ISBN-10:
061891837X
ISBN-13:
9780618918379
Pub. Date:
01/28/2000
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Research Papers / Edition 14

Research Papers / Edition 14

by William Coyle, Joe Law

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ISBN-13: 9780618918379
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Publication date: 01/28/2000
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.90(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author


Deceased.


Professor of English; Director, Writing Across the Curriculum; Assistant Vice President for Articulation and Transfer; former director of University Writing Center.

Table of Contents

1. Shaping Your Topic.
Uses of Research.
Conducting Your Research.
Making Preliminary Decisions.
Some Helpful Techniques.
Searching for a Topic.
Formulating a Thesis.
Writing a Prospectus.
Recording Possible Sources.
Considering Main Points.
Exercise A: Preliminary Decisions.
Exercise B: First Steps.

2. Learning Library Procedures.
Layout of a Library.
Using the Catalog.
Locating Books.
Computer Searching.
The Reference Room.
Exercise C: Exploring the Library.

3. Using Basic Reference Sources.
Listings of Books.
Listings of Articles.
Listings of Both Books and Articles.
Exercise D: Searching Reference Works.

4. Finding, Evaluating, and Recording Material.
Evaluating Sources.
Kinds of Sources.
Fact vs. Opinion.
Purposeful, Proficient Reading.
Using Sources Efficiently.
Taking Notes.
Types of Notes.
Plagiarism.
Exercise E: Differentiating Fact and Opinion.
Exercise F: Taking Notes.

5. Constructing Your Outline.
Types of Outlines.
The Outlining Process.
Conventions of Outlining.
Examples of Formal Outlines.
Exercise G: Classification.
Exercise H: Classification: Specific to general.
Exercise I: Classification: General to Specific.
Exercise J: Arrangement.
Exercise K: Analyzing a Faculty Outline.

6. Writing Your First Draft.
Putting Words on Paper.
Getting Started.
Managing Borrowed Material.
Plagiarism Once More.
Exercise L: Avoiding Plagiarism.

7. Preparing Your Final Copy.
Effective Revision.
Developing Your Outline.
Writing in an Appropriate Style.
Proofreading.
Manuscript Form.
Exercise M: Proofreading and Revision.

8. Documenting a Paper: MLA Style (In-Text Citation).
Consistency.
Listing Sources.
In-Text Citation.
Explanation and Reference Notes.
Sample Papers: In-Text Citation.
The Edsel: What Went Wrong?
The Losers in “The Lottery” .
Exercise N: Listing Sources in Works Cited.

9. Documenting a Paper: Endnotes.
Basic Procedure.
Kinds of Citation Notes.
Sample First Reference Note Forms.
Sample Paper: Endnotes.
Decline and Fall of the Oneida Community.
Exercise O: Citing Sources in Endnotes.

10. Documenting a Paper: APA Style.
Listing References.
In-Text Author-Date Citation.
Other Differences Between MLA and APA Styles.
Sample Paper: APA Style.
Road Rage as Cultural Inheritance.

11. Documenting a Paper: Other Styles.
Variations of APA Style.
The Number System.
Documentation in Notes.

Appendix A: Abbreviations and Basic Terms.
Scholarly Forms.
Library Terms and Abbreviations.
Computer Terms.
Publisher's Names.
Months and States.

Appendix B: Specialized Reference Works.
Art.
Biology.
Business.
Chemistry.
Computer Science.
Criminal Justice.
Ecology.
Economics.
Education.
Ethnic Studies.
Film.
History.
Journalism.
Literature.
Music.
Myth/Folklore.
Nursing.
Philosophy.
Physics.
Political Science.
Psychology.
Religion.
Sociology/Social Work.
Women's Studies.

Index.

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