Finding, Evaluating, and Citing the Resources You Need to SucceedBy Arlene Rodda Quaratiello and Jane Devine
Most students faced with writing a research paper probably start at the same place--Google. Here’s a cutting-edge guide that will save your students from fruitless, random web searching. Arlene Quartiello, formerly an academic librarian who now teaches college English, and Jane Devine, coauthor of Going Beyond Google, provide up-to-date guidance for using traditional and online sources.
"With its highly detailed table of contents, readers will find this a handy desk reference for a quick dip in a moment of need. The readable tone promises tattered corners rather than dormroom dust. Not to be missed is the book's companion website, which provides links to the sites referred to throughout. Up-to-date information is evident and the publisher's commitment to refreshing this title frequently....make it a source worth getting familiar with. Clearly written with the college student in mind, other audiences can make excellent use of this title--including high school students, inquisitive adults, teaching librarians, and library science students."
Students will learn to select a topic, effectively find and evaluate the best information in both print and electronic formats, and produce accurate and complete citations based on current versions of important styles guides and web resources.
Each chapter includes exercises that reinforce the instruction and guidance. A companion website accompanies this new edition to give readers hot links for all of the book’s URLs, and supplementary materials including additional exercises and examples that help clarify how to apply the techniques.
Written in an easy, breezy style and filled with real-world examples, illustrative diagrams, and screen shots, this is the ideal guide for anyone aspiring to write an excellent research paper on their own or following this text in a research skills or information literacy course.
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