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Research Papers,9780321438522

Research Papers

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9780321438522

ISBN10:
0321438523
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Spiral Bound
Pub. Date:
1/1/2007
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Houghton Mifflin College Div
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Summary

Provides a step-by-step process of writing research papers. Shaping Your Research; Using the Library; Documentation; Writing the first draft. General Interest: Writing Research Papers

Table of Contents

To the Instructorp. xv
To the Studentp. xix
Shaping Your Topicp. 1
Conducting Your Researchp. 2
Making Preliminary Decisionsp. 2
The Nature of Your Paperp. 2
Your Purpose in Writingp. 3
Your Audiencep. 3
Helpful Techniques for Getting Startedp. 4
Narrowing Your Subjectp. 6
Evaluating Possible Topicsp. 6
Helpful Techniques for Narrowing Your Searchp. 7
Formulating a Thesisp. 10
Writing a Prospectusp. 13
Recording Possible Sourcesp. 14
Considering Main Pointsp. 14
Checklist for Shaping Your Topicp. 15
Preliminary Decisionsp. 17
First Stepsp. 19
Learning Research Resources and Proceduresp. 21
Understanding the Libraryp. 21
Using the Catalogp. 23
Call Numbersp. 23
Classification Systemsp. 23
Online Catalogsp. 25
Locating Booksp. 29
Understanding Internet Resourcesp. 30
What Can You Find on the Internet?p. 30
Browse and Search Strategiesp. 32
Searching Commercial Databasesp. 34
Types of Databasesp. 35
Basic and Advanced Searchingp. 35
Using the Reference Roomp. 40
The Reference Librarianp. 40
General Reference Worksp. 40
Checklist for Learning Research Resources and Proceduresp. 43
Exploring the Libraryp. 45
Searching Reference Worksp. 47
Using Basic Reference Sourcesp. 49
General Listings of Books and Articlesp. 50
Books In Printp. 50
Vertical File Indexp. 51
Essay & General Literature Indexp. 52
Readers' Guidep. 52
Humanities Abstractsp. 53
Humanities International Indexp. 53
Education Abstractsp. 53
Ericp. 54
SocINDEXp. 54
Academic Search Premierp. 55
Newspaper Indexesp. 56
Newspaper Sourcep. 57
LexisNexis Academicp. 57
General Indexesp. 57
Bibliographic Indexp. 57
Biography Indexp. 58
MLA International Bibliographyp. 58
Citation Indexesp. 59
Book Review Indexp. 61
Book Review Digestp. 61
Checklist for Using Basic Reference Sourcesp. 62
Searching for Books and Articlesp. 63
Evaluating and Recording Material Responsiblyp. 65
Evaluating Sourcesp. 65
Criteria for Evaluating Internet Sourcesp. 65
Criteria for Evaluating Print Sourcesp. 67
Fact vs. Opinionp. 68
Other Sources of Informationp. 68
Government Publicationsp. 68
Corporate Publicationsp. 70
Organizationsp. 70
Additional Library Sourcesp. 70
Personal Research Sourcesp. 71
Using Sources Efficientlyp. 72
Downloading and Photocopying Informationp. 72
Taking Notesp. 74
Checklist for Evaluating and Recording Material Responsiblyp. 78
Differentiating Fact and Opinionp. 79
Taking Notesp. 81
Avoiding Plagiarismp. 83
Defining Common Knowledgep. 84
Avoiding Unintentional Plagiarism: Paraphrase, Summary, and Quotationp. 84
Using Internet Sourcesp. 85
Checklist for Avoiding Plagiarismp. 90
Avoiding Plagiarismp. 91
Constructing Your Outlinep. 97
Types of Outlinesp. 97
Running Outlinesp. 97
Topical Mapsp. 99
Working Outlinesp. 99
