Using the Internet, Online Services, and CD-ROMs for Writing Research and Term Papers

Using the Internet, Online Services, and CD-ROMs for Writing Research and Term Papers

by Charles Harmon
     
 
Here is a completely revised and expanded edition of the acclaimed 1996 guide that does for electronic resources what Turabian does for print. Particularly helpful for high school and first year college students, the handbook explains how to utilize online library catalogs, the most commonly available indexes and databases (in print, CD-ROM, online, and Web-accessible

Overview

Here is a completely revised and expanded edition of the acclaimed 1996 guide that does for electronic resources what Turabian does for print. Particularly helpful for high school and first year college students, the handbook explains how to utilize online library catalogs, the most commonly available indexes and databases (in print, CD-ROM, online, and Web-accessible formats), electronic encyclopedias, Web search engines, and commercial online information services (like AOL). Tips are provided for note-taking (including electronic note-taking), printing from electronic resources, and Web browsing. A chapter on citing electronic resources (using both APA and MLA styles) and two model research papers round out this practical book which can serve as a ready-reference tool, a circulating research guide, or as the perfect text for an introductory research course.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
The contributorsprofessors, librarians, and freelance writersattempt to update the traditional "how to write a term paper" and "how to use a library" guides for the electronic age. Aimed at high school and undergraduate students, the book features chapters on "traditional" aspects of writing a paper (selecting a topic, using print sources and library catalogs, citing sources, etc.), plus a chapter each on CD-ROMs, online services, and the Internet. Of these, the "low-tech" parts are excellent, the others less so. The chapters on electronic sources too often include specific commands, lists of available resources, or a rehash of Internet basics, while effective use of electronic resources for research (e.g., search strategies) is virtually ignored. Nevertheless, this book provides lots of information in one concise, readable package. Studentsespecially those new to research papers and/or electronic sourcesshould find it helpful.Janet Crum, Oregon Health Sciences Univ. Lib., Portland
Booknews
A basic guide to researching, writing, and documenting research and term papers using electronic resources. Includes tips on accepted note-taking methods (including electronic notes), offers advice for using quotations and giving appropriate credit, and concludes with model research papers. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781555703745
Publisher:
Neal-Schuman Publishers
Publication date:
06/28/2000
Series:
Net Guides Series
Edition description:
Subsequent
Pages:
126
Product dimensions:
5.94(w) x 8.96(h) x 0.34(d)

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