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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|
|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|
|Specialized Search Engines|
|Educational Search Engines|
|Educational Search Engines Maintained by Libraries|
|Searching for Articles on Journals and Magazines|
|Searching for Articles in Newspapers and Media Sources|
|Using Listserv, Usenet, and Chat Groups|
|E-mail News Groups|
|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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