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A research guide for undergraduate students : English and American literature

Author: Nancy L Baker; Nancy Huling
Publisher: New York : Modern Language Association of America, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 6th edView all editions and formats
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"For nearly twenty-five years A Research Guide for Undergraduate Students has helped students avoid the pitfalls of conducting library research for term papers and theses.

Updated and revised, the sixth edition shows undergraduates how to use their research time efficiently and how to locate and evaluate material available from electronic databases and the Internet."

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Genre/Form: Bibliography
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Handbooks and manuals
Handbooks, manuals, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nancy L Baker; Nancy Huling
ISBN: 0873529243 9780873529242
OCLC Number: 64592046
Description: viii, 96 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Preface to the Sixth Edition --
Introduction : The research process --
1. Conducting research in an electronic environment --
2. Using library catalogs --
Searching your library's catalog --
Moving beyond your library's catalog --
3. Searching bibliographic databases --
4. Searching the Web --
5. Finding reviews --
6. Using contextual primary sources --
7. Finding supplementary information : other reference sources --
Biographical sources --
In quest of quotations --
Facts from dictionaries and handbooks --
8. One-stop shopping --
9. Managing citations --
10. Guides to research in literature --
Appendix : Selective bibliography of reference sources for English and American literature --
Index.
Responsibility: Nancy L. Baker and Nancy Huling.

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