Doing Research: Complete Research Paper Guide

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Illustrating both the "hows" and "whys" of research, DOING RESEARCH encourages students to view research as an exciting avenue for learning. Its distinctive process approach is designed to stimulate the creative processes behind successful research as students learn its procedures and conventions.

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This new edition places emphasis on evaluating sources and selecting the best sources for every topic and purpose in writing.
Chapter 2, Locating Sources, has been thoroughly revised and updated to reflect today's computerized library and the latest MLA documentation guidelines from the 1998 MLA Style Manual.
Chapter 3, Preparing a Bibliography, now shows bibliographic citations for full-text articles from CD-ROM and online databases and for Internet sources, and integrates guidelines for using a computer in all stages of the research process.
Appendix B, Key Reference Works by Discipline, has been completely revised and updated, and now includes electronic databases.
All the examples have been updated and revised, and all the student essays are new.
The new, convenient design features a spiral binding and tabs to help students locate key information in the research process.
A comprehensive Instructor's Manual includes over 300 exercises, a review test for each chapter, and three versions of a student research paper in MLA, APA, and endnote documentation styles.
Successfully teaches the process of research without sacrificing a comprehensive treatment of all the complexities of library research, documentation styles, and technical issues such as handling quotations.
Shows the pedagogical benefits of doing research, making assignments more relevant to learning.
Guidelines for preparing a working bibliography and the format for bibliographic citations are in one chapter, early in the text, to correspond to the way the process is taught.
Includes a detailed guide to presenting and synthesizing the results of research to help guide students away from plagiarism and cutting and pasting, towards more unified, directed writing that accomplishes the research purpose.

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Dorothy U. Seyler is professor of English at Northern Virginia Community College. A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the College of William and Mary, Dr. Seyler holds advanced degrees from Columbia University and the State University of New York at Albany. She taught at Ohio State University, the University of Kentucky, and Nassau Community College before moving with her family to Northern Virginia. She has coauthored Introduction to Literature and Language Power, both in second editions, and is the author of The Writer's Stance, Patterns of Reflection, in its third edition, The Reading Context, Steps to College Reading, Understanding Argument, and Read, Reason, Write, currently in its fifth edition and Doing Research, currently in its second edition. In addition, Professor Seyler has published articles in professional journals and popular magazines. She enjoys tennis, golf, and traveling, as well as writing about all three.

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