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The elements of library research : what every student needs to know /

by George, Mary W.
Type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, c2008Description: xiv, 201 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.ISBN: 9780691131504 (acidfree paper); 0691131503 (acidfree paper); 9780691138572 (pbk. : acidfree paper); 0691138575 (pbk. : acidfree paper).Subject(s): Research -- Handbooks, manuals, etc | Library research -- Handbooks, manuals, etc | Information retrieval -- Handbooks, manuals, etc | Information resources -- Handbooks, manuals, etc
Contents:
Introduction to research as inquiry -- From research assignment to research plan -- Strategy and tools for discovery -- The fine art of finding sources -- Insight, evaluation, argument, and beyond.
Summary: This short, practical book introduces students to the important components of the information-seeking process. 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. Explains how to: turn a topic into a research question; conduct effective online searches; evaluate primary and secondary sources; get help from reference librarians and faculty; avoid plagiarism ... and much more.
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SSC 001.4 ROBGetting the most out of the research experience : SSC 001.42 BOOThe craft of research / SSC 001.42 WALYour research project : SSC 025.524 GEOThe elements of library research : SSC 025.524 HARDoing a literature search : SSC 025.524 STEStudent guide to research in the digital age :

Includes bibliographical references (p. [191]-194) and index.

Introduction to research as inquiry -- From research assignment to research plan -- Strategy and tools for discovery -- The fine art of finding sources -- Insight, evaluation, argument, and beyond.

This short, practical book introduces students to the important components of the information-seeking process. 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. Explains how to: turn a topic into a research question; conduct effective online searches; evaluate primary and secondary sources; get help from reference librarians and faculty; avoid plagiarism ... and much more.

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