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CONTENTS Acknowledgments Introduction SECTION I: "Researching Your Topic" Chapter 1: "Developing Your Subject" Choosing Your Topic Searching Your Topic Effectively Searching Your Topic Options for Searching Methods of Searching Phrase Searching Boolean Searching Nested Searches Truncated Searches Subject Heading or Descriptor Searches Defining and Narrowing Your Topic Doing Preliminary Research Chapter 2: "Gathering Your Information" Planning Your Research Finding Your Sources Other Resources Knowing When to Stop Chapter 3: "Evaluating Your Sources" Understanding Your Source Considering the Source Considering Who Said It Considering the Facts SECTION II: "Finding Resources of Information" Chapter 4: "Finding Archives and Archival Collections" Researching Archives and Archival Collections Types of Archives Locating Archival Collections Local Archives Internet Archives Special Collections Chapter 5: "Finding Associations, Societies, and Organizations" Researching Associations Print and CD-ROM On the Web Associations on the Net Chapter 6: "Finding Biographical Information" Researching Biographical Information Biographical Indexes Popular Biographical References Volumes on Regional Figures References for International Figures References by Subject Biographical Information in Electronic Form Biographical Information Online Locating Additional Biographical Resources Chapter 7: "Finding CD-ROM Collections" Researching CD-ROM Collections Locating CD-ROM Collections Popular Titles by Subject Chapter 8: "Finding Electronic Databases" Researching Electronic Databases General Databases Databases By Subject Home Video and DVD Collections Chapter 9: "Finding Electronic Journals, Zines and Newsletters" Researching Electronic Journals Subscription Based Journal Article Index Databases Free Journal Article Index Databases Multiple Subject Directories of E-Journals Single Subject Directories of Journal Collections Free Journals on the Web Chapter 10: "Finding Email Discussion Groups and Newsgroups" Researching Discussion Groups Understanding Discussion Groups Deciding to Join a Discussion Group Joining a Discussion Group Finding Discussion Groups Using Discussion Groups for Research Finding Further Information on Discussion Groups Researching Newsgroups Understanding Newsgroups Deciding to Join a Newsgroup Joining a Newsgroup Finding Newsgroups Using Newsgroups for Research Finding Further Information on Newsgroups Chapter 11: "Finding General References" Researching General References Almanacs Atlases Bibliographies Chronicles: By Eras and Decades Chronologies and Daybooks Dictionaries Directories Encyclopedias Guides to Books and References Microform Collections Periodical and Newspaper Indexes Popular Quotations Public Opinion Polls Statistical Abstracts Yearbooks Additional References Web References Chapter 12: "Finding Government Publications and Agencies" Researching Government Publications and Agencies Government Guides and Catalogs Federal Government Information State and Local Government Information Foreign Government Information Government Sources Online Other Government Documents Chapter 13: "Finding Libraries: Academic, Government, Research, Public, School, State, and Special Libraries" Researching Libraries Academic Libraries Government Libraries Independent Research Libraries Public Libraries School Libraries Special Libraries State Libraries Library Directories Library Online Public Access Catalogs Virtual Libraries Chapter 14: "Finding Newspapers, Magazines, and Radio and Television News" Researching Newspapers, Magazines, and Journals Current Periodicals Microfilm and Microfiche Materials News Digests Newspaper and Magazine Indexes, Databases and Directories Publication Web Sites Researching Radio and Television News Chapter 15: "Finding Research on the Web" Researching the Web Research Sites by Category Best References on the Web Finding Other Web Databases Chapter 16: "Finding Search Engines" Researching Search Engines Using Search Engines Categories of Search Engines Web Search Engines Web Meta Search Engines Web Directories Topical Search Engines Web Search Engine Tutorials SECTION III: "Finding Sources by Subject" Chapter 17: "Aging" Chapter 18: "Business and Economics" Chapter 19: "Criminal Justice" Chapter 20: "Ecology and Environment" Chapter 21: "Film and Television" Chapter 22: "Health and Medicine" Chapter 23: "History" Chapter 24: "Law" Chapter 25: "Literature and Literary Criticism" Chapter 26: "Music" Chapter 27: "Nursing" Chapter 28: "Politics and Government" Chapter 29: "Psychology" Chapter 30: "Religion and Theology" Chapter 31: "Science and Technology" Chapter 32: "Sports" Chapter 33: "Theater and Dance" Chapter 34: "Women's Studies" SECTION IV: "Using Your Sources" Chapter 35: "Citing Your Sources" Avoiding Plagiarism Quoting, Paraphrasing, and Summarizing Creating In-Text Citations Finding Online Guides and Tutorials Chapter 36: "Creating Your Bibliography, Works Cited or References" APA Style MLA Style The Chicago Manual of Style Online Bibliography Creators Appendix One: "APA Style" Appendix Two: "MLA Style" Appendix Three: "The Chicago Manual of Style" Selected Bibliography About the Author
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
Information retrieval -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Research -- Methodology -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Library research -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.