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Multcolib Research Picks: Doing research right

How to Find Out Anything
How to Find Out Anything From Extreme Google Searches to Scouring Government Documents, A Guide to Uncovering Anything About Everyone and Everything By MacLeod, Don (Book - 2012 ) 001.42 M1652h 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:From government statistics to finding contact information, this book discusses current methods and principles for all kinds of research.

The Craft of Research
The Craft of Research By Booth, Wayne C. (Book - 2008 ) 808.02 B725c 2008 Available in some locations

Annotation:A classic guide to the principles behind doing good, thorough research, whether for school, business, or personal interest.

The Extreme Searcher's Internet Handbook
The Extreme Searcher's Internet Handbook A Guide for the Serious Searcher By Hock, Randolph (Book - 2013 ) 025.0425 H6856e 2013 Available in some locations

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.

The Extreme Searcher's Internet Handbook
The Extreme Searcher's Internet Handbook A Guide for the Serious Searcher By Hock, Randolph (eBook - 2013 ) Click here for full text »

Annotation:This e-book copy is always available to read online.

Concise Guide to Information Literacy
Concise Guide to Information Literacy By Lanning, Scott (Book - 2012 ) 020 L292c 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:Information literacy is the "ability to find, evaluate, and use information efficiently". This book will help you become better at finding the information that you need, for research or any question you might have!

Reference and Information Services in the 21st Century
Reference and Information Services in the 21st Century An Introduction By Cassell, Kay Ann (Book - 2011 ) 025.524 C3443r 2011 Available in some locations

Annotation:This book is intended to help reference librarians enhance their skills, but it can be useful for anyone who needs to find answers to questions! It is organized by chapters for the different types of questions you might have (for example, questions about events and issues, or questions about lives of people).

Reference and Information Services
Reference and Information Services An Introduction By Cassell, Kay Ann (eBook - 2013 ) Click here for full text »

Annotation:This e-book is always available to read online through the library. It was written as a reference book for librarians, but it can be useful for anyone who wants to be better at finding answers to questions.

The Elements of Library Research
The Elements of Library Research What Every Student Needs to Know By George, Mary W. (Book - 2008 ) 025.524 G348e 2008 Available in some locations

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.

The Oxford Guide to Library Research
The Oxford Guide to Library Research By Mann, Thomas (Book - 2005 ) 025.524 M282o 2005 All copies in use. Availability details

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.

The Everything Guide to Writing Research Papers
The Everything Guide to Writing Research Papers By Spalding, Cathy (Book - 2005 ) 808.02 S734e 2005 Available in some locations

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.

Web Search Garage
Web Search Garage By Calishain, Tara (Book - 2005 ) 025.04 C154w 2005 Available in some locations

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.

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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! - Ross B.


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