Topics include: choose a topic, craft a thesis, evaluate thesis and sources, identify a variety of information sources, take efficient notes, begin and organize a research paper, use parenthetical documentation, prepare a Works Cited page, draft and revise a research paper. From Gale Cengage Learning.
Sections include: Discovering, Narrowing, and Focusing a Researchable Topic; Finding, Selecting, and Reading Sources; Grouping, Sequencing, and Documenting Information; Writing an Outline and a Prospectus for Yourself; Writing the Introduction; Writing the Body; Writing the Conclusion; Revising the Final Draft. From The Writing Center, University of Wisconsin. See also their Common Types of Writing Assignments page for more tips and ideas.
From Long Island University, this website has citation guides for APA, MLA (Handbook for Writers of Research Papers, 7th ed.; MLA Style Manual and Guide to Scholarly Publishing, 3rd ed.), Turabian, Chicago, and AMA. "Each segment of the citation is color coded. For instance, authors are in blue, book titles in pink, etc. making it quicker to identify each part."
Sections include: Quoting and Paraphrasing Sources, APSA (American Political Science Association), APA (American Psychological Association), Chicago/Turabian, CBE (Council of Biology Editors), MLA (Modern Language Association), Numbered References. From The Writing Center, University of Wisconsin.
"These styles are essentially the same as those presented in The Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, with slight modifications for the needs of student writers." Based on Kate L. Turabian's Manual for Writers.
"SourceWatch is a collaborative project of the Center for Media and Democracy to produce a directory of the people, organizations and issues shaping the public agenda. A primary purpose of SourceWatch is documenting the PR and propaganda activities of public relations firms and public relations professionals engaged in managing and manipulating public perception, opinion and policy. SourceWatch also includes profiles on think tanks, industry-funded organizations and industry-friendly experts that work to influence public opinion and public policy on behalf of corporations, governments and special interests. Over time, SourceWatch has broadened to include others involved in public debates including media outlets, journalists, government agencies, activists and nongovernmental organizations."
Items in the Virtual Reference Library are owned by Thrall and are an electronic (web-based) equivalent of the actual book as it was published in print. Categories of available information include: Arts, Biography, Business, Environment, History, Law, Literature, Medicine, Multicultural Studies, Nation and World, Religion, Science, and Social Science.
From Middletown Thrall Library. If you specifically need web-based information when doing research, please try our guides first before resorting to any search engine. Also consider using our free Ask a Librarian service on the web to ask for more websites and information on your research topic.