The Research Virtuoso

The Research Virtuoso

Brilliant Methods for Normal Brains

Book - 2006
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Presents a basic guide which discusses research strategies, including finding research items by categories such as type or subject area, and providing critieria that can be used to evaluate each resource.

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"I keep this book beside my computer all the time. It's astonishing how often I rely on it to guide me in making efficient, accurate research inquiries."
- Bruce, Lawyer

"I thought I knew my way around a search engine, but the tips in here improved my research strategies ten times over."
- Rachel, college student

The Research Virtuoso is an easy and thoroughly up-to-date guide to seeking, sourcing, and sorting information on any given topic. From card catalogs to Internet blogs, readers will find explanations on every kind of research tool available today and step-by-step advice on how to use them.

At the library: How to make effective use of extensive print, audio, and video resources, as well as librarians.
On the internet: Secrets to finding reliable, credible, and specialized websites, including accessing metasearch engines and the deep web.

Each chapter breaks down the search process into manageable steps and offers hands-on suggestions for collecting data while maintaining a critical perspective. Along the way, examples from an ongoing sample research project illustrate how it's done, plus interesting tidbits discuss the changing role of technology.

Complete with time-saving tips, recommended websites, and droll cartoons to keep things light,The Research Virtuoso is a passport to the rich possibilities of the information age. No one should log on without it.


An up-to-date guide to seeking, sourcing and sorting information on any topic including how to make use of library resources; and internet research including search engines, blogs, finding reliable and specialized websites and the deep web.

Publisher: Toronto : Annick Press, 2006
ISBN: 9781550379570
1550379577
9781550379563
1550379569
Characteristics: 87 p. : ill ; 23 cm

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Mallory_MPL Feb 28, 2011

This is a perfect resource for anyone about to start post-secondary education. It provides you with straightforward research tips for essay writing, and best of all it includes annotations of recommended online resources. Also, being written by the Toronto Public Library ensures that it is most suitable for the Canadian student.

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