• ISBN-10: 0-312-67512-7
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-312-67512-7
  • Spiral Bound , 496 pages

Fourth Edition   ©2012

The Bedford Researcher

Mike Palmquist , Colorado State University  

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The research writer’s survival guide

Tech-savvy and student-friendly, The Bedford Researcher addresses the kinds of writing students actually do and the kinds of sources they actually use, from multimodal projects and oral presentations to Web sites and digital databases. The Bedford Researcher strips away the complexities of research writing and offers the practical help students need to write with confidence while integrating electronic sources and tools into each stage of the process. The new fourth edition strengthens students’ grasp of the arguments at the core of their sources, helping them navigate the world of academic research writing.
Order Smart Search Tutorials packaged with The Bedford Researcher, Fourth Edition using ISBN-13: 978-1-4576-3168-9.

“Here’s what I like best about Palmquist’s book: it’s simple, direct, organized, useful, practical, and affordable. This is a book students will use long after they finish their freshman composition courses. It’s a survival handbook for the rocky terrain of academic research writing…. With The Bedford Researcher, my students only need one book.”
—Andrew Scott, Ball State University