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MLA handbook for