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Writing research papers : a complete guide

Author: James D Lester, Sr.
Publisher: Boston : Pearson, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 14th edView all editions and formats
This text provides readers with step-by-step guidance through the research writing process, from selecting and narrowing a topic to formatting the finished document. Writing Research Papers backs up its instruction with the most complete array of samples of any writing guide of this nature. The text continues its extremely thorough and accurate coverage of citation styles for a wide variety of disciplines.
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Genre/Form: Handbooks and manuals
Handbooks, manuals, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James D Lester, Sr.
ISBN: 9780205059331 0205059333 9780205236411 0205236413 9780205227044 020522704X 0205223060 9780205223060
OCLC Number: 706027262
Description: xix, 409 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm
Contents: Writing from research --
Finding a topic --
Organizing ideas and setting goals --
Gathering sources online --
Gathering sources in the library --
Conducting field research --
Understanding and avoiding plagiarism --
Reading and evaluating sources --
Writing effective notes and creating outlines --
Drafting the paper in an academic style --
Blending reference material into your writing by using MLA style --
Writing the introduction, body, and conclusion --
Revising, proofreading, and formatting the rough draft --
Works cited: MLA style --
Writing in APA style --
The footnote system: CMS style --
CSE style for the natural and applied sciences --
Creating electronic research projects.
Responsibility: James D. Lester, James D. Lester, Jr.


This research reference guide has been written to supplement research-oriented courses. It covers all aspects of the research writing process from selecting a topic and gathering data to formatting  Read more...
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