9781428231290

Research Strategies For A Digital Age

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    9781428231290

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    1428231293

  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Spiral Bound
  • Copyright: 6/9/2009
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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Practical, relevant, and reflecting the latest technology tools, RESEARCH STRATEGIES FOR A DIGITAL AGE, THIRD EDITION , provides a thorough, step-by-step guide that helps readers develop the research skills critical to today's online environment. The text blends traditional research methods with detailed instruction on how to use and evaluate electronic research technologies. The book is packed with current examples and insightful tips to help readers get the most from today's wealth of resources for their personal and professional research efforts.

Table of Contents

Preface
Research Basics
Get Off to a Good Start
Choose a Topic
Narrow Your Focus
Exercises
Find the Perfect Match: Effective Search Terms
Where Do You Find the Perfect Match?
How Do You Find the Perfect Match?
Exercises
Become a Research "Supersleuth." Ask Questions
Make Connections
Background Checks
The Thrill of the Hunt
Exercises
Databases: Get Immediate Results
What Is a Database?
Get to Know Your Databases
How Do Databases Work?
Exercises
Research Using The World Wide Web
Effective Web Searching: Cast Your Net in Stocked Ponds
Academic Research on the Internet Must Be Authenticated
Academic Research on the Internet Must Be Done in "Stocked Ponds." Use the Best Commercial Search Engines
Academic Research on the Internet Requires Careful Evaluation
Exercises
Field Research Online
Conducting an Interview
Developing a Survey
Exercises
Research Documentation
Documentation: General Rules
A Few Words About Plagiarism: Don't Do It! A Sure Way to Impress
Incorporate and Document with Skill
Exercises
Documentation: MLA Format
Directory of Citation and Entry Formats
MLA In-Text Citations
MLA Works Cited Entries
Sample Research Paper Using MLA Style
Sample Literary Analysis Research Paper Using MLA Style
Documentation: APA Format
Directory of Citation and Entry Formats
APA In-Text Citations
APA Reference List Entries
Sample Research Paper Using APA Style
Documentation: CSE Format
Directory of Citation and Entry Formats
CSE In-Text Citations
CSE Reference List Entries
Sample Research Paper Using CSE Style
Documentation: CMS Format
Directory of Note and Bibliography Entry Formats
CMS Footnotes, Endnotes, and Bibliographies
CMS Footnote/Endnote and Bibliography Format
Sample Research Paper Using CMS Style
Index
Credits
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