A research guide about how to conduct research: find topics, locate and evaluate information, citing sources,and ethical considerations such as plagiarism and copyright.
Last Updated: Mar 20, 2013
The research process can seem daunting.
This guide serves as a step-by-step tutorial on how to work through each stage of the process.
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This brief is given to Expeditionary Warfare Students (EWS) at the beginning of the academic year to assist with getting started on individual research projects.
The Craft of Research
Call Number: Q180.55.M4 B66 2003
Publication Date: 2003
A completely revised, updated edition of the classic guide to conducting research discusses the motivations behind research and outlines the tools necessary to become a master at researching a topic.
Call Number: ZA4228 .D65 2008
Publication Date: 2008-06-15
This book offers a clear and comprehensive introduction to the use of internet technology in research. It provides full accounts of the different ways in which online resources can help with research projects in any area of the social sciences or humanities along with useful hints and tips as to how you can make the internet work for you.
The Elements of Library Research
Call Number: Z710.G44 2008
Publication Date: 2008-08-11
Unlike guides that describe the research process but do not explain its logic, this book focuses entirely on basic concepts, strategies, tools, and tactics for research--in both electronic and print formats. Drawing on decades of experience with undergraduates, reference librarian Mary George arms students with the critical thinking skills and procedures they need to approach any academic project with confidence.
The Rowman & Littlefield Guide to Writing with Sources
Call Number: PE1478 .D37 2007
Publication Date: 2007
The Rowman & Littlefield Guide to Writing with Sources offers a thorough and up-to-date discussion of plagiarism and the proper use of sources. The third edition, with new introductory material using current events to highlight the importance of writing ethics and clarity, incorporates the latest revisions to MLA, CSE, and CMS styles. Featuring sample writing and style sheets, this succinct handbook helps writers of all levels and disciplines to assess, quote, cite, and present information from a variety of sources.
Writing the Qualitative Dissertation: Understanding by Doing
Call Number: LB2369 .M38 2002
Publication Date: 2002
The purpose of this book is to share, in rich detail, an understanding of how it feels and what it means to do qualitative research, and to provide support for doctoral students who choose this form of inquiry for their dissertation research.
Real World Research Skills
Call Number: ZA5110 .G37 2009
Publication Date: 2009
Before you start your research -- Going beyond Google -- Legislative branch research -- Judicial branch research -- Executive branch research -- State and international research -- Experts and insiders -- Table of web sites -- Index.