Low cost, small trim size, and concise coverage make this research guide a valuable but non-intrusive supplement to a core text or anthology in any college course that requires a research paper. Coverage of Internet sources includes attention to critical evaluation of these sources and tips for using discipline-specialized search engines. Chapter on preparing electronic projects explains methods for incorporating slide presentations, web sites, web pages, and digital graphics into the research paper. Increased coverage of the library's electronic resources, including academic databases. A new chapter 5 focuses on avoiding plagiarism and practicing academic integrity. New chapters 6 and 7 help students identify the best sources, evaluate them for relevancy, authority, and accuracy and to create notes that paraphrase, quote, and summarize effectively. Complete and up-to-date coverage of four documentation systems -- MLA, APA, CBE, and Chicago style -- also includes coverage of electronic sources according to the latest editions of these respective style manuals.