Cite it Right

The SourcAid LLC Guide to Citation, Research, and Avoiding Plagiarism

Author: Julia Mary Johns,Sarah Keller,Sarah Jane Keller

Publisher: SourceAid, LLC

ISBN: 0977195708

Category: Reference

Page: 210

View: 1727

Face it . . . students are overwhelmed by research and citations. Cite It Right provides students with a "go-to" text for anything from the basics of plagiarism, writing a research paper--to the complex citation process. It carefully explains how to develop strong topics, thesis statements, and paragraphs. Best known for its straightforward compilation of the major writing styles (MLA, APA, CMS, CSE), Cite It Right is the friendliest guide to citing sources in all research fields.

American reference books annual. Vol. 38 (2007)

Author: Shannon Graff Hysell

Publisher: Libraries Unlimited

ISBN: 9781591585251

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 704

View: 1649

For the past three decades, ARBA has kept librarians up to date on the latest reference materials by providing high-quality, critical reviews. The 2007 edition of ARBA continues this great tradition by providing users with access to 1,600-plus reviews of both print and online resources, written by more than 400 academic, public, and school librarians who are experts in their field. With coverage of nearly 500 subject disciplines, ranging from the social sciences and humanities to science and technology, users are guaranteed to find information on the latest resources available in the areas they are most trying to expand their collection. With ARBA in hand, collection development librarians can manage their library's high standards of quality, and make the best use of their budget.

Writing for Nursing and Midwifery Students

Author: Julio Gimenez

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 0230366287

Category: Medical

Page: 224

View: 720

The new edition of this popular book combines the theory and practice of academic writing for nursing and midwifery students. Developing understanding of the basics of academic writing and cognitive processes such as reflection and critical thinking, this text is an invaluable resource for learners at all levels.

How to Write History that People Want to Read

Author: A. Curthoys,A. McGrath

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230304966

Category: History

Page: 265

View: 9455

Drawn from decades of experience, this is a concise and highly practical guide to writing history. Aimed at all kinds of people who write history academic historians, public historians, professional historians, family historians and students of all levels the book includes a wide range of examples from many genres and styles.

Yes, I Can Read!

Author: Linda Klein Weisman

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1466980737

Category: Education

Page: 614

View: 7011

Yes, I Can Read! was written for fourth graders through adults who are nonreaders, beginning readers, or struggling readers, those who speak English as well as ESL learners. The workbook was designed for learners who may be working with minimal assistance in a one-on-one, small group, or classroom setting, and its reading levels range from 0 to 5.9. What you will find in Yes, I Can Read! ? Flexibility: Can be used as a decoding program or as a supplement to strengthen particular skills. ? Explicit, sequential phonics and the multi-sensory approach: Research-based, proven methods facilitate learning, inspiring confidence in students. ? Easy to use: Designed for student success and mastery, its predictable page format with completed examples, illustrations, phonetic pronunciations, and symbols serve as cues for students. Matching, tracing, word search and fill-in-the-blank exercises reinforce learning. ? Extensive reading, vocabulary, spelling, tracing, and handwriting practiced ? 2,000-plus words ? Age-appropriate format Combination teacher's manual and student workbook This book is an abundant resource of phonetic exercises. These exercises gave my student confidence and a momentum to move smoothly along in her reading efforts because once she finished the lessons and exercises, she remembered how to spell and read the words. This book is well organized and at your fingertips to use. I am so glad to have found this resource! - Martha Wilson, Literacy Tutor I wish I had this book when I was homeschooling my kids. - Susan Christensen

American Reference Books Annual

Author: Bohdan S. Wynar

Publisher: N.A


Category: Reference books

Page: N.A

View: 5642

1970- issued in 2 vols.: v. 1, General reference, social sciences, history, economics, business; v. 2, Fine arts, humanities, science and engineering.


