Social Sciences Research, designed by Gail M. Staines, Mark Bonacci, and Katherine Johnson, is a comprehensive resource manual for both students and instructors to help students carry out library research in the social sciences. In this second edition, the authors have revised and updated the text, and have included more instruction on searches of information using electronic sources, such as the Internet, as well as new formatting guidelines that have been promulgated in the past five years.
Gail M. Staines is University Librarian at Saint Louis University in St. Louis, Missouri. Katherine Johnson is professor of Sociology at Niagara County Community College in western New York State. Mark Bonacci is professor of Human Services at Niagara County Community College in western New York.
Part 1 Acknowledgments Part 2 Introduction Chapter 3 1. Choosing an Appropriate Research Question Chapter 4 2. Designing a Search for Scholarly Literature Chapter 5 3. Conducting a Search for Scholarly Literature Chapter 6 4. Outlining the Research Paper Chapter 7 5. Taking Notes While Reading Chapter 8 6. The APA Format: Writing and the Use of an Appropriate Format Chapter 9 7. The Writing Process Itself: You Can't Edit a Blank Page Chapter 10 8. Presenting the Research Paper Chapter 11 9. Some Final Thoughts Part 12 Appendix A. Research Questions Posed by Prior Students Part 13 Appendix B. Example Paper Part 14 Appendix C. Worksheets Part 15 Appendix D. Blank Citation Forms Part 16 Bibliography Part 17 Index Part 18 About the Authors