9781555703745

Using the Internet, Online Services, and Cd-Roms for Writing Research and Team Papers

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    9781555703745

  • ISBN10:

    1555703747

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2000-07-01
  • Publisher: Amer Library Assn

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Summary

This book shows all of the steps in writing a report, from selecting & narrowing a topic to collecting information electronically to preparing the final copy.

Author Biography

John L. Adams is an instructor of English at Loyola University in New Orleans. Katherine H. Adams is a professor of English at Loyola University in New Orleans. Lara Bushallow is currently a systems librarian at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. Charles Harmon is director of publishing for Neal-Schuman Publishers, Inc. Frederick D. King earned his master's degree in library science from The Catholic University of America School of Library and Information Science. Currently, he is the director of the Sr. Rosemary Donley Technology Center at the Catholic University School of Nursing Sarah Sheehan-Harris completed her BA in English and MS in Library Science at The Catholic University of America

Table of Contents

Preface vii
Getting Ready to Write and Conducting Primary Research
1(10)
Prewriting
2(2)
Conducting the Research
4(7)
Secondary Research Using Print Sources
11(10)
Finding Background Information in Reference Works
11(3)
Searching for Books
14(2)
Searching for Periodical and Newspaper Articles
16(2)
Gathering Your Sources
18(3)
Secondary Research Using Electronic Research Tools
21(12)
Deciding Which Electronic Reference Tool to Use
21(2)
Using Electronic Encyclopedias
23(1)
Using Electronic Resources to Find Journal Articles
23(3)
How to Begin a Computerized Database Search
26(7)
Secondary Research Using Online Services
33(14)
Prodigy Internet
34(3)
America Online
37(5)
CompuServe
42(3)
Online Databases
45(2)
Secondary Research Using the Internet
47(32)
Getting Access to the Internet
48(1)
Types of Internet Service
48(1)
Before You Sign Up with an ISP
49(1)
What Can You Do on the Internet?
49(3)
What Is the World Wide Web?
52(3)
A Few Acronyms and Other Terms
55(1)
What Do You need to Access the World Wide Web?
56(2)
Connecting to a Site
58(2)
Using a Hypertext Link
60(1)
Printing a Page
60(2)
Saving Images
62(1)
Cut and Paste
63(3)
Bookmarks and Favorites: How to Remember Where You Have Been
66(2)
What Can Go Wrong?
68(1)
Looking for Information on the World Wide Web
68(3)
The Parts of an Internet Address
71(4)
Kristen and Zak Search the Web
75(2)
What's Next?
77(1)
For Further Reading
78(1)
Evaluating Information Sources, Writing, and Revising
79(16)
Examining the Sources
79(1)
Evaluating Internet Sources
79(2)
Taking Notes
81(2)
Choosing a Preliminary Thesis and Outline
83(2)
Writing the First Draft
85(1)
Working with Sources
86(7)
Revising
93(2)
Proofreading and Preparing the Final Copy
95(16)
Proofreading
95(1)
Producing the Final Copy
96(1)
Sample Essays
97(1)
Appendix
98(13)
Citing Print and Electronic Resources
111(10)
Why Do I Need Citations?
111(1)
What Is a Citation?
111(1)
What Is a Style Guide?
112(1)
Basic Citation Formats
112(1)
Reference Lists
113(1)
Sample Citations
114(2)
Citing Electronic Resources
116(3)
Sample Reference Lists
119(1)
The End (Really)
120(1)
Reference List
120(1)
About the Authors and the Editor 121(2)
Index 123

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