This book provides research assistance for 99 current and provocative issues students can use to write a brief argumentative paper.
In 2030, it is projected that 65 percent of the population will be over 65. The U.S. Government Census Bureau reveals that over an adult's working life, college graduates typically earn close to $1 million more than high school graduates. About 43 percent of American families spend more than they earn each year.
These three factoids represent a tiny fraction of the potential research subjects contained in 99 Jumpstarts to Research: Topic Guides for Finding Information on Current Issues, Second Edition, a completely revised follow-up to the original edition. Every jumpstarteach focused upon a current, timely issuecontains ideas for narrowing the topic, research keywords, suggested best books and databases, and Internet sites. This book supports both faculty and students in identifying compelling topics, effectively evaluating and selecting resources in today's information-overload world, and deriving enjoyment from the research and writing process.
• Each jumpstart topic contains a photograph, chart, or drawing
• Bibliography collects all book and audio-video selections used in the jumpstarts, and can be used for library collections
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About the Author
Peggy Whitley is dean of educational services at Lone Star College-Kingwood, Houston, TX.
Susan Williams Goodwin is a reference librarian with 30 years of experience in public, technical, school, and academic library settings.
Catherine C. Olson is an English professor at Lone Star College-Tomball, Houston, TX.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL's praise for this guide seems well-founded. This may be the best volume in the series yet: a wide variety of topics that fascinate people of all ages (including my favorite, "Hoarding"), ample photographs, and admirable amounts of information by three expert reference librarians with long careers. Research has an addictive quality if the topic's right, and this is just that kind of rare guide that helps students find what they want to uncover, launch the investigation well, and eventually deliver a paper that people like myself (a writing professor) will actually enjoy reading. I'd say it's a must have for any library where research papers will begin.