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The Resource Digital paper : a manual for research and writing with library and internet materials, Andrew Abbott

Digital paper : a manual for research and writing with library and internet materials, Andrew Abbott

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Digital paper : a manual for research and writing with library and internet materials
Title
Digital paper
Title remainder
a manual for research and writing with library and internet materials
Statement of responsibility
Andrew Abbott
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Today's researchers have access to more information than ever before. Yet the new material is both overwhelming in quantity and variable in quality. How can scholars survive these twin problems and produce groundbreaking research using the physical and electronic resources available in the modern university research library? In "Digital Paper, "Andrew Abbott provides some much-needed answers to that question. Abbott tells what every senior researcher knows: that research is not a mechanical, linear process, but a thoughtful and adventurous journey through a nonlinear world. He breaks library research down into seven basic and simultaneous tasks: design, search, scanning/browsing, reading, analyzing, filing, and writing. He moves the reader through the phases of research, from confusion to organization, from vague idea to polished result. He teaches how to evaluate data and prior research; how to follow a trail to elusive treasures; how to organize a project; when to start over; when to ask for help. He shows how an understanding of scholarly values, a commitment to hard work, and the flexibility to change direction combine to enable the researcher to turn a daunting mass of found material into an effective paper or thesis. More than a mere how-to manual, Abbott's guidebook helps teach good habits for acquiring knowledge, the foundation of knowledge worth knowing. Those looking for ten easy steps to a perfect paper may want to look elsewhere. But serious scholars, who want their work to stand the test of time, will appreciate Abbott's unique, forthright approach and relish every page of "Digital Paper."
Member of
Cataloging source
ICU/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Abbott, Andrew Delano
Dewey number
808.02
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • handbooks
Series statement
Chicago guides to writing, editing, and publishing
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Report writing
  • Research
  • Searching, Bibliographical
  • Report writing
  • Research
  • Searching, Bibliographical
Label
Digital paper : a manual for research and writing with library and internet materials, Andrew Abbott
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- A library ethnography -- Fundamentals -- The preliminary phase -- Midphase bibliography -- Midphase scanning, browsing, and brute force -- Reading -- Midphase files and organization -- Midphase analysis -- Midphase writing -- Midphase design -- Endphase
Control code
ocn867916088
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xv, 259 pages
Isbn
9780226167787
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2013050782
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)867916088
Label
Digital paper : a manual for research and writing with library and internet materials, Andrew Abbott
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- A library ethnography -- Fundamentals -- The preliminary phase -- Midphase bibliography -- Midphase scanning, browsing, and brute force -- Reading -- Midphase files and organization -- Midphase analysis -- Midphase writing -- Midphase design -- Endphase
Control code
ocn867916088
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xv, 259 pages
Isbn
9780226167787
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2013050782
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)867916088

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