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The Elements of Library Research

What Every Student Needs to Know
George, Mary W. (Book - 2008 )
The Elements of Library Research
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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. --from publisher description
Authors: George, Mary W., 1948-
Title: The elements of library research
what every student needs to know
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, c2008
Characteristics: xiv, 201 p. :,ill. ;,22 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Mary W. George
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. --from publisher description
ISBN: 0691131503
9780691131504
0691138575
9780691138572
Branch Call Number: 025.524 G348e 2008
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. [191]-194) and index
Subject Headings: Library research United States
Topical Term: Library research
LCCN: 2008013733
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The research process (choosing a topic, making a research plan, gathering sources, etc.) is broken down in simple steps in this book. It also includes great tips related to the theory behind doing good searches.

Succinct and practical, this guide provides students with the tactics, tools and confidence they need to successfully conduct college level research.

The research process (choosing a topic, making a research plan, gathering sources, etc.) is broken down in simple steps in this book. It also includes great tips related to the theory behind doing good searches.


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