Researching can be a daunting task, but once one learns efficient research techniques and proper format and documentation, the process becomes much easier. This book teaches both these techniques and formats. This user-friendly book continues to be a leading book for teaching research techniques and current practices in research documentation. Spiral-bound, the book is structured to correspond to the step-by-step process of writing research papers, from the initial research to the documentation of sources Its description of library use illustrates both print and electronic sources, including more than 50 examples of proper documentation. Discussions of computer catalogs, the Internet, and CD-ROM bring readers up to date on the most recent innovations in library research techniques. While stressing the MLA style throughout, the author also discusses APA style in depth, and includes a sample paper in that style. The major chapters contain exercises to reinforce the most important points, and the bibliography serves as a reliable reference source for 24 different fields. Anyone who needs to write and research.
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