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With thoroughly revised advice for finding, evaluating, and documenting sources, this handy spiral-bound booklet covers the essential information college students need for research assignments in more than 30 disciplines. New, up-to-date documentation models guide students as they cite common sources and newer sources — such as blogs, podcasts, online videos, and reposted Web content — in one of four documentation styles (MLA, APA, Chicago, and CSE). And new advice and examples help students engage in the research process, find entry points in debates, and develop their authority as researchers. The many examples, according to one college librarian, "are realistic and relevant." Research and Documentation in the Digital Age is the perfect companion to any college textbook.
Part II. Choosing sourcesFinding sourcesEvaluating sourcesKnowing what sources to avoidTracing the influence of a sourceGetting involved in scholarly conversations
Part III: Managing informationStaying organized anywhere Using information from sources in your writingAvoiding unintentional plagiarism Using citation management tools
Part IV: Research and documentation in the humanitiesFinding sources in the humanitiesGeneral resourcesArt and architectureClassicsLiteratureMusicPhilosophyReligionTheater, dance, and filmWorld languages and linguisticsCiting sources in the humanities: MLA style MLA in-text citationsMLA list of works citedMLA manuscript formatSample MLA research paper
Part V: Research and documentation in historyFinding sources in historyGeneral resourcesWorld historyAmerican historyCiting sources in history: Chicago style Chicago documentation styleChicago manuscript formatSample pages from a Chicago research paper
Part VI: Research and documentation in the social sciencesFinding sources in the social sciencesGeneral resourcesAnthropologyBusiness and economicsCommunication studies Criminal justiceEducationEthnic and area studiesGender and women’s studiesGeographyNursing and health sciencesLawPolitical sciencePsychologySociologyCiting sources in the social sciences: APA StyleAPA in-text citationsAPA list of referencesAPA manuscript formatSample APA research paper
Part VII: Research and documentation in the sciencesFinding sources in the sciencesGeneral resourcesBiologyChemistryComputer scienceEngineeringEnvironmental sciencesGeologyMathematicsPhysics and astronomyCiting sources in the sciences: CSE StyleCSE documentation systemsCSE in-text citationsCSE referencesCSE manuscript formatSample pages from a CSE research paper
List of Style Manuals
Part VIII: Glossary of research terms