Publication of the Association of College and Research Libraries, a Division of the American Library Association

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Academic libraries

Page: N.A

View: 3642


Cómo escribir y publicar una tesis doctoral

Author: Jaime Rivera Camino

Publisher: ESIC Editorial

ISBN: 8473563786

Category: Science

Page: 219

View: 9024

Ante la importancia de la educación como base de la competitividad en una economía basada en el conocimiento, las universidades han incrementado su atención en la calidad de sus programas de doctorado. Sin embargo, se aprecia que aún son escasas las instituciones educativas que tienen en su programa, una asignatura destinada a cómo escribir y publicar una tesis doctoral. Este libro es el resultado de varios años de experiencia en supervisión de tesis doctorales en programas de diversas universidades. Los contenidos y la estructuración de los mismos han sido contrastados con alumnos y académicos de varios países. Por ende, se ofrece una guía práctica que orienta la motivación de las personas interesadas en iniciar una carrera académica, y que para ello, requieren elaborar una tesis doctoral. Cuando se escribe una tesis se deben desarrollar nuevas formas de conceptualizar las ideas y traducirlas a una correcta comunicación oral y escrita. Por tanto, el libro ofrece algunas reglas –no explícitas– de la investigación y escritura académica. Así, el libro constituye un recurso ineludible para las personas que necesitan presentar una propuesta doctoral, convertirla en tesis, y posteriormente, en artículos publicables en revistas científicas. El presente libro trata de responder a las preguntas que cualquier doctorando se formula a sí mismo: ¿Por dónde empiezo para elaborar mi propuesta doctoral? ¿Cómo elijo a mi director de tesis? ¿Qué elementos debo controlar para que no limiten mi trabajo? ¿Cómo desarrollo la propuesta en tesis doctoral? ¿Qué criterios se usarán para evaluar mi tesis? ¿Cuánto tiempo es el adecuado para elaborar mi tesis? En los capítulos iniciales se exploran los diferentes tipos de tesis doctorales que se encuentran en el panorama académico. Asimismo, se analizan los aspectos personales y temas previos a la planificación del trabajo del doctorando. Posteriormente, se detallan las etapas de la elaboración y presentación de la propuesta, así como los principales criterios de valoración de la misma. En los siguientes capítulos se revisan los principios básicos de redacción científica así como la estructura y características de los diversos componentes de la tesis, y también se ofrecen pautas para su presentación oral y escrita. Y en el capítulo final se exponen los principales requisitos que debe cumplir el doctorando para que pueda publicar su tesis como un artículo o artículos en revistas científicas. Índice: ¿Qué es una tesis doctoral y para qué sirve?.- Las etapas en la elaboración de la propuesta.- La redacción de la tesis.- Después/Defensa de la tesis.- Publicación de la tesis.- Bibliografía

Book Review Index 2009


Author: Dana Ferguson

Publisher: Gale Cengage

ISBN: 9781414419121

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 1262

View: 9270


Rules of Thumb

Ninth Edition

Author: Jay Silverman,Elaine Hughes,Diana Wienbroer

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education

ISBN: 0077474759

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: N.A

View: 3684


Everything's an Argument with Readings

A PDF-style e-book

Author: Andrea A. Lunsford,John J. Ruszkiewicz,Keith Walters

Publisher: Macmillan Higher Education

ISBN: 1457636093

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 944

View: 1833

All too often, students feel the writing course has nothing to do with their own lives and goals. Drawing on more than 35 years of combined classroom experience, Kate Mangelsdorf and Evelyn Posey give beginning writers the skills and confidence they need to choose topics and approaches that matter to them, providing them with step-by-step guidance for producing well-written, meaningful essays. Maintaining a supportive yet respectful tone, Choices helps students understand writing as a process, see the connections between reading and writing, and use rhetorical strategies, among other necessary academic skills. A wealth of professional and student models, reflecting an impressive diversity, chapters on writing for different situations, and a comprehensive handbook provide everything students need to become effective academic writers — far blow the cost of comparable rhetorics.

