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MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers

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Widely adopted by universities, colleges, and secondary schools, the MLA Handbook gives step-by-step advice on every aspect of writing research papers, from selecting a topic to submitting the completed paper. For over half a century, the MLA Handbook is the guide millions of writers have relied on. The seventh edition is a comprehensive, up-to-date guide to research and writing in the online environment. It provides an authoritative update of MLA documentation style for use in student writing, including simplified guidelines for citing works published on the Web and new recommendations for citing several kinds of works, such as digital files and graphic narratives.
Title: MLA handbook for writers of research papers
Publisher: New York : Modern Language Association of America, 2009
Edition: 7th ed
Characteristics: xxi, 292 p. :,ill. ;,23 cm
Notes: Prev. ed. entered under: Gibaldi, Joseph, 1942-
Contents: Foreword / Rosemary G. Feal
Preface / David B. Nicholls
Note on the Web component
1. Research and writing
1.1. The research paper as a form of exploration
1.2. The research paper as a from of communication
1.3. Selecting a topic
1.4. Conducting research
1.5. Compiling a working bibliography
1.6. Evaluating sources
1.7. Taking notes
1.8. Outlining
1.9. Writing drafts
1.10. Language and style
2. Plagiarism and academic integrity
2.1. Definition of plagiarism
2.2. Consequence of plagiarism
2.3. Information sharing today
2.4. Unintentional plagiarism
2.5. Forms of plagiarism
2.6. When documentation is not needed
2.7. Related issues
2.8. Summing up
3. The mechanics of writing
3.1. Spelling
3.2. Punctuation
3.3. Italics
3.4. Names of persons
3.5. Numbers
3.6. Titles of works in the research paper
3.7. Quotations
3.8. Capitalization and personal names in languages
4. The format of the research paper
4.1. Margins
4.2. Text formatting
4.3. Heading and title
4.4. Page numbers
4.5. Tables and illustrations
4.6. Paper and printing
4.7. Corrections and insertions
4.8. Binding
4.9. Electronic submission
5. Documentation : preparing the list of works cited
5.1. Documenting sources
5.2. MLA style
5.3. The list of works cited
5.4. Citing periodical print publications
5.5. Citing nonperiodical print publications
5.6. Citing Web publications
5.7. Citing additional common sources
5.8. A work in more than one publication medium
6. Documentation : citing sources in the text
6.1. Parenthetical documentation and the list of works cited
6.2. Information required in parenthetical documentation
6.3. Readability
6.4. Sample references
6.5. Using notes with parenthetical documentation
7. Abbreviations
7.1. Introduction
7.2. Time designations
7.3. Geographic names
7.4. Common scholarly abbreviations and reference words
7.5. Publishers' names
7.6. Symbols and abbreviations used in proofreading and correction
7.7. Titles of works
Appendix A. Guide to writing
A.1. Introduction
A.2. Dictionaries of usage
A.3. Guides to nondiscriminatory language
A.4. Books on style
Appendix B. Specialized style manuals
ISBN: 1603290249
Branch Call Number: 808.027 M685h 2009
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Headings: Research Handbooks, manuals, etc Report writing Handbooks, manuals, etc
Topical Term: Research
Report writing
LCCN: 2008047484
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The basic MLA style guide, great for high school and undergraduate students.

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Dec 11, 2010
  • brianne123 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I'm in the professional writing program at MacEwan and this was really handy when I was writing research papers.


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