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Literature Reviews (The Writing Center, University of North Carolina, Chapel-Hill)
The Writer's Handbook (University of Wisconsin)
The Literature Review by
Call Number: USM LAC Stacks LB 2369 .R525 2012
Publication Date: 2012-07-31
This Second Edition of Diana Ridley's bestselling guide to the literature review outlines practical strategies for reading and note taking, and guides the reader on how to conduct a systematic search of the available literature, and uses cases and examples throughout to demonstrate best practice in writing and presenting the review. New to this edition are examples drawn from a wide range of disciplines, a new chapter on conducting a systematic review, increased coverage of issues of evaluating quality and conducting reviews using online sources and online literature and enhanced guidance in dealing with copyright and permissions issues.
Conducting Research Literature Reviews by
Call Number: USM POR Stacks Q180.55 .M4 F56 2010
Publication Date: 2009-03-26
The Third Edition of Conducting Literature Reviews: From the Internet to Paper provides readers with an accessible but in-depth look at how to synthesize research literature. Bestselling author Arlene Fink shows researchers how to justify the need for and significance of research, and explain a study’s findings.
Communication Skills for the Biosciences by
Call Number: USM GOR Stacks R 119 .D58 2009
Publication Date: 2009-05-15
Effective scientific communication is a skill highly-prized by potential employers, and is central to success during postgraduate study.Communication Skills for the Biosciencesis a straightforward, practical guide to the skills you should master to get the most out of your study and research, to pave the way to a successful career. Focusing on the three key modes of communication - written, oral, and visual - the book also includes valuable advice on associated topics, including intellectual property, the avoidance of plagarism, data protection, and the role of e-technology.