The Essential Guide: Research Writing Across the Disciplines / Edition 2

The Essential Guide: Research Writing Across the Disciplines / Edition 2

by James D. Lester
     
 

Pocket-sized and inexpensive, The Essential Guide to Writing Research Papers is the ultimate brief research reference. Offers non-intimidating, step-by-step instructions on all aspects of the research process. Explanations of using the Internet discuss finding a topic as well as locating resources. Introductions to the World Wide Web also cover usingSee more details below

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Pocket-sized and inexpensive, The Essential Guide to Writing Research Papers is the ultimate brief research reference. Offers non-intimidating, step-by-step instructions on all aspects of the research process. Explanations of using the Internet discuss finding a topic as well as locating resources. Introductions to the World Wide Web also cover using search engines and directories, Gopher, FTPs, Telnet, listervs, usenet newsgroups, and e-mail. Strategies for developing an argument in a research paper are presented as well as organizational paradigms for other common types of research papers. Complete and up-to-date coverage of four documentation systems-MLA, APA, CBE, and footnote style-also includes coverage of electronic sources according to the latest guidelines. A full chapter on selecting the best source material explains how to evaluate both print and electronic sources. Comprehensive section on avoiding plagiarism features a detailed discussion of common knowledge. For those interested in a brief guide to writing research papers.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780321086150
Publisher:
Pearson Education
Publication date:
10/01/2001
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
4.86(w) x 11.20(h) x 0.40(d)

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Table of Contents

1. Finding a Scholarly Topic.

2. Library Research.

3. Searching the World Wide Web.

4. Collecting Data Outside the Library.

5. Organizing Ideas and Setting Goals.

6. Finding and Reading the Best Sources.

7. Writing Notes.

8. Drafting the Paper in an Academic Style.

9. Using MLA Style.

10. Writing in APA Style.

11. Using the CBE Styles for Scientific Papers.

12. Using the Footnote System: CMS Style.

13. Preparing Electronic Research Projects.

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