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Knowing where to look : the ultimate guide to research

Author: Lois Horowitz
Publisher: Cincinnati, Ohio : Writer's Digest Books, ©1984.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Horowitz, Lois, 1940-
Knowing where to look.
Cincinnati, Ohio : Writer's Digest Books, ©1984
(OCoLC)745532263
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lois Horowitz
ISBN: 0898791596 9780898791594
OCLC Number: 11187537
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 436 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Part one. Research overview. Introduction: why research & why this book --
Information is everywhere --
Strategies for finding information --
Things no one ever tells you: how to avoid research traps --
Before you begin: research tips learned along the way --
Part two. Research tools for everyone. Age-old resource with new-age services: the library --
Research tools that stretch your mind: books --
The old regulars: encyclopedias, almanacs, dictionaries, chronologies, yearbooks --
More finding tools: special indexes and a directory --
Quick and timely information sources: magazines --
Research tools for daily living: newspapers --
Tools from the nation's largest publisher: government documents --
The great research machine: the computer --
Space saver, time saver: microform. Part three. where to look for specific information. Dead or alive: looking for biographical information --
Anywhere, USA: looking for addresses --
Facts & figures: looking for statistics --
Getting it firsthand: looking for original material --
Says who? Looking for quotations --
When words are not enough: looking for pictures --
It's the law: looking for legal information --
From the horse's mouth: looking for experts --
Part four. Tools + techniques = research success. Putting it all together: sample searches.
Responsibility: Lois Horowitz.

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