Date of publication: 2017-08-27 17:32
This updated third edition of Quality Research Papers x7569 fast becoming a standard reference textbook for writing research papers in the fields of religion and theology x7569 gives improvements and added material for such things as the expanding field of online research and doing church-related research in a professional manner.
Chapter 9: The Mechanics of Style
Chapter 9 instructs readers on the nuts and bolts of style: punctuation, spelling, capitalization, abbreviations, numbers, and statistics in text. It demonstrates that consistency in their use is key to clear scientific communication.
Chapter 6: Crediting Sources
Chapter 6 provides guidance on reference citation. It instructs readers on when and how to cite references in text and on how to construct a reference list that contains everything readers need to locate each source.
If a book is available in more than one format, cite the version you consulted. For books consulted online, include an access date and a URL. If you consulted the book in a library or commercial database, you may give the name of the database instead of a URL. If no fixed page numbers are available, you can include a section title or a chapter or other number.
Chapter 8: Writing Clearly and Concisely
Chapter 8 offers basic guidance on planning and writing the article. It advises readers on how to organize their thoughts, choose effective words, and describe individuals with accuracy and sensitivity.
Terry Robertson (MA, Andrews University, MLS Indiana University) is Seminary Librarian at Andrews University and teaches the master's level research course at the seminary.
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Chapter 7: Reference Examples
Chapter 7 offers a comprehensive set of reference examples for readers to model. It demonstrates the reference components that readers need to locate the work, with an emphasis on electronic sources.