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With more than three-quarters of a million copies sold since its first publication, The Craft of Research has helped generations of researchers at every level—from first-year undergraduates to advanced graduate students to research reporters in business and government—learn how to conduct effective and meaningful research. Conceived by seasoned researchers and educators Wayne C. Booth, Gregory G. Colomb, and Joseph M. Williams, this fundamental work explains how to find and evaluate sources, anticipate and respond to reader reservations, and integrate these pieces into an argument that stands up to reader critique.

The fourth edition has been thoroughly but respectfully revised by Joseph Bizup and William T. FitzGerald. It retains the original five-part structure, as well as the sound advice of earlier editions, but reflects the way research and writing are taught and practiced today. Its chapters on finding and engaging sources now incorporate recent developments in library and Internet research, emphasizing new techniques made possible by online databases and search engines. Bizup and FitzGerald provide fresh examples and standardized terminology to clarify concepts like argument, warrant, and problem.

Following the same guiding principle as earlier editions—that the skills of doing and reporting research are not just for elite students but for everyone—this new edition retains the accessible voice and direct approach that have made The Craft of Research a leader in the field of research reference. With updated examples and information on evaluation and using contemporary sources, this beloved classic is ready for the next generation of researchers.
Have you ever wanted to write a book?Have you started to write your book, but weren't able to finish?Are you ready to learn how to get a book published?Discover inside secrets to: - Writing a book fast- Where and how to start writing your book- Finding the time in your busy life to write and finish a bookPublishing a book the easy wayAchieving real and practical writing resultsThis book is for those of us who want to write regardless of what others say about our ability to write. It is for those of us who want a step-by-step guide to the process and strategies to finishing and publishing a book. The book is specially formulated to be a tool to support your success. If you want to avoid mistakes and prevent costly pitfalls, whether those pitfalls be measured in time and/or money wasted, then this book is for you. This book is all about achieving real and practical writing results. You will only become a writer/author through the act of writing. This is your golden opportunity to stop talking about writing a book and actually do it. Only when your book is finished will you truly understand the authority and respect authorship demands and how the title of "author' can open up new channels of achievement and profit.Learn How To Write A Book OutlineIn Garrett Pierson's book "How To Write A Book ASAP" you'll find the system to creating a book outline that guarantees your success. Writing a book outline is essential to your book writing and publishing success and the process that Garrett lays out is by far the best for any author to follow. Need to Write Your Book Fast?Whether you want to write a book in a weekend or you desire to learn how to write a book in 30 days, 60 days, 90 days or even two years, this book will show you the exact steps to finishing your book fast. You will find all the right ingredients to get started, why you shouldn't start writing until you're ready, detailed strategies to organization and self-control, a crash course in the basic writing process, clear steps to finishing your book fast and staying laser focused, traditional publishing vs. self-publishing and what is right for you, how to become the authority in your market when your book is finished, plus much more!When reading this book you'll also discover:How everyday people just like you and I, have finished and published their book in record time...The ONE skill you need to master ... to leapfrog confusing details, and get started FAST...How to craft a proven time management system to create all the time you need to write your book...How you can finish your book in as little as 30 days using a 7-step system that really works...5 roadblocks that 97% of writers encounter and how to overcome them immediately...The BIGGEST MYTH of writing a book flattened and debunked instantly...A multi-channel market positioning technique that can skyrocket you from no one to famous in no time at all...And Much More...You've waited long enough. Let's get started, you'll be glad you did!Learn how to write a book ASAP. Click the buy button today.
VOODOO OR DIE is a laugh-out-loud romantic mystery!


You always find your mojo in the last place you look for it...

Gloria Dalton moves to the small town of Mojo, Louisiana to take over the practice of a dead lawyer and to start her life over, hopefully for the last time. But a welcome gift on her first day of work turns out to be a voodoo doll, and then a horrible death occurs that's too close for comfort.  And there's a pesky black cat she can't seem to shake!  When the body count rises, Gloria begins to suspect her past life and the recent murders are connected.  Suddenly her quest to find her mojo turns into a quest to stay alive in Mojo! Gloria learns that when it comes to solving a murder, it's VOODOO OR DIE.


