9780618918379

Research Papers

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  • ISBN13:

    9780618918379

  • ISBN10:

    061891837X

  • Edition: 14th
  • Format: Spiral Bound
  • Copyright: 1/1/2007
  • Publisher: Heinle
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Summary

The first and still the best of its kind in the market, this manual leads students through the step-by-step process of writing research papers, from initial research to the final proofreading stage. The authors make researching straightforward by providing a sequential description of the process. A wealth of examples, exercises that provide hands-on practice, and up-to-date information about documentation styles, plagiarism, and online research make Research Papers a valuable resource for today's students. The manual's spiral binding makes it easy to use, and its large format allows for papers and research notes to be reproduced in actual size for easy reference.

Table of Contents

Shaping Your Topic
Conducting Your Research Making Preliminary Decisions
Narrowing Your Subject Formulating a Thesis
Writing a Prospectus Recording Possible Sources
Considering Main Points
Checklist for Shaping Your Topic
Preliminary Decisions
First Steps
Learning Research Resources and Procedures
Understanding the Library Using the Catalog
Locating Books
Understanding Internet Resources
Searching Commercial Databases
Using the Reference Room
Checklist for Learning
Research Resources and Procedures
Exploring the Library
Searching Reference Works
Using Basic Reference Sources
General Listings of Books and Articles
Newspaper Indexes
General Indexes
Checklist for Using Basic Reference Sources
Searching for Books and Articles
Evaluating and Recording Material Responsibility
Evaluating Sources
Fact vs. Opinion
Other Sources of Information
Using Sources Efficiently
Checklist for Evaluating and Recording Material Responsibly
Differentiating Fact and Opinion
Taking Notes
Avoiding Plagiarism
Defining Common Knowledge
Avoiding Unintentional Plagiarism: Paraphrase, Summary, and Quotation
Checklist for Avoiding Plagiarism
Avoiding Plagiarism
Constructing Your Outline
Types of Outlines
Conventions of Outlining
Examples of Formal Outlines
Checklist for Constructing Your Outline
Analyzing a Faulty Outline
Writing Your First Draft
Putting Words on Paper
Getting Started
Getting Your Draft on Paper
Managing Borrowed Material
Checklist for Writing Your First Draft
Managing Borrowed Material
Preparing Your Final Copy
Effective Revision
Developing Your Outline
Writing in an Appropriate Style
Proofreading
Formatting Your Paper
Checklist for Preparing Your Final Copy
Proofreading and Revision
Documenting a Paper MLA Style: Works Cited and In-Text Citation
Listing Sources
In-Text Citation
Explanation and Reference
Notes
Sample Papers: In-Text Citation
Checklist for Documenting a Paper MLA Style: Works Cited and In-Text Citation
Listing Sources in Works Cited
Documenting a Paper MLA Style: Endnotes
Kinds of Citation Notes
Sample First Reference Note Forms Sample Paper: Endnotes
Checklist for Documenting a Paper MLA Style: Endnotes
Citing Sources in Endnotes
Documenting a Paper APA Style
Listing References In-Text Citation
Sample Paper: APA Style Checklist for Documenting a Paper APA Style
Documenting a Paper: Other Styles
Chicago Manual of Style (CMS)
Discipline-Specific Variations of APA or Chicago Style
The Number System
Documentation in Footnotes
Checklist for Documenting a Paper: Other Styles
Abbreviations and Basic Terms
Scholarly Forms
Library Terms and Abbreviations
Publishers' Names Months and States
Specialized Reference Works
Credits
Index
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