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The St. Martin's Pocket Guide to Research and Documentation
Fifth EditionAndrea A. Lunsford, Marcia Muth©2011
Keep your book open while you write with spiral-bound texts.
The St. Martin's Pocket Guide to Research and Documentation is a small but powerful resource for research assignments regardless of discipline. Receive advice for planning, conducting, and documenting your research through step-by-step guidelines for citing print and electronic materials, tips on evaluating sources and navigating today's wired libraries, and guidelines for avoiding plagiarism.
Table of Contents
1 Preparing for a Research Project
Narrowing a Topic
Determining What You Know
Preliminary Research Plan
2 Conducting Research
Kinds of Sources
Using the Library to Get Started
Finding Library Resources
3 Evaluating Sources and Taking Notes
Your Working Bibliography
Evaluating Usefulness and Credibility
Critical Reading and Interpretation
Notes and Annotations
4 Acknowledging Sources and Avoiding Plagiarism
Which Sources to Acknowledge
Academic Integrity and Plagiarism
5 Research in the Humanities
Resources in the Humanities
A Student Research Essay, MLA Style
A Student Research Essay, Chicago Style
6 Research in the Social Sciences
Resources in the Social Sciences
A Student Research-Based Essay, APA Style
7 Research in the Natural and Physical Sciences and in Mathematics
Resources in the Natural and Physical Sciences and in Mathematics
A Student Paper, CSE Style
8 Research in the Applied Sciences
Resources in the Applied Sciences