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Writing the Research Paper : A Handbook

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Edition:
8th
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9780495799641

ISBN10:
0495799645
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Pub. Date:
1/1/2011
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Cengage Learning
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Summary

Get simple, specific guidance on writing a research paper with WRITING THE RESEARCH PAPER: A HANDBOOK, Eighth Edition. With its easy-to-digest steps that demystify the writing process, this accessible handbook gives you the tools you need to work independently to create well-constructed research papers-throughout your college career and beyond. Within the text, you'll discover comprehensive, up-to-date information conveyed in a calm and reassuring manner that encourages you to turn to any section of the text at any time for immediate, expert assistance. Each self-contained section is as brief as possible so you won't need to wade through extraneous material-and can be effectively used in any order, depending on your needs.

Table of Contents

Basic Information About the Research Paper
Hatred of the research paper
Definition of the research paper
Format of the research paper
Reasons for the research paper
The report paper and the thesis paper
Drafts of the research paper
Writing the research paper: Steps and schedule
FAQ
Choosing a Topic
How to choose a topic
Topics to avoid
Narrowing the topic
FAQ
The Library
Layout of the library
The computer
Online full-text databases
Microform indexes
Stacks
Main desk
Reserve desk
Audiovisual room
Microform room
Newspaper racks
Computer room
Carrels
Organization of the library collections
The Dewey Decimal System
The Cutter-Sanborn Author Marks
The Library of Congress Classi?cation System
Classification of periodicals
Classi?cation of nonbooks
Using the Computer in Your Research
Computers and the research paper
The Internet
The World Wide Web
Online resources
Databases
Electronic journals
Online public-access catalogs (OPACs)
Blogs and Social networks
Researching with search engines
Finding a search engine
Usenet, Listserv, telnet, and gopher
Evaluating Internet sources
Running a search
Useful Internet sites
FAQ
Doing the Research
What information to look for
Where to look for information
Assembling a working bibliography
Selecting your sources: Skimming
Note-taking
Plagiarism and how to avoid it
The Thesis and the Outline
The thesis: Definition and function
The outline
Choosing an outline form
Transforming the Notes into a Rough Draft
Preparing to write the rough draft: a checklist
Writer's block
Writing with a computer
Using your notes in the paper
How to use quotations to explore and discover
Writing with unity, coherence, and emphasis
Using the proper tense
Using graphics in your research paper
Writing the abstract
Revising Your Rough Draft
Principles of revision
Revising the opening paragraph
Revising sentences for variety and style
Revising words: Diction
Rules for Writers
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The MLA System of Documentation
Parenthetical documentation: Author-work (MLA)
What to document
Format for "Works Cited" (MLA)
Content notes
Finished form of the MLA paper
Peer review checklist Submitting your paper electronically
The APA System of Documentation
Parenthetical documentation: Author-date (APA)
Format for "References" (APA)
Writing the abstract
Finished form of the paper
Peer review checklist Submitting your paper electronically
The Traditional Style of Documentation (CMS) Footnotes and endnotes
Subsequent references in footnotes and endnotes
Electronic sources
Finished form of the paper
Pagination and text format
Content or reference notes
Bibliography
Peer review checklist Submitting your paper electronically
Sample Student Papers
Paper using author-work documentation (MLA)
Paper using author-date documentation (APA)
Paper using footnote documentation (CMS)
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