Praise for VOODOO OR DIE:

"Bond displays her usual lively writing, great dialogue, and enticing humor." -Booklist

"In this action-packed story, Bond mixes a fine mystery with romance and a bit of mysticism to create a bang-up tale." -Romantic Times Book Reviews

"A fast-moving page-turner, this is a must read!" -FreshFiction.com

"Ms. Bond has penned a truly gripping romantic suspense story." -Romance Junkies

"An entertaining tale with twists and turns that will keep readers guessing until the very end." -Romance Reviews Today

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Other humorous romantic mysteries for you by bestselling author Stephanie Bond:

IN DEEP VOODOO--A woman stabs a voodoo doll of her ex and he winds up murdered!
PARTY CRASHERS--No invitation, no alibi...
TWO GUYS DETECTIVE AGENCY--Two sisters who are complete opposites take on a failing P.I. agency.
When Kate L. Turabian first put her famous guidelines to paper, she could hardly have imagined the world in which today’s students would be conducting research. Yet while the ways in which we research and compose papers may have changed, the fundamentals remain the same: writers need to have a strong research question, construct an evidence-based argument, cite their sources, and structure their work in a logical way. A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations—also known as “Turabian”—remains one of the most popular books for writers because of its timeless focus on achieving these goals.

This new edition filters decades of expertise into modern standards. While previous editions incorporated digital forms of research and writing, this edition goes even further to build information literacy, recognizing that most students will be doing their work largely or entirely online and on screens. Chapters include updated advice on finding, evaluating, and citing a wide range of digital sources and also recognize the evolving use of software for citation management, graphics, and paper format and submission. The ninth edition is fully aligned with the recently released Chicago Manual of Style, 17th edition, as well as with the latest edition of The Craft of Research.

Teachers and users of the previous editions will recognize the familiar three-part structure. Part 1 covers every step of the research and writing process, including drafting and revising. Part 2 offers a comprehensive guide to Chicago’s two methods of source citation: notes-bibliography and author-date. Part 3 gets into matters of editorial style and the correct way to present quotations and visual material. A Manual for Writers also covers an issue familiar to writers of all levels: how to conquer the fear of tackling a major writing project.

Through eight decades and millions of copies, A Manual for Writers has helped generations shape their ideas into compelling research papers. This new edition will continue to be the gold standard for college and graduate students in virtually all academic disciplines.
This fun romantic mystery will cast a spell on you!

Start with bad mojo, add a pinprick of revenge, and watch things boil over…

There’s something strange afoot in the small touristy town of Mojo, Louisiana. Yet even as the annual voodoo festival gets underway, Penny Francisco refuses to believe in black magic. Her thoughts are on the Victorian house across the street from her health food business—her lying, cheating ex-husband Deke is having the house that she restored painted pink! Isn’t it enough that he moved in his busty mistress and Penny has a front row seat to all their shenanigans? At her divorce party Penny receives a “Deke” voodoo doll as a gag gift, and vents her frustration by stabbing it with a pin as a joke. But later when Deke is found stabbed to death, Penny doesn’t have to be told she’s managed to land herself IN DEEP VOODOO.


Praise for IN DEEP VOODOO:

“A satisfying tale of sex, love, and voodoo, I highly recommend this book as your guilty pleasure on the nightstand.”  —FreshFiction

“The intertwining of voodoo is quite intriguing, and the two main characters are wonderfully drawn.” —Romantic Times Book Reviews

“An engaging story and clever mystery, IN DEEP VOODOO is not to be missed.” —Romance Reviews Today

“Zany…a solid foundation for future books in the series.” —Publishers Weekly

If you like your mysteries brewed up with a lot of comedy and a little romance, IN DEEP VOODOO will hit the spot!

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—Other humorous romantic mysteries for you by bestselling author Stephanie Bond:

IN DEEP VOODOO—A woman stabs a voodoo doll of her ex and he winds up murdered!
PARTY CRASHERS—No invitation, no alibi...
TWO GUYS DETECTIVE AGENCY—Two sisters who are complete opposites take on a failing P.I. agency.

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