Writing Research Papers A Complete Guide (spiral-bound) (with MyCompLab)

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  • Edition: 11th
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  • Copyright: 2004-11-22
  • Publisher: Longman
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The definitive research paper guide,Writing Research Paperscombines a traditional and practical approach to the research process with the latest information on electronic research and presentation. This market leading text provides students with step-by-step guidance through the research writing process from selecting and narrowing a topic, to formatting the finished document. Also,Writing Research Papersbacks up its instruction with the most complete array of samples of any research writing guide on the market. The text continues its extremely thorough and accurate coverage of citation styles for a wide variety of disciplines. The eleventh edition maintains Lester's successful approach while detailing the uses of new computer technologies that are changing the face of research. Available in two formats¿perfect and spiral-bound with tabs¿Lester's text is one that students will keep throughout their college careers.

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
Go to Newspaper Archives
Your Research Project
Gathering Data in the Library
Launching the Search
Developing a Working Bibliography
Finding Books on Your Topic
Using Your Library's Electronic Book Catalog
Using the Library's Printed Bibliographies
Finding Articles in Magazines and Journals
Searching the General Indexes to Periodicals
Finding Indexes by Discipline in Appendix B
Using the H.W. Wilson Indexes
Searching for an Index to Abstracts
Searching for Abstracts of Dissertations
Searching for a Biography
Searching for Articles in the Newspaper Indexes
Searching the Indexes to Pamphlet Files
Searching for Government Documents
Searching for Essays within Books
Using the Microforms
Your Research Project
Conducting Research Outside the Library
Investigating Local Sources
Interviewing Knowledgeable People
Writing Letters and Corresponding by E-mail
Reading Personal Papers
Attending Lectures and Public Addresses
Investigating Government Documents
Examining Audiovisual Materials, Television, and Radio
Conducting a Survey with a Questionnaire
Conducting Experiments, Tests, and Observation
Your Research Project
Understanding and Avoiding Plagiarism
Using Sources to Enhance Your Credibility
Placing Your Work in Its Proper Context
Honoring Property Rights
Avoiding Plagiarism
Common Knowledge Exceptions
Borrowing from a Source Correctly
Sharing Credit in Collaborative Projects
Honoring and Crediting Sources in Online Classrooms
Seeking Permission to Publish Material on Your Web Site
Your Research Project
Reading and Evaluati
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