Wells Research Terms 2013
Students need a working knowledge terms related to research and informational texts.
Terms in this set (63)
uniform resource locator, also called a web address
text that tells a first-hand account of an event; original works used when researching (letters, journals)
Text and/or artifacts that are not original, but written from something original (biographies, magazine articles, research papers).
An accepted format used for citing sources and established by Modern Language Association.
APA format and Chicago style
From the American Psychological Association. Format for writing scholarly papers in nursing, with a specific method to cite and list references. Chicago Style is the format used by the Chicago Press
a publication that appears at fixed intervals such as newspapers, magazines
top-level domain reserved for the government community
top-level domain reserved for the education community, typically higher education
unrestricted top-level domain typically used by the commercial community
unrestricted top-level domain typically used by non-profit organizations or organizations of a non-commercial character
taking credit for someone else's writing or ideas
Protection giving the owner the exclusive right to reproduce or distribute copies of his or her own work.
for Works Cited; begin 1st line on the margin and indent 2nd and subsequent lines
words at the top of a dictionary page to indicate the first and last words on the page
The word by which an entry is arranged in the catalog, usually the first word (other than the article) of the heading
the written list of all the sources used in a report or book
Reference book with helpful facts and figures
an alphabetical listing of names and topics along with page numbers where they are discussed
table of contents
A table or list of topics in a book (chapters or articles) showing their order and the place where they maybe found.
An additional piece of info the author provides at the bottom of the page(End notes are found at the end of the chapter or main body of text)
Words with opposite meanings
The dictionary definition of a word
All the meanings, associations, or emotions that a word suggests
a collection of organized data that allows access, retrieval, and use of data
a person responsible for the editorial aspects of publication, the person who determines the final content of a book or periodical
Explanatory notes added to a text to explain, cite sources, or give bibliographical data.
1. in writing, a reference to the source information in the work [noun]
cite[verb]-the act of referencing a source(a.k.a. documentation/document)
to restate in other words
quotations contained within the body of a text
a comment that interrupts the immediate subject, often to qualify or explain
a computer program that retrieves documents or files or data from a database or from a computer network (especially from the internet)
Fair use guidelines
policies that specify limitations in the use of copyrighted materials for educational purposes
Online Public Access Catalog-An electronic card catalog
Word formed from the first letter of each word in a series EX: OPAC
pattern of organization
how a writer arranges ideas and information. Types include: cause and effect, chronological order, compare and contrast, classification, and problem/solution
Cause and effect CUE words
so, because, causes of, this led to, consequnce, resulting in, if, then
Chronological CUE words
not long after, from that point, next, at the same time, before
Compare and contrast CUE words
silmilarly, unlike, on the other hand, both, however, neither, in comparison to, likewise
Spatial CUE words
based on the topic but words that indicate the location of things in relation to one another.
EX: surrounding, in the midst of, adjacent to, parallel, beside, above, etc
Illustration CUE words
looks like, for instance, as an example
advantage/disadvantage CUE words
pro, con, in favor of,against, advocates, opposes, positive, negative, confirm, deny,
Problem solution CUE words
problem, issue, dilemma, quandary, solution, answer, resolution, resolve, solve, answer with
Sequential CUE words
process words like first, second, then, meanwhile
prejudice or predisposition toward one side of a subject or issue
an article in a newspaper or magazine giving opinions or perspectives
propaganda technique that uses statements that sound good but are meaningless , new and improved
a weak or sham argument set up to be easily refuted
one who takes the blame for others
false reasoning that occurs when someone attempts to persuade without adequate evidence or with arguments that are irrelevant or inappropriate
presenting a large amount of facts on only one side of an issue or product in order to persuade
Ideas spread to influence public opinion for or against a cause.
propaganda technique when qualitities or ideas are connected to an object or person for the purpose of suggesting the two share those qualitites whether it is true or not
Works Cited Page
The alphabetized listing of the sources used in the research.
undistorted by emotion or personal bias
influenced by personal opinion, biased
a belief or statement taken for granted without proof
opposition between two conflicting forces or ideas
the direct opposite, a sharp contrast
(n) connected with the issue under consideration.
trusted and truthful
A list of the sources used for research and a one paragraph summary of each source
misleading or grossly exaggerated report; sales talk