The College Student's Research Companion: Finding, Evaluating, and Citing the Resources You Need to Succeed, 5/e
Arlene Rodda Quaratiello and Jane Devine
183 pages • 2010
Most students faced with writing a research paper probably start at the same place -- Google. Heres 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. 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 books 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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