Full of practical writing assignments and supplemented with its own Companion Website, this adaptable, state-of-the-art book teaches students in all disciplines to write research papers and to search libraries and Web sites in preparation for drafting and documenting research papers. Technically two books in one (a guide to writing research papers and an introduction to library and Web searching), it demonstrates how to search libraries and the Internet (including e-mail, listservs, and online forums); illustrates how to find, evaluate, save, and organize the resources located; and shows how to integrate and cite sources within the research paper. For students assigned to complete a research paper or project.
1. The Research Paper in the Information Age. 2. Getting Started: Discovering Your Topic, Preliminary Searching, and Organizing Your Research. 3. From Research Questions to Research Plans. 4. Finding Sources. 5. Evaluating Sources. 6. Organizing Sources and Notes: Preparing to Write. 7. Turning Your Research into the Written Report. 8. Documenting Sources. Appendix A: Writing for the Web. Appendix B: Creating a PowerPoint Presentation. Appendix C: Sample Paper, APA Style. Appendix D: Sample Paper, MLA Style. Appendix E: Sample Paper, CBE Style.