Research Strategies for a Digital Age / Edition 4

Research Strategies for a Digital Age / Edition 4

by Bonnie L. Tensen
     
 


Practical, relevant, and reflecting the latest technologies available, RESEARCH STRATEGIES FOR A DIGITAL AGE, FOURTH EDITION, provides a thorough, step-by-step guide that helps students develop invaluable research skills they will use for a lifetime.See more details below

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Practical, relevant, and reflecting the latest technologies available, RESEARCH STRATEGIES FOR A DIGITAL AGE, FOURTH EDITION, provides a thorough, step-by-step guide that helps students develop invaluable research skills they will use for a lifetime.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780840028822
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
01/01/2012
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
593,440
Product dimensions:
6.80(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents


Preface. PART I: RESEARCH BASICS. 1. Get Off to a Good Start. Step 1: Choose a Topic. Step 2: Narrow Your Focus. Exercises. 2. Find the Perfect Match: Effective Search Terms. Where Do You Find the Perfect Match? How Do You Find the Perfect Match? Exercises. 3.Become a Research "Supersleuth." Ask Questions. Make Connections. Background Checks. The Thrill of the Hunt. Exercises. 4. Databases: Get Immediate Results. What Is a Database? Get to Know Your Databases. How Do Databases Work? Exercises. PART II: RESEARCH USING THE WORLD WIDE WEB. 5. How to Surf the Web without Drowning. Academic Research on the WWW Must Be Authenticated. Begin Your Net Search in "Stocked Ponds." Surfing the Big WWWave. Academic Research on the WWW Requires Careful Evaluation. Exercises. 6. Field Research Online. Conducting an Interview. Developing a Survey. Exercises. PART III: INCORPORATING YOUR RESEARCH. 7. Academic Integrity. Research Writing in a Cut & Paste WWWorld. The Many Faces of Plagiarism. Exercises. 8. Documentation: General Rules. A Sure Way to Impress: Incorporate and Document with Skill. ID Your Source: The Key to Documenting Correctly. Exercises. PART IV: RESEARCH DOCUMENTATION. 9. Documentation: MLA Format. Directory of Citation and Entry Formats. MLA In-Text Citations. MLA Works Cited Entries. Sample Research Paper Using MLA Style. Sample Literary Analysis Research Paper Using MLA Style. 10. Documentation: APA Format. Directory of Citation and Entry Formats. APA In-Text Citations. APA Reference List Entries. Sample Research Paper Using APA Style. 11. Documentation: CSE Format. Directory of Citation and Entry Formats. CSE In-Text Citations. CSE Reference List Entries. Sample Research Paper Using CSE Style. 12.Documentation: CMS Format. Directory of Note and Bibliography Entry Formats. CMS Footnotes, Endnotes, and Bibliographies. CMS Footnote/Endnote and Bibliography Format. Sample Research Paper Using CMS Style. Index.

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