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The college student's research companion : finding, evaluating, and citing the resources you need to succeed, Arlene R. Quaratiello with Jane Devine

Label
The college student's research companion : finding, evaluating, and citing the resources you need to succeed
Title
The college student's research companion
Title remainder
finding, evaluating, and citing the resources you need to succeed
Statement of responsibility
Arlene R. Quaratiello with Jane Devine
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • This volume is a guide to using the library for the purpose of conducting research, using both traditional and online resources. 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
  • Most students faced with writing a research paper probably start at the same place, Google. Here is a guide that will save students from fruitless, random web searching. The authors, one formerly an academic librarian who now teaches college English, and the other coauthor of Going Beyond Google, provide up to date guidance for using traditional and online sources. 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. This book is filled with real world examples, illustrative diagrams, and screen shots, and is a 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
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Quaratiello, Arlene Rodda
Dewey number
025.5/24
Index
index present
LC call number
Z710
LC item number
.Q37 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1947-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Devine, Jane
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Library research
  • Internet research
  • Electronic information resources
  • Report writing
Label
The college student's research companion : finding, evaluating, and citing the resources you need to succeed, Arlene R. Quaratiello with Jane Devine
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Library logistics : devising a research plan. Choosing your research topic -- Planning your research -- How and where to find sources -- 2. Reliable resources : evaluating information. The PACAC method : purpose; authority; currency; accuracy; content -- 3. The wayward Web : finding good sites. The content of the Web -- The structure of the Web -- Searching techniques -- 4. Database directions : honing your search. The structure of databases -- Searching databases -- Other useful database features -- 5. Book bonanza : using the library catalog. Searching the online catalog -- Understanding the classification systems -- E-books -- 6. Pertinent periodicals : searching for articles. Types of periodicals -- Choosing which periodical database to use -- Periodical database records -- Searching periodical databases -- Getting your hands on the articles -- 7. Ready reference : getting answers. Reference and the Web -- Topic Selection and Background Information -- Using reference sources to understand your other sources -- Using reference sources to find supporting information -- Using reference sources to find additional sources -- Using reference sources to write and cite -- 8. Integrated information : using sources. Taking notes : quoting, paraphrasing, and summarizing -- Avoiding plagiarism -- Citing your sources -- Appendix A: Answers to exercises -- Appendix B: Common subscription databases -- Appendix C: Citation style guide
Control code
ocn671736391
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
Fifth edition.
Extent
xiii, 183 pages
Isbn
9781555707293
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010041999
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1375104
  • (OCoLC)671736391
Label
The college student's research companion : finding, evaluating, and citing the resources you need to succeed, Arlene R. Quaratiello with Jane Devine
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Library logistics : devising a research plan. Choosing your research topic -- Planning your research -- How and where to find sources -- 2. Reliable resources : evaluating information. The PACAC method : purpose; authority; currency; accuracy; content -- 3. The wayward Web : finding good sites. The content of the Web -- The structure of the Web -- Searching techniques -- 4. Database directions : honing your search. The structure of databases -- Searching databases -- Other useful database features -- 5. Book bonanza : using the library catalog. Searching the online catalog -- Understanding the classification systems -- E-books -- 6. Pertinent periodicals : searching for articles. Types of periodicals -- Choosing which periodical database to use -- Periodical database records -- Searching periodical databases -- Getting your hands on the articles -- 7. Ready reference : getting answers. Reference and the Web -- Topic Selection and Background Information -- Using reference sources to understand your other sources -- Using reference sources to find supporting information -- Using reference sources to find additional sources -- Using reference sources to write and cite -- 8. Integrated information : using sources. Taking notes : quoting, paraphrasing, and summarizing -- Avoiding plagiarism -- Citing your sources -- Appendix A: Answers to exercises -- Appendix B: Common subscription databases -- Appendix C: Citation style guide
Control code
ocn671736391
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
Fifth edition.
Extent
xiii, 183 pages
Isbn
9781555707293
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010041999
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1375104
  • (OCoLC)671736391

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