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Book Collections on Library and Internet Research
Library Research Books – Collection – Library Research Guides
Over 300 free library research books pdf at the Internet Archive. Some books: Creative Training in Research Skills, How to Use the Library to Research an Employer, Introduction to Music Research, Writing Reading and Research, Effective Legal Research, Social Sciences Research, Social Research Methods, Handbook for College Research, Technology and Copyright Law, How to Use a Medical Library, Intro to Library Research in Geography, Navigating the Library, Ethnic Genealogy: a research guide, Teaching the Library Research Process, Political Science Research Methods, many more free eBooks on Library Research.
Information Retrieval: Juvenile literature – Collection – Internet and Library Research
Information Retrieval: Juvenile Literature. Some titles: How Do I Use a Database, NY Public Library Kid’s Guide to Research, Sort it Out: Choosing Information, Look It Up: Finding Information, Research and Information Management, Accessing Information, and many more.
Research: Handbooks, manuals, etc – Collection – Library Research Skills
Research: Handbooks, manuals, etc. Some titles: Handbook of Clinical Nursing Research, Marketing Research Project Manual, Handbook for Scientific and Technical Research, Chicago Guide to Fact-Checking, Qualitative Research in Education: a User’s Guide, Visual Arts Research: a Handbook, Everything Guide to Writing Research Papers, Social Work Student’s Research Handbook, and many more.
Research: Methodology – Collection – Library Research Guides
Research: Methodology. Thousands of books. Some titles: Research Methods in Clinical Psychology, Doing Counselling Research, Research in Education and the Behavioral Sciences, Research Methods for Leisure Recreation and Tourism, Principles and Practice in Business and Management Research, Key Concepts in Sport and Exercise Research Methods, and many more.
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Internet Searching – Collection – Internet and Library Research
Internet Searching. Some titles: Expert Internet Searching, Harnessing the Power of Google, Step-by-Step SEO Basics, Finding Your Way through the Information Fog, Smart Internet Surfing, Cybersleuth’s Guide to the Internet, Library Skills and Internet Research, Understanding Computer Search and Research, Going Beyond Google Again, many more.
Computer Network Resources – Collection – Library Research Skills
Computer Network Resources. Over 2,000 books. Some titles: Use Social Media to Find Your Dream Job, Smart Internet Surfing, You’re Hired! Job Hunting Online, Internet Research Methods, Exploring Market Research, Mastering Online Genealogy, Finding Reliable Information Online, Queers Online, Science and the Internet, Sourcebook to Public Record Information, many more.
Suggested Books on Library and Internet Research Skills
CORE BOOKS – Library Research PDF – Library Research PDF
Bankhead, Elizabeth et al.
Libraries Unlimited 1988 Dewey Dec. 011
Leading students step-by-step through the research process required for writing term papers, this guide covers everything from reading for background information and keywords and applying advanced search techniques to evaluating information and developing a thesis statement. The book includes an MLA-based style manual with more than 35 sample citations for the types of sources most often used in academic assignments. Designed specifically for high school students.
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Borne, Barbara W.
Easy-to-use, comprehensive guide to researching 100 popular research papers designed for high school students. Each photocopyable guide will help the student to locate print and nonprint information about the topic, narrow the scope of the paper, and find related topics. Each guide serves not only as a map to library resources but as an outline of library research procedures.
Harlan Davidson 2002
A detailed, practical and ‘user friendly’ tool for students faced with the researching and writing of a research paper or historiographical essay. After an introductory chapter that describes the different schools of historical thought, Going to the Sources becomes a handy manual, helping the reader to identify and access the many sources — both old and new — available to historical researchers.
Chicago : Neal-Schuman/American Library Association 2014
Google can be an incredibly powerful tool for research, but the top-of-the-page results are seldom the most beneficial to library users and students, and many of the search engine’s most useful features are hidden behind its famously simple interface. Burns and Sauers reveal the secrets of effective Google searches in this invaluable resource showing how to get the most out of the service.
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Library guide, how to do research for a paper pdf.
Harcourt Brace Custom 1997
Ingles, Ernest, ed.
University of Toronto Press 1994
Entries in English or French according to the language of the title.
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Lester, James D. and James D. Jr.
Penguin Academics 2007
Designed as a guide for writing research papers both in first-year composition courses and in upper-level courses in all disciplines, The Principles of Writing Research Papers is rooted in the fundamentals of thorough library research but encourages and equips students to use the Internet as well as field research where appropriate. It endorses the written word while recognizing the value of graphics, audio, video, and slide presentations. It includes numerous student samples and excerpts of model research papers with particular attention to MLA documentation style.
“A comprehensive, meticulously detailed guide and handbook for both students and professionals, with equal emphasis on the techniques of research and writing. It is particularly instructive with respect to the use of library resources. The author focuses on the practical of research and writing. He begins with the selection of a topic, then guides the reader from the onset of research to the final written product. He explains how to employ a research process that is both systematic and productive. Library resources are discussed in detail, with many examples given, and the arrangement of information available a library is extensively covered.” -Book cover.
Oxford University 1998
Through clear explanations of nine fundamental methods of searching, Thomas Mann provides an overview of little known but powerful strategies used by librarians and information specialists. These techniques can be applied profitably to almost any area of research, from discovering business records or government documents to unearthing manuscripts in archives or finding genealogical Web sites on line. Chapters explain how to take advantage of controlled vocabularies, browse library shelves systematically, construct keyword searches, use published bibliographies, and even make personal contacts with knowledgeable people.
A Follow-up to “100 Research Topic Guides for Students” by Barbara Borne (above on this web page). “100 more report topics popular with high school students and teachers, in all basic subject areas such as art, language, science, math, history, political and social sciences, and biography.” – Book cover.
Houghton Mifflin 1997
The Third Edition of “Handbook for College Research” provides the latest information on locating and evaluating print and electronic source material as well as documenting sources in four different styles (the APA, Chicago, CBE, and updated MLA guidelines). In addition to guiding students in the stages of writing the research paper– planning, drafting, and revising, this edition includes convenient, in-text annotations with each citation, providing clear visual models of the four styles.
Prucha, Francis P.
University of Nebraska 1994
“An excellent tool for historians of all interests and levels of experience.
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An Annotated List of 1000 Titles with a full Analytical Index
Tierney, Susan, Kelly, Pamela G., eds.
Writer’s Institute 2008 Dewey Dec. 011
“Contains practical research tips that highlight the most helpful sources for writers of fiction and nonfiction. TOC: Steps on the Research Road – Research Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them – How to Locate and Use Primary Sources – Location, Location, Location – Interviews: An Expert Voice to Bring Nonfiction to Life – Electronic Research: What You Need to Find What You Want – Writer Websites – Build a Well-Rounded Bibliography – Quantity and Quality in Government Sources – Who’s Who of Picture Research.”