Band Theory and Electronic Properties of Solids

Author: John Singleton

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191057460

Category: Science

Page: 240

View: 3077

This book provides an introduction to band theory and the electronic properties of materials at a level suitable for final-year undergraduates or first-year graduate students. It sets out to provide the vocabulary and quantum-mechanical training necessary to understand the electronic, optical and structural properties of the materials met in science and technology and describes some of the experimental techniques which are used to study band structure today. In order to leave space for recent developments, the Drude model and the introduction of quantum statistics are treated synoptically. However, Bloch's theorem and two tractable limits, a very weak periodic potential and the tight-binding model, are developed rigorously and in three dimensions. Having introduced the ideas of bands, effective masses and holes, semiconductor and metals are treated in some detail, along with the newer ideas of artificial structures such as super-lattices and quantum wells, layered organic substances and oxides. Some recent `hot topics' in research are covered, e.g. the fractional Quantum Hall Effect and nano-devices, which can be understood using the techniques developed in the book. In illustrating examples of e.g. the de Haas-van Alphen effect, the book focuses on recent experimental data, showing that the field is a vibrant and exciting one. References to many recent review articles are provided, so that the student can conduct research into a chosen topic at a deeper level. Several appendices treating topics such as phonons and crystal structure make the book self-contained introduction to the fundamentals of band theory and electronic properties in condensed matter physic today.

Maya Deren

Incomplete Control

Author: Sarah Keller

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231538472

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 304

View: 8590

Maya Deren (1917–1961) was a Russian-born American filmmaker, theorist, poet, and photographer working at the forefront of the American avant-garde in the 1940s and 1950s. Influenced by Jean Cocteau and Marcel Duchamp, she is best known for her seminal film Meshes of the Afternoon (1943), a dream-like experiment with time and symbol, looped narrative and provocative imagery, setting the stage for the twentieth-century's groundbreaking aesthetic movements and films. Maya Deren assesses both the filmmaker's completed work and her numerous unfinished projects, arguing Deren's overarching aesthetic is founded on principles of incompletion, contingency, and openness. Combining the contrasting approaches of documentary, experimental, and creative film, Deren created a wholly original experience for film audiences that disrupted the subjectivity of cinema, its standards of continuity, and its dubious facility with promoting categories of realism. This critical retrospective reflects on the development of Deren's career and the productive tensions she initiated that continue to energize film.

Bibliographic Style and Reference Techniques

Author: Marlene Burger

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781868885503

Category: Reference

Page: 247

View: 6116

Written by a seasoned professional, this long-awaited book is ideal for students and academics at all levels, lecturers, supervisors and promoters, researchers-- in fact, anyone involved in writing or editing academic texts. The focus of the book is the Harvard method (author-date method), but the APA method and the running footnotes method have also been included. The aim is to assist users to achieve greater uniformity and consistency of style in bibliographies and reference techniques within various publications-- from assignments, dissertations and theses to articles for scholarly journals and books. The bibliographic treatment of all types of sources has been extended to include printed as well as electronic and Internet sources. The purpose of the book is not to prescribe rigid instructions, but to provide a set of solid and easy-to-use guidelines. The principles guiding all referencing are simplicity, uniformity, and clarity. With its wide range of selected examples, this is a user-friendly and indispensable book.

Cite Right, Second Edition

A Quick Guide to Citation Styles--MLA, APA, Chicago, the Sciences, Professions, and More

Author: Charles Lipson

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226484645

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 213

View: 395

Explains the importance of using citations; outlines the various styles, including APA, MLA, and Chicago; and offers examples for each from a wide range of sources.

Scent of Apples

A Collection of Stories

Author: Bienvenido N. Santos

Publisher: University of Washington Press

ISBN: 0295806257

Category: Fiction

Page: 220

View: 9568

Winner of the Before Columbus Foundation's American Book Award This collection of sixteen stories brings the work of a distinguished Filipino writer to an American audience. Scent of Apples contains work from the 1940s to the 1970s. Although many of Santos's writings have been published in the Philippines, Scent of Apples is his only book published in the United States. Replaces ISBN 9780295956954

Handbook of Academic Integrity

Author: Tracey Ann Bretag

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9789812870797

Category: Education

Page: 1200

View: 5917

The book brings together diverse views from around the world and provides a comprehensive overview of the subject, beginning with different definitions of academic integrity through how to create the ethical academy. At the same time, the Handbook does not shy away from some of the vigorous debates in the field such as the causes of academic integrity breaches. There has been an explosion of interest in academic integrity in the last 10-20 years. New technologies that have made it easier than ever for students to ‘cut and paste’, coupled with global media scandals of high profile researchers behaving badly, have resulted in the perception that plagiarism is ‘on the rise’. This, in combination with the massification and commercialisation of higher education, has resulted in a burgeoning interest in the importance of academic integrity, how to safeguard it, and how to address breaches appropriately. What may have seemed like a relatively easy topic to address – students copying sources without attribution – has in fact, turned out to be a very complex, interdisciplinary field of research requiring contributions from linguists, psychologists, social scientists, anthropologists, teaching and learning specialists, mathematicians, accountants, medical doctors, lawyers and philosophers, to name just a few. Despite or perhaps because of this broad interest and input, there has been no single authoritative reference work which brings together the vast, growing, interdisciplinary and at times contradictory body of literature. For both established researchers/practitioners and those new to the field, this Handbook provides a one-stop-shop as well as a launching pad for new explorations and discussions.​

Doing Essays and Assignments

Essential Tips for Students

Author: Pete Greasley

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1473966329

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

View: 9311

Have you ever been stunned by a low grade, when you were expecting an A or B? Are you struggling to make the jump from a second to a first? Doing Essays and Assignments gives you an insider’s view on what tutors and professors really want when they assign essays and projects, and reveals how you can raise your game and achieve the best grades. Drawing on a survey of lecturers, and examples of real student work, this handy guide provides practical advice to help you not only understand what is expected of you, but also get ideas on how to deliver what your tutor is looking for. Providing a behind-the-scenes look at marking, find out how you can successfully craft the perfect written assignment, and discover tips and techniques on: Planning and deadlines, helping you manage your workload effectively Gaining higher marks through critically formed arguments Communicating clearly with the correct language, grammar, and expression Avoiding common marking pitfalls such as referencing and plagiarism. This new edition also reveals how to successfully navigate group work, literature reviews, and presentations to improve your grades. With valuable insight from tutors, and practical tips to apply to your work, you might just want to keep this book to yourself…!

Joint Operational Warfare

Theory and Practice

Author: Milan N. Vego

Publisher: Government Printing Office

ISBN: 9781884733628

Category: Law

Page: 1492

View: 8951

Smallholder farmers and pastoralists fulfil an invaluable yet undervalued role in conserving biodiversity. They act as guardians of locally adapted livestock breeds that can make use of even marginal environments under tough climatic conditions and therefore are a crucial resource for food security. But in addition, by sustaining animals on natural vegetation and as part of local ecosystems, these communities also make a significant contribution to the conservation of wild biodiversity and of cultural landscapes. This publication provides a glimpse into the often intricate knowledge systems that pastoralists and smallholder farmers have developed for the management of their breeds in specific production systems and it also describes the multitude of threats and challenges these often marginalized communities have to cope with.

Everything's An Argument

Author: Andrea A. Lunsford,John J. Ruszkiewicz

Publisher: Macmillan Higher Education

ISBN: 1319029701

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 568

View: 9179

Everything’s an Argument teaches students to analyze the arguments that surround them every day and to create their own. This best-selling text offers proven instructional content by composition luminaries Andrea Lunsford and John Ruszkiewicz, covering five core types of arguments. Revised based on feedback from its large and devoted community of users, the seventh edition offers a new chapter on multimedia argument and dozens of current arguments across perspectives and genres, from academic essays and newspaper editorials to tweets and infographics.