Writing Research Papers : A Complete Guide

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  • Edition: 12th
  • Format: Spiral Bound
  • Copyright: 2007-01-01
  • Publisher: Longman
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Writing Research Papers, 12/e 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. Available in two formatsperfect-bound (0-321-45798-6) and spiral-bound with tabs ( 0-321-45799-4 a handier format at a slightly higher price)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 Find and Refine the Topic
Personal Interviews
Online Discussion Groups 2
Using the World Wide Web to Refine Your Topic
Using an Online Subject Directory
Using an Internet Key-word Search 2
Using the Library's Electronic Databases to Find and Narrow a Subject 2
Using the Library's Electronic Book Catalogs to Find a Topic 2
Expressing a Thesis Statement, Enthymeme, or Hypothesis 2
Drafting a Research Proposal
The Short Proposal
The Long Proposal
Your Research Project
Finding and Filtering Electronic Sources
Beginning an Online Search
Reading an Online 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 in Journals and Magazines
Online Journals
Online Magazines
Searching for Articles in Newspapers and Media Sources
Accessing E-Books
Using Listserv, Usenet, and Chat Groups
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