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Going to research? Make it thorough. Here's how.,
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This review is from: The Oxford Guide to Library Research (Paperback)
I had an earlier edition of this book which was superb; I bought the newer version to bring me into the electronic age. The author addresses the strengths and weaknesses of several types of research sources, from brick buildings to online databases to the open internet. Pithy, full of examples, and explaining underlying library theory, the author gives nine research methods as a roadmap through the maze of information available today. Grasp his overview, apply his principles to your topic, and follow this roadmap through the interlocking maze which is a library: your result will be a systematic, thoroughgoing coverage of any topic - a product in which you can be confident. The appendix alone is worth the price of the book: an aside on the greatest research project of all, which I'll leave as a surprise. I've created a worksheet outline from this book to use on various projects. The worksheet (and the book) will make future library trips with me until the next edition comes out.