Multcolib Research Picks: Doing research right
Annotation:This classic book, written by a Library of Congress reference librarian, provides a systematic instruction in doing research, starting with encyclopedias and moving down to more specific sources for information.
Annotation: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.
Annotation:This book covers every aspect of the research paper process, from research to writing to revision. It includes several chapters on sources of information, including some unique and important primary sources like museums and historical sites.
Annotation:Written specifically for librarians, but useful to any researcher, this book is notable in its organization by type of question (e.g., "Answering Questions about the Lives of People: Biographical Information Sources").
Annotation:Along with lots of lists of different online search engines, this book has several chapters on different principles of web searching that are true no matter what website you are using.
Annotation:Where do you start when you're searching on the Web? After Google, I mean? This book groups various websites by type and describes the best ways to search each of them.
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Books with general information about how to get started doing research, both in the library and on the Web. Research is a lot easier and more effective if you know what you're doing!