Research Strategies for a Digital Age

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Cengage Learning, Jan 1, 2012 - Reference - 320 pages
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Practical, relevant, and reflecting the latest technologies available, RESEARCH STRATEGIES FOR A DIGITAL AGE, FOURTH EDITION, provides a thorough, step-by-step guide that helps students increase their knowledge as they develop invaluable research skills they can use for a lifetime. This text blends traditional research methods with detailed instruction on how to use and evaluate electronic research technologies. It equips students with research skills critical to today's online environment--skills they can immediately begin putting into action. Author Bonnie Tensen introduces students to research by beginning in the digital library. Using online catalogs and databases in a controlled environment with credible sources enables students to develop and sharpen their research and analytical skills before they expand their search to the vast resources--both credible and questionable--on the Internet. The text is packed with current examples, insightful illustrations, and practical tips to help students get the most from today's wealth of resources.
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Contents

Research Basics
1
Research Using the World Wide Web
69
Incorporating Your Research
101
Research Documentation
125
Index
303
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Bonnie Tensen teaches English at Seminole State College of Florida in Sanford, Florida. She was specifically hired to increase and promote the use of computers and technology both in the classroom and as a research tool. Her efforts built on her previous work as a graduate student at the University of Florida, where she was involved in a groundbreaking networked writing environment project. A popular speaker, she has presented her unique approach at many conferences and led numerous seminars on incorporating the Internet in the classroom.

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