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Research strategies for a digital age.

Author: Bonnie Tensen
Publisher: Belmont : Wadsworth, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A guide that helps readers develop the research skills critical to the online environment. It features instructions on how to use and evaluate electronic research technologies.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bonnie Tensen
ISBN: 1428231293 9781428231290
OCLC Number: 434413815
Description: 1 v. cm. p.
Contents: Preface. PART I: RESEARCH BASICS. 1. Get Off to a Good Start. Step 1: Choose a Topic. Step 2: Narrow Your Focus. Exercises. 2. Find the Perfect Match: Effective Search Terms. Where Do You Find the Perfect Match? How Do You Find the Perfect Match? Exercises. 3.Become a Research "Supersleuth." Ask Questions. Make Connections. Background Checks. The Thrill of the Hunt. Exercises. 4. Databases: Get Immediate Results. What Is a Database? Get to Know Your Databases. How Do Databases Work? Exercises. PART II: RESEARCH USING THE WORLD WIDE WEB. 5. Effective Web Searching: Cast Your Net in Stocked Ponds. Academic Research on the Internet Must Be Authenticated. Academic Research on the Internet Must Be Done in "Stocked Ponds." Use the Best Commercial Search Engines. Academic Research on the Internet Requires Careful Evaluation. Exercises. 6. Field Research Online. Conducting an Interview. Developing a Survey. Exercises. PART III: RESEARCH DOCUMENTATION. 7. Documentation: General Rules. A Few Words About Plagiarism: DON'T DO IT! A Sure Way to Impress: Incorporate and Document with Skill. Exercises. 8. Documentation: MLA Format. Directory of Citation and Entry Formats. MLA In-Text Citations. MLA Works Cited Entries. Sample Research Paper Using MLA Style. Sample Literary Analysis Research Paper Using MLA Style. 9. Documentation: APA Format. Directory of Citation and Entry Formats. APA In-Text Citations. APA Reference List Entries. Sample Research Paper Using APA Style. 10. Documentation: CSE Format. Directory of Citation and Entry Formats. CSE In-Text Citations. CSE Reference List Entries. Sample Research Paper Using CSE Style. 11.Documentation: CMS Format. Directory of Note and Bibliography Entry Formats. CMS Footnotes, Endnotes, and Bibliographies. CMS Footnote/Endnote and Bibliography Format. Sample Research Paper Using CMS Style. Index. Credits.

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