The Facts on File Guide to Research

The Facts on File Guide to Research

by Jeff Lenburg

Hardcover(2nd Edition)

$55.00

Overview

Lenburg has written celebrity biographies, entertainment histories, and other popular works, and teaches others how to research and write. Here he offers a general introduction explaining the art and methods of research on any topic or any purpose, but oriented towards students writing essays and term papers. He covers general strategies and methods, finding sources of information, finding sources by topic, and citing sources. He also includes basics of the APA, MLA, and Chicago Manual style guides. Annotation ©2005 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780816081219
Publisher: Facts on File, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/28/2010
Series: Facts on File Writer's Library Series
Edition description: 2nd Edition
Pages: 608
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.60(d)
Age Range: 13 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Expanded Table of Contents ix

Acknowledgments xxiii

Introduction xxxv

Section I Researching Your Topic

1 Developing Your Subject 3

2 Gathering Your Information 11

3 Evaluating Your Sources 29

Section II Finding Sources of Information

4 Finding Archives and Archival Collections 39

5 Finding Associations, Societies, and Organizations 56

6 Finding Biographical Information 79

7 Finding CD-ROM Collections 102

8 Finding Electronic Databases 122

9 Finding Electronic Journals, Zines, and Newsletters 157

10 Finding E-mail Discussion Groups and Newsgroups 195

11 Finding General References 205

12 Finding Government Publications and Agencies 237

13 Finding Libraries: Academic, Government, Research, Public, School, State, and Special Libraries 264

14 Finding Newspapers, Magazines, Journals, and Radio and Television News 285

15 Researching on the Web 336

16 Finding Search Engines 364

Section III Finding Sources by Subject

17 Aging 381

18 Business and Economics 394

19 Criminal Justice 408

20 Ecology and the Environment 425

21 Education 439

22 Film and Television 451

23 Health and Medicine 471

24 History 483

25 Law 496

26 Literature and Literary Criticism 510

27 Mathematics 530

28 Music 543

29 Nursing 555

30 Politics and Public Policy 568

31 Psychology 582

32 Religion and Theology 596

33 Science and Technology 610

34 Sports 628

35 Theater and Dance 642

36 Women's Studies 660

Section IV Using Your Sources

37 Citing Your Sources 677

38 Creating Your Bibliography, Works Cited, or References 686

Appendixes

Appendix I APA Style 691

Appendix II MLA Style 695

Appendix III The Chicago Manual of Style 698

Selected Bibliography 700

Index 702

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