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The fourth edition of the popular Research Guide for Undergraduate Students has been updated and significantly expanded to help beginning researchers navigate the library of the computer era.
Nancy Baker and Nancy Huling, both reference librarians for over twenty years, bring their considerable experience to a clear and concise tour of the typical college library. A Research Guide explains how to use nearly forty print and electronic reference works that are essential for students who are researching and writing term papers, including Book Review Index, Essay and General Literature Index, Humanities Index, The Internet Directory, and the Oxford English Dictionary.
A Research Guide reprints dozens of samples from the reference materials discussed. Three separate chapters discuss searching the library's electronic catalog, using the MLA International Bibliography (in all three formats -- print, online, and CD-ROM), and taking advantage of inter-library exchanges and other important services. An appendix summarizes works discussed in the book and forty additional resources.