The Research Virtuoso: Brilliant Methods for Normal Brains
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The Research Virtuoso: Brilliant Methods for Normal Brains

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""I keep this book beside my computer all the time. It's astonishing how often I rely on it to guide me in making efficient, accurate research inquiries." - Bruce, Lawyer"

""I thought I knew my way around a search engine, but the tips in here improved my research strategies ten times over." - Rachel, college student"

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Paperback, 87 pages
Published April 1st 2006 by Annick Press
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Eustacia Tan
Ok, I admit it. I'm terrible at research. When I was in IB, I spent so much time researching, only to end up chasing dead ends. The one example that sticks clearly in my mind is about my Business and Management (BM) research paper. I spend more than an afternoon merely looking for Malaysia's crime statistics. In the end, all I found were the statistics for one year, more than 5 years ago. Hopes of interpolating and finding a trend was dashed, and I ended up relying a lot on interviews.

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THE RESEARCH VIRTUOSO (Annick Press) would be an excellent addition to high school, community college, or public libraries. Even younger students may find much to learn here. Home schooling parents may also find it of interest, as will educators leading summer study programs. I might also recommend this book to library patrons engaged in independent scholarship or geneaological research because of the chapter "using People as Resources: Tips for Personal Interviews". While some online tools (End...more
This is a book that I wish I read the summer before starting university! It provides you with straightforward research tips for essay writing which will prove invaluable to all students! What is most amazing about this book though is all of the annotated resources talked about in it. Although it was written for the student, I think it will be even more valuable to librarians as it points to so many amazing ready reference virtual resources that I didn't learn about in library school! Also, being...more

It's awesome to read a published book about research and realize that I am teaching my high school juniors the exact same things the boom recommends for freshman college students. This is a great reference book for any new college student - especially if I am not their librarian/English teacher!
Teresa Garrett
This is a complete curriculum to teach research skills. It covered bricks and mortar libraries and the expertise of librarians along with Internet research. The book was very thorough. This book is a must have anywhere research is taught.
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