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Inside Track to Academic Research, Writing & Referencing

Inside Track to Academic Research, Writing & Referencing

Mary Deane

Apr 2010, Paperback, 192 pages
ISBN13: 9781408236987
ISBN10: 1408236982
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Academic Research, Writing & Referencing will provide you with practical guidance and tips on searching for literature and referencing your sources in a scholarly manner, helping you to avoid plagiarism and to produce successful academic writing assignments whatever your course of study. With the in-depth understanding of the practice of integrating and referencing academic sources and research into your writing that this book delivers, you will be better prepared to deal with – and succeed in - the full range of writing tasks that will be expected of you over the course of your academic studies and on into your chosen career.

List of figures

List of tables


Introduction: entering the academy

About the author


Part I: Academic integrity

Introduction to Part 1

Chapter 1: Academic integrity

Chapter 2: Avoiding plagiarism

Part 2 Research

Introduction to Part 2

Chapter 3: Locating sources

Chapter 4: Assessing sources

Chapter 5: Reading sources critically

Part 3 Writing

Introduction to Part 3

Chapter 6: Integrating sources by quoting

Chapter 7: Integrating sources by paraphrasing

Chapter 8: Integrating sources by summarising

Chapter 9: Critiquing sources

Part IV: Referencing

Introduction to Part 4

Chapter 10: The Harvard Style

Chapter 11: Academic disciplines and referencing systems

Conclusion: succeeding in the academy


Quiz answers

List of references



Get the inside track on:

· Why should you reference?

· Searching for, selecting, and evaluating sources for academic assignments

· How to credit others

· Crediting sources and avoiding plagiarism

· Integrating research by quoting, summarising and paraphrasing

· How to construct an argument based on research

· Referencing styles: the Harvard style, the MLA style, the Legal Referencing System

· Tips on academic argumentation.