Praise for the previous edition:
"This is a winner."—Reference Reviews on www.gale.com
"A nuts-and-bolts guide to research...A no-frills, solid reference source."—School Library Journal
"...[a] solid, comprehensive guide..."—SLJ Curriculum Connections
The Facts On File Guide to Research, Second Edition is the most comprehensive guide available to conducting thorough and accurate research. It includes detailed lists of thousands of resources and explains general research methods and proper citation of sources. This expanded and updated edition contains new information on Internet research, including up-to-date discussions of Google and other search engines, subject-specific keyword search strategies, a cautionary note about Wikipedia, and much more.
The volume is divided into four easy-to-use sections:
- Researching Your Topic contains a step-by-step guide to the research process, with information on developing a subject and planning research, gathering information, and evaluating sources
- Finding Sources of Information explains how to find, access, and use a number of different sources, from archival collections and biographical indexes to government agencies, newspapers, and magazines, from online and electronic services to radio and television, and many more
- Finding Sources by Subject contains detailed lists of credible research sources categorized by subject matter
- Using Your Sources explains how to cite sources, avoid plagiarism, and create a bibliography.
The Facts On File Guide to Research, Second Edition helps students and general readers prepare for research papers and class studies. Valuable appendixes cover style guides, including APA, MLA, and The Chicago Manual of Style.
About the Author(s)
Jeff Lenburg is the author of 30 popular nonfiction books, including celebrity biographies and entertainment histories, several of which have been nominated for awards, including the American Library Association's "Best Non-Fiction Award." He is also the author of The Encyclopedia of Animated Cartoons, Third Edition for Facts On File. He teaches courses and workshops on research and writing at colleges and universities.