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Writing the Research Paper With Infotrac: A Handbook,9780155085497

Writing the Research Paper With Infotrac: A Handbook

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Pub. Date:
10/16/2002
Publisher(s):
Wadsworth Publishing
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Summary

WRITING THE RESEARCH PAPER?now with access to InfoTrac College Edition?is an easily accessible research guide that can be used by students throughout their college career and beyond.

Table of Contents

Preface 8
Basic Information about the Research Paper
1(10)
Fear of the research paper
3(1)
Definition of the research paper
3(1)
Format of the research paper
3(1)
Reasons for the research paper
4(1)
The report paper and the thesis paper
5(1)
Drafts of the research paper
5(4)
Writing the research paper: Steps and schedule
9(2)
Choosing a Topic
11(10)
How to choose a topic
13(2)
Topics to avoid
15(2)
Narrowing the topic
17(4)
The Library
21(14)
Layout of the library
23(6)
Organization of the library
29(6)
The Thesis and the Outline
35(20)
The thesis: Definition and function
37(7)
The outline
44(11)
Using the Computer in Your Research
55(18)
Computers and the research paper
57(1)
The Internet
58(2)
Online resources
60(1)
Researching with search engines
61(3)
Usenet, listserv, telnet, and gopher
64(2)
Evaluating Internet sources
66(3)
Running a search
69(1)
Useful Internet sites
70(3)
Doing the Research
73(24)
What information to look for
75(1)
Where to look for information
76(6)
Assembling a working bibliography
82(2)
Selecting your sources
84(2)
Note-taking
86(7)
Plagiarism and how to avoid it
93(4)
Transforming the Notes into a Rough Draft
97(36)
Preparing to write the rough draft: A checklist
99(1)
Typing the paper
100(3)
Using your notes in the paper
103(19)
Writing the paper with unity, coherence, and emphasis
122(5)
Using the proper tense
127(3)
Writing the abstract
130(3)
Style
133(20)
Aim for a readable style
135(12)
Make your introduction clear
147(3)
Write an effective conclusion
150(3)
Systems of Documentation
153(38)
What is documentation?
155(1)
Types of documentation
156(3)
Parenthetical documentation: Author-work (MLA)
159(6)
Parenthetical documentation: Author-date (APA)
165(8)
Parenthetical documentation: Numbers (CBE)
173(1)
Traditional documentation: Footnotes and Endnotes (CMS)
174(10)
Citing electronic sources (CGOS)
184(3)
Content notes
187(2)
Consolidating references
189(2)
The Bibliography
191(72)
Kinds of bibliographies
193(2)
Works cited: MLA and CMS styles
195(37)
CGOS and electronic sources: Works cited, MLA style
232(6)
References: APA style
238(19)
CGOS and electronic sources: References, APA style
257(4)
References: CBE style
261(2)
Finished Form of the Paper
263(14)
Final copy
265(1)
Outline
265(1)
Title page
265(4)
Abstract
269(1)
Text
269(6)
Notes and endnotes
275(1)
Bibliography
275(1)
Peer review
276(1)
Submitting your paper electronically
276(1)
Sample Student Papers
277(42)
Paper using author-work documentation (MLA)
279(14)
Paper using author-date documentation (APA)
293(19)
Paper using footnote documentation (CMS)
312(7)
Appendix A Mechanics 319(26)
Appendix B General and Specialized References, an Annotated List 345


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