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An interdisciplinary reference manual that blends traditional with new computer and Internet research methods, teaching students how to conduct responsible, credible research.
Part I: RESEARCH BASICS. 1. Get Off to a Good Start. Step One: Choose a Topic. Choose A Topic. Topic. Step Two: Narrow Your Focus. Exercises. 2. Find The Perfect Match. Where Do You Find The Perfect Match? How Do You Find The Perfect Match? Exercises. 3. Become A Research Super-Sleuth". Ask Questions. Make Connections. Background Checks. The Thrill Of The Hunt. Exercises. 4. Get Immediate Results: What Is A Database? How Do Databases Work? Databases You Should Know and Use. Exercises. Part II: RESEARCH USING THE INTERNET. 5. Cast Your Net In Stocked Ponds. Academic Research On The Internet Must Be Authenticated. Academic Research On The Internet Must Be Done In Stocked Ponds". Academic Research On The Internet Requires Careful Evaluation. Exercises. 6. Field Research Online. Conducting An Interview. Developing A Survey. Exercises. Part III: RESEARCH DOCUMENTATION. 7. Documentation: General Rules. A Few Words About Plagiarism: Don't Do It! A Sure Way To Impress: Incorporate And Document With Skill. Exercises. 8. Documentation: MLA Format. MLA In-Text Citations. MLA Works Cited Entries. Sample Research Paper Using APA Style. 9. Documentation: APA Format. APA In-Text Citations. APA Reference List Entries. Sample Research Paper Using APA Style. 10. Alternate Forms Of Documentation. Council Of Science Editors Style. Chicago Manual Of Style.