Research Strategies:
Finding Your Way Through the Information Fog
4th edition (2011)
by William Badke




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"Research Strategies is one of those rare books you could, without condition or regret, recommend to all your friends." (Bethany, graduate student)










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Now Available: Teaching Research Processes: The Faculty Role in the Development of Skilled Student Researchers. Oxford: Chandos; New York: Neal-Schuman, 2012.
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About this site:

Research Strategies, is a textbook in informational research for students
in higher education. 

  •  Fourth edition - April 2011.

  •  The online abridged version (see menu left) is much briefer than the print

Use of the online abridged version is free as always.  If you are using Research
as a textbook, however, you are advised to get the paper edition,
which includes a study guide, practice exercises with keys, assignments,
updated screen shots, and a guide to writing terrific research papers.


About the Book:

Writing research papers does not have to be the painful experience many
people make it out to be. It is possible to develop significant skills in order
to make the writing process much easier than you think. In Research
, author William Badke offers a clear, simple, and often humorous

roadmap for conducting research and navigating the vast new world of
information and technology.


In this, the fourth edition, Badke details the entire research paper process
from start to finish. Research Strategies provides a plethora of insightful and
helpful information, including:

Finding and narrowing a topic
Creating an outline
Searching databases
Understanding metadata
Using library catalogs and journal databases
Conducting Internet research
Organizing research notes
Writing the actual paper

Research Strategies explains the skills and strategies you need to
efficiently andeffectively complete a research project from topic to
finished product. With the information provided here, research doesn't
have to be frustrating or boring. Badke's strategies present a sure path
through the amazing and complex new world of information.

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