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The Complete Idiot’s Guide™ to Writing Well by Laurie E. Rozakis

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Chapter 18. Seek and Ye Shall Find

Seek and Ye Shall Find

You've got your subject, you've narrowed it to a topic, and you've written your thesis statement. Now it's time to get the facts you need to prove your thesis. In this chapter, we play Dragnet and get the facts, ma'am.

All the information you need is available—but you have to know how to find and sort the treasures from the trash. Let's plunge right in by exploring the different reference sources available.

Basic Training

Before you even thumb through the card catalog or turn your computer ...

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