9780321026996

writing@online.edu

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  • ISBN13:

    9780321026996

  • ISBN10:

    0321026993

  • Format: Spiral Bound
  • Copyright: 2000-01-01
  • Publisher: Longman
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Summary

Written in a concise, clear manner, writing@online.edu is the guide to finding, evaluating, and using electronically-accessed sourceswhether from an online library catalog or the World Wide Web. Useful for the novice researcher as well as the experienced Internet user, writing@online.edu offers advice for both print and electronically published projects. Renowned authors Walker and Ruszkiewicz encourage students to approach the research and writing process with careful source review, conscientious documentation, and critical thoughtwhether sources are in print or electronic form. writing@online.edu is the essential reference for any classroom where writing occurs in the year 2000and beyond.

Table of Contents

Preface ix
PART 1 Online Research 1(28)
The Ethics of Research
3(7)
Intellectual Property Rights and Fair Use
4(1)
Copyright and the World Wide Web
5(3)
Always give credit
6(1)
Use primary sources
6(1)
If it's on the WWW
7(1)
Some Guidelines for the Classroom
8(2)
Follow established conventions
8(1)
Point to files
8(1)
Cite sources
9(1)
If in doubt, ask
9(1)
Deciding Where to Look
10(7)
Time
10(1)
Accessibility and Availability
11(1)
Type of Information
12(5)
Scholarly books and references
12(1)
Scholarly articles
12(1)
Serious trade books and articles
13(1)
Popular magazines and books
13(1)
Newspapers and news organizations
14(1)
Sponsored Web sites
14(1)
Business publications
15(1)
Web sites and home pages
15(1)
Interviews and personal correspondence
16(1)
Listservs and newsgroups
16(1)
Evaluating Sources
17(12)
Determining the Authority of Your Sources
18(7)
Author's credentials
19(1)
Publication information
19(5)
Primary versus secondary sources
24(1)
Developing Critical Reading Skills
25(4)
Relevance
25(1)
Purpose and audience
26(1)
Logic
26(3)
PART 2 Finding Information 29(54)
Getting Connected
32(2)
The Electronic Library
34(10)
The Library Catalog
34(4)
Keyboard searching
36(1)
Boolean operators
37(1)
Electronic Indexes and Databases
38(5)
Reference Works Online
43(1)
The Internet
44(31)
The World Wide Web (WWW)
45(7)
Search engines and directories
48(1)
Evaluating your results
49(3)
Email
52(6)
Email etiquette
52(4)
Finding information
56(2)
File Transfer Protocol (FTP)
58(5)
Telnet Applications
63(9)
Gopher
72(3)
Other Online Sources
75(2)
BBSs and Local Forums
75(1)
Subscriber Encyclopedias and Other Reference Sources
76(1)
Chat Rooms and Other Local Sites
76(1)
Software and Video Games
77(1)
Keeping Track
77(6)
Cut and Paste
78(1)
Download or Print out Files
79(1)
Use Your Bookmarks File
79(1)
Electronic Note Cards and Bibliography Programs
80(3)
PART 3 Designing Your Project 83(48)
Design Considerations
85(8)
Determining Your Format
85(3)
Purpose
85(1)
Audience
86(1)
Time
87(1)
Medium
88(1)
Principles of Effective Document Design
88(5)
Structure
88(1)
Information
89(2)
Graphics
91(1)
Fonts
92(1)
Plan ahead
92(1)
Designing Print Documents
93(8)
Designing Academic Papers and Essays for Final Print Copy
94(3)
Designing Articles for Submission in Hard Copy to Publishers
97(1)
Designing Brochures and Newsletters
98(2)
Designing Business and Technical Reports and Documents
100(1)
Designing Electronic Documents
101(10)
Electronic Correspondence (Email)
103(1)
Be considerate
103(1)
Use ASCII to indicate formatting
104(1)
Follow netiquette guidelines
104(1)
Files to Be Read Online
104(1)
Designing Articles for Electronic Submission to Publishers
105(1)
Designing Articles and Forms for Electronic Publication in PDF Formats
105(1)
Designing Presentations
106(2)
Designing WWW Projects
108(3)
Use contrast for readability
108(1)
Break up large blocks of text
108(1)
Use graphics springly
109(1)
Include navigational aids
109(1)
Include bibliographic information
109(1)
Give credit to sources
110(1)
Make your site accessible
110(1)
Putting Together a Basic Web Page
111(20)
A Basic Template
111(1)
Designing Your Web Site
111(4)
Linear sequence
113(1)
Gridwork design
113(1)
Hierarchical structure
114(1)
Hub design
114(1)
Creating a Table of Contents
115(2)
The Parts of an HTML Document
117(7)
Formatting text
118(1)
Using colors and graphics
119(2)
Using lists and tables
121(3)
Publishing Your Project on the Web
124(7)
PART 4 Documenting Electronic Sources 131(76)
Columbia Online Style
133(34)
COS Documentation
133(11)
In-text references
134(3)
List of sources
137(7)
COS Form Directory---Humanities (MLA)
144(23)
MLA Style
167(16)
MLA Documentation
168(8)
Citing electronic sources
168(1)
In-text references
169(4)
List of sources
173(3)
MLA Form Directory
176(7)
APA Style
183(10)
APA Documentation
183(6)
In-text references
184(3)
List of sources
187(2)
APA Form Directory
189(4)
CMS Style
193(8)
CMS Notes
194(3)
In-text references
194(1)
List of sources
194(3)
CMS Bibliographies
197(1)
CMS Form Directory
198(3)
CBE Style
201(6)
Glossary 207(8)
Index 215

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