Science and Technology Research: Writing Strategies for Students

Science and Technology Research: Writing Strategies for Students

by Tina Neville, Deborah Henry, Bruce Neville
     
 

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ISBN-10: 081084429X

ISBN-13: 9780810844292

Pub. Date: 09/15/2002

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

This is the only handbook available today that specifically addresses researchers in science and technology. Based on a popular library course taught by the authors at the University of South Florida, St. Petersburg, it provides an overview of information resources today, emphasizing those most readily available in academic libraries. It presents a general overview

Overview

This is the only handbook available today that specifically addresses researchers in science and technology. Based on a popular library course taught by the authors at the University of South Florida, St. Petersburg, it provides an overview of information resources today, emphasizing those most readily available in academic libraries. It presents a general overview of the research process, and covers not only general reference sources, but tools for more specialized research, including geographic information, statistical resources, indexes, and a variety of other sources. It concludes with a sample research strategy, illustrating the principles developed throughout the book.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780810844292
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
09/15/2002
Pages:
232
Product dimensions:
5.74(w) x 8.78(h) x 0.69(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Entering the Library World Chapter 2 Getting Focused Chapter 3 The First Step: Dictionaries, Encyclopedias, and Other Ready-Reference Resources Chapter 4 Getting Down to Business Chapter 5 Composing Your Search Strategy Chapter 6 Advanced On-line Searching Chapter 7 Moving Along: Locating Books Chapter 8 Locating Information in Journals, Conference Proceedings, and Newspapers Chapter 9 Locating Quality Information on the World Wide Web Chapter 10 Government Resources Chapter 11 What Have I Found? Evaluating Information Chapter 12 Where Do I Go From Here? Chapter 13 Appendix 1: Ten Tips for Efficient Library Research Chapter 14 Appendix 2: Sample Research Strategy

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