9780321243881

Research Papers

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  • ISBN13:

    9780321243881

  • ISBN10:

    0321243889

  • Edition: 13th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/1/2005
  • Publisher: Longman
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The firstand still the bestresearch manual for students, Research Papers leads students through the step-by-step process of writing research papers, from initial research to final proofreading. This unique, spiral-bound text gives students a wealth of examples, as well as exercises that provide hands-on practice in the academic writing process. Up-to-the-minute sections on documentation, plagiarism, and online research make Research Papers the most current resource available to today's students.

Table of Contents

To the Instructor ix
To the Student xiii
1 Shaping Your Topic
1(20)
Uses of Research
1(1)
Conducting Your Research
2(1)
Making Preliminary Decisions
2(2)
Some Helpful Techniques
4(2)
Searching for a Topic
6(4)
Formulating a Thesis
10(3)
Writing a Prospectus
13(1)
Recording Possible Sources
13(2)
Considering Main Points
15(2)
Exercise A: Preliminary Decisions
17(2)
Exercise B: First Steps
19(2)
2 Learning Library Procedures
21(36)
Layout of a Library
21(1)
Using the Catalog
22(8)
Locating Books
30(2)
Computer Searching
32(11)
The Reference Room
43(8)
Exercise C: Exploring the Library
51(2)
Exercise D: Searching Reference Works
53(4)
3 Using Basic Reference Sources
57(18)
Listings of Books
58(3)
Listings of Articles
61(5)
Listings of Both Books and Articles
66(7)
Exercise E: Searching for Books and Articles
73(2)
4 Finding, Evaluating, and Recording Material
75(24)
Evaluating Sources
75(3)
Kinds of Sources
78(5)
Fact vs. Opinion
83(1)
Purposeful, Proficient Reading
83(1)
Using Sources Efficiently
84(1)
Taking Notes
85(5)
Types of Notes
90(5)
Exercise F: Differentiating Fact and Opinion
95(2)
Exercise G: Taking Notes
97(2)
5 Avoiding Plagiarism
99(10)
Dealing with Common Knowledge
100(1)
Handling Paraphrases, Summary, and Quotation to Avoid Unintentional Plagiarism
100(3)
Exercise H. Avoiding Plagiarism
103(6)
6 Constructing Your Outline
109(22)
Types of Outlines
109(4)
The Outlining Process
113(2)
Conventions of Outlining
115(2)
Examples of Formal Outlines
117(4)
Exercise I: Classification
121(2)
Exercise J. Classification: Specific to General
123(2)
Exercise K: Classification: General to Specific
125(2)
Exercise L: Arrangement
127(2)
Exercise M: Analyzing a Faulty Outline
129(2)
7 Writing Your First Draft 131(124)
Putting Words on Paper
131(1)
Getting Started
132(6)
Managing Borrowed Material
138(7)
Exercise N: Managing Borrowed Material
145(2)
8 Preparing Your Final Copy
147(18)
Effective Revision
147(1)
Developing Your Outline
148(2)
Writing in an Appropriate Style
150(8)
Proofreading
158(1)
Manuscript Form
159(4)
Exercise O: Proofreading and Revision
163(2)
9 Documenting a Paper: MLA Style
165(90)
(In-Text Citation)
Consistency
165(1)
Listing Sources
166(32)
In-Text Citation
198(13)
Explanation and Reference Notes
211(1)
Sample Papers: In-Text Citation
211(40)
Understanding and Dealing with Animal Hoarding
212(29)
"A Monstrous Joy": Ambivalent Messages in "The Story of an Hour"
241(10)
Exercise P: Listing Sources in Works Cited
251(4)
10 Documenting a Paper: Endnotes 255(36)
MLA Style: Basic Procedure
255(1)
Kinds of Citation Notes
256(2)
Sample First Reference Note Forms (MLA)
258(7)
Chicago Manual of Style
265(1)
Sample First Reference Note Forms (CMS)
266(12)
Sample Paper: Endnotes (MLA)
278(11)
Decline and Fall of the Oneida Community
279(10)
Exercise Q: Citing Sources in Endnotes
289(2)
11 Documenting a Paper: APA Style 291(22)
Listing References
291(7)
In-Text Author-Date Citation
298(2)
Other Differences Between MLA and APA Styles
300(1)
Sample Paper: APA Style
300(14)
The School Uniform Debate
301(12)
12 Documenting a Paper: Other Styles 313(10)
Variations of APA or Chicago Style
314(4)
The Number System
318(2)
Documentation in Notes
320(3)
Appendix A Abbreviations and Basic Terms 323(8)
Scholarly Forms
323(3)
Library Terms and Abbreviations
326(1)
Computer Terms
327(2)
Publishers' Names
329(1)
Months and States
330(1)
Appendix B Specialized Reference Works 331(16)
Art
331(1)
Biology
332(1)
Business
333(1)
Chemistry
333(1)
Computer Science
334(1)
Criminal Justice
334(1)
Ecology
334(1)
Economics
335(1)
Education
335(1)
Ethnic Studies
336(1)
Film
337(1)
History
337(1)
Journalism
338(1)
Literature
338(2)
Music
340(1)
Myth, Folklore
341(1)
Nursing
341(1)
Philosophy
342(1)
Physics
342(1)
Political Science
343(1)
Psychology
343(1)
Religion
344(1)
Sociology, Social Work
344(1)
Women's Studies
345(2)
Credits 347(2)
Index 349

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