarizing the Organizational Process
100(2)
Conclusion
102(1)
Exercises
102(1)
8 DOCUMENTING SOURCES
103(60)
Different Citation Styles in Different Disciplines
104(1)
Summarizing, Paraphrasing, and Quoting
104(4)
Summarizing
104(2)
Paraphrasing
106(1)
Quoting
107(1)
What to Cite? Avoiding Plagiarism
108(1)
Internal Citation and Bibliographic Citation
109(11)
Guidelines for Internal Citations
110(5)
Guidelines for Bibliographic Citations
115(5)
Guidelines for Electronic Citation
120(12)
General Guidelines
121(1)
MLA Electronic Citation Style
122(3)
APA Electronic Citation Style
125(3)
Alternate APA Electronic Style
128(4)
Formatting the Research Paper: MLA and APA Examples
132(27)
Exploring Citation Problems
159(2)
Copyright Considerations
161(1)
Conclusion
161(1)
Exercises
162(1)
APPENDIX: INTERNET BASICS 163(4)
GLOSSARY 167(6)
WORKS CITED 173(4)
INDEX 177

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