The New York Times Guide To Reference Author:Mona McCormick THE NEW, AUTHORITATIVE BOOK THAT TAKES THE "SEARCH" OUT OF RESEARCH - — At last, here is a sure-footed guide through the maze of reference-libraries, card-catalogs, multi-volume encyclopedias, dictionaries, atlases, periodical indexes, bibliographies and specialized reference works. Just for example, it tells you: — * Where to look first when all ... more »you have to work with is a name you can't identify.
* Where to find the text of any U.S. law currently in force.
* Where to look up magazine articles dating back as far as 1802.
* When to use paperback instead of a gient encyclopedia.
This compact volume, prepared by Mona McCormick, head librarian of the New York Times, covers 323 reference sources. It includes a sample term paper, showing the proper use of references - and how to write really good footnotes. It is, simply, indispensable.« less