Formal Outlinesp. 101
Conventions of Outliningp. 101
Examples of Formal Outlinesp. 102
Sample Sentence Outlinep. 102
Sample Topic Outlinep. 103
Combination Outlinep. 104
Checklist for Constructing Your Outlinep. 105
Analyzing a Faulty Outlinep. 107
Writing Your First Draftp. 109
Putting Words on Paperp. 109
Getting Startedp. 110
Finding a Time and a Place to Writep. 110
Freewritingp. 110
Organizing Your Notesp. 112
Fine-Tuning Your Outlinep. 112
Getting Your Draft on Paperp. 112
Opening Gambitsp. 113
Closurep. 115
Managing Borrowed Materialp. 115
Managing Summariesp. 115
Managing Quotationsp. 116
Checklist for Writing Your First Draftp. 121
Managing Borrowed Materialp. 123
Preparing Your Final Copyp. 125
Effective Revisionp. 125
Developing Your Outlinep. 126
Writing in an Appropriate Stylep. 128
Using the Active Voicep. 128
Varying Sentence Patternsp. 128
Avoiding Jargonp. 130
Writing Conciselyp. 130
Using Nondiscriminatory Languagep. 132
Proofreadingp. 134
Formatting Your Paperp. 135
Checklist for Preparing Your Final Copyp. 136
Proofreading and Revisionp. 137
Documenting a Paper MLA Style: Works Cited and In-Text Citationp. 139
Listing Sourcesp. 139
Checklist of Bibliographic Formsp. 140
Examples: Booksp. 141
Examples: Periodicalsp. 152
Examples: The Internet and Other Electronic Mediap. 156
Examples: Nonprint or Unpublished Sourcesp. 164
In-Text Citationp. 168
Examples: Print Sourcesp. 168
Examples: Nonprint Sourcesp. 172
Explanation and Reference Notesp. 178
Sample Papers: In-Text Citationp. 179
Olivia Sanchez: Understanding and Dealing with Animal Hoardingp. 181
Colleen Lee: "A Monstrous Joy": Ambivalent Messages in "The Story of an Hour"p. 209
Checklist for Documenting a Paper MLA Style: Works Cited and In-Text Citationp. 217
Listing Sources in Works Citedp. 219
Documenting a Paper MLA Style: Endnotesp. 221
Kinds of Citation Notesp. 222
Footnotesp. 222
Endnotesp. 222
First Referencesp. 222
Subsequent Referencesp. 223
Split Notesp. 223
Sample First Reference Note Formsp. 223
Examples: Booksp. 224
Examples: Periodicalsp. 226
Examples: The Internet and Other Electronic Mediap. 226
Examples: Nonprint and Unpublished Sourcesp. 228
Sample Paper: Endnotesp. 229
James Kebler: Decline and Fall of the Oneida Communityp. 230
Checklist for Documenting a Paper MLA Style: Endnotesp. 239
Citing Sources in Endnotesp. 241
Documenting a Paper APA Stylep. 243
Listing Referencesp. 243
Examples: Booksp. 244
Examples: Periodicalsp. 247
Examples: The Internet and Other Electronic Mediap. 248
In-Text Citationp. 249
Sample Paper: APA Stylep. 251
Michael George: The School Uniform Debatep. 252
Checklist for Documenting a Paper APA Stylep. 262
Documenting a Paper: Other Stylesp. 263
Chicago Manual of Style (CMS)p. 264
Discipline-Specific Variations of APA or Chicago Stylep. 268
Biologyp. 268
Businessp. 269
Criminal Justicep. 270
Economicsp. 270
Political Sciencep. 271
Sociologyp. 271
The Number Systemp. 272
Computer Sciencep. 272
Mathematicsp. 273
Documentation in Footnotesp. 273
Chemistryp. 273
Physicsp. 274
Checklist for Documenting a Paper: Other Stylesp. 274
Abbreviations and Basic Termsp. 275
Scholarly Formsp. 275
Library Terms and Abbreviationsp. 278
Publishers' Namesp. 279
Months and Statesp. 280
Specialized Reference Worksp. 281
Creditsp. 287
Indexp. 289
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