Research Paper, The: A Common-Sense Approach, 1st edition

  • Thomas E. Gaston
  • Bret H. Smith

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Overview

  • offers a solid introduction to the fundamentals of primary and library research.
  • presents complete instructions for writing and documenting a research report.
  • offers practical advice for solving problems that often arise in on-the-job report-writing.

Table of contents

I. PUTTING LIBRARY RESEARCH INTO THE BIG PICTURE.

 1. Why Research Is Important to You.

 2. How and Why Research Is Reported.

II. WRITING RESEARCH PAPERS.

 3. Getting to Know the Library.

 4. Using More Advanced References.

 5. Bringing Sources Together — The Purpose of Citations.

 6. Closing In on Your Topic.

 7. Putting Your Data in Order.

 8. Drafting the Research Report.

 9. Revising and Editing the Report.

III. MAKING THE MOST OF WHAT YOU HAVE LEARNED.

10. Doing Some Primary Research of Your Own.

11. Practical Applications and Future Possibilities.

APPENDICES.

A. MLA Documentation: Special Cases.

B. APA Documentation: Special Cases.

C. Using Footnotes or Endnotes in the MLA System.

D. Standard Modern References in Specialized Fields.

Published by Pearson (September 11th 1987) - Copyright © 1988