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Critical Research - Everything you need to know about Book Research

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Everything you need to know about conducting book research.

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Critical Research - Everything you need to know about Book Research

  1. 1. Book Research Everything you need to know about book research
  2. 2. The Do’s <ul><li>Be confident you know what you are looking for. </li></ul><ul><li>Do ask for advice and help on how to use the library catalogue. </li></ul><ul><li>Do always write down the reference information for your book to build a complete list of sources. </li></ul>
  3. 3. The Don’ts <ul><li>Don’t rely on the title, use the index. </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t give up! As you read, look for answers to your questions. </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t read it and then walk away! Tell yourself the main points or ideas of what you’ve just read and MAKE NOTES. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Harvard Referencing System <ul><li>Use the title page, not the book cover, for the reference details. </li></ul><ul><li>The required elements for a book reference are: </li></ul><ul><li>Author, Initials/First name., Year. Title of book . Edition. Place of publication: Publisher. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Example of Harvard Referencing <ul><li>Mason, Jennifer. 1996. Qualitative Researching. London: Sage Publications. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Useful websites to assist with book research <ul><li>Long Road Library link on Moodle </li></ul><ul><li>http://moodle.longroad.ac.uk/moodle/login/index.php </li></ul><ul><li>Google books </li></ul><ul><li>http://books.google.co.uk/ </li></ul><ul><li>Questia, an online library of books </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.questia.com/search </li></ul><ul><li>This website allows you to see the index of </li></ul><ul><li>a book but you have to pay to see the </li></ul><ul><li>pages. It is still a useful tool. </li></ul>

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