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Writing Research Papers : A Complete Guide,9780201536614

Writing Research Papers : A Complete Guide



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The definitive research paper guide, Writing from Sources combines a traditional and practical approach to the research process with the latest information on electronic research and presentation. Step-by-step instruction in a clear, non-intimidation writing style, takes the reader from the selection and narrowing of a topic, through research, note taking, planning, drafting, revising, to preparation of the finished document.

Table of Contents

Preface to the Instructor
Preface to the Student
Writing from Research
Why Do Research?
Learning Format Variations
Understanding a Research Assignment
Understanding the Terminology
Establishing a Schedule
Finding a Topic
Relating Your Personal Ideas to a Scholarly Problem
Connecting Personal Experience to Scholarly Topics
Speculating about Your Subject to Discover Ideas and to Focus on the Issues
Talking with Others to Refine the Topic
Personal Interviews
Internet Discussion Groups
Using the World Wide Web to Refine Your Topic
Using an Internet Subject Directory
Using an Internet Keyword Search
Using the Library's Electronic Databases to Find and Narrow a Subject
Using the Library's Electronic Book Catalogs to Find a Topic
Expressing a Thesis Sentence, Enthymeme, or Hypothesis
Your Research Project
Drafting a Research Proposal
The Short Proposal
The Long Proposal
Finding and Filtering Internet Sources
Beginning an Internet Search
Reading an Internet Address
Using a Search Engine
Subject Directory Search Engines
Robot-Driven Search Engines
Metasearch Engines
Specialized Search Engines
Educational Search Engines
Educational Search Engines Maintained by Libraries
Searching for Articles on Journals and Magazines
Online Journals
Online Magazines
Searching for Articles in Newspapers and Media Sources
Accessing eBooks
Using Listserv, Usenet, and Chat Groups
E-mail News Groups
Real-time Chatting
Examining Library Holdings via Internet Access
Finding an Internet Bibliography
Conducting Archival Research on the Internet
Go to the Library
Go to an Edited Search Engine
Go to a Metasearch Engine
Use Search Engine Directories
Go to a Listserv or Usenet Group
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