(late of Prince George's Community College)
(Gustavus Adolphus College)
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Part I. Getting started
Seeing the big picture Developing a focused research question Using references to get an overviewDeveloping effective search termsIdentifying and filling gapsAccessing sources
Part II. Choosing sources Finding sourcesEvaluating sourcesKnowing what sources to avoidTracing the influence of a sourceGetting involved in scholarly conversations
Part III: Managing information Staying organized anywhereUsing information from sources in your writingAvoiding unintentional plagiarism Using citation management tools
Part IV: Research and documentation in the humanities Finding sources in the humanitiesGeneral resourcesArt and architectureClassicsLiteratureMusicPhilosophyReligionTheater, dance, and filmWorld languages and linguisticsCiting sources in the humanities: MLA style MLA in-text citations MLA list of works cited MLA manuscript formatSample MLA research paper
Part V: Research and documentation in history Finding sources in historyGeneral resourcesWorld historyAmerican historyCiting sources in history: Chicago style Chicago documentation styleChicago manuscript formatSample pages from a Chicago research paper
Part VI: Research and documentation in the social sciencesFinding sources in the social sciencesGeneral resourcesAnthropologyBusiness and economicsCommunication studies Criminal justiceEducationEthnic and area studiesGender and women’s studiesGeographyNursing and health sciencesLawPolitical sciencePsychologySociologyCiting sources in the social sciences: APA StyleAPA in-text citations APA list of references APA manuscript formatSample APA research paper
Part VII: Research and documentation in the sciences Finding sources in the sciencesGeneral resourcesBiologyChemistryComputer scienceEngineeringEnvironmental sciencesGeologyMathematicsPhysics and astronomyCiting sources in the sciences: CSE StyleCSE documentation systemsCSE in-text citationsCSE references CSE manuscript format Sample pages from a CSE research paper
List of Style Manuals
Part VIII: Glossary of research terms
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