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Research Virtuoso, The

How to Find Anything You Need to Know

by (author) Toronto Public Library

illustrated by Victor Gad

Annick Press
Initial publish date
Mar 2012
  • eBook

    Publish Date
    Mar 2012
    List Price

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 15 to 18
  • Grade: 12


Armed with this lively guidebook, students will be ready to face the often daunting prospect of conducting serious research in the information age. Fully revised, The Research Virtuoso covers all aspects of research: how to decide on a topic, take notes, skim material, evaluate which sources (especially those on the Internet) are most reliable, organize information, and create a bibliography. Readers will also learn how to access a treasure trove of sources they may never have known existed, such as special collections and private libraries. The Research Virtuoso goes on to show how effective research skills will help students succeed not only at school, but also in life: when considering a company to work for or purchasing anything from electronics to a house. Charts, lists, diagrams, and Grab & Go templates clarify and expand the text. An essential tool for every student!

About the authors

The Research Virtuoso was developed by a team of experts within the Toronto Public Library team. The contributors have extensive backgrounds as educators, librarians, and authors of award-winning publications on research.

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Victor Gad’s illustrations have appeared in major newspapers and many other publications in the USA, Canada, and Europe. He lives in Toronto, Ontario.

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Editorial Reviews

“It is hard to imagine a more comprehensive guide to doing research than this one.”

Canadian Children’s Book News, 04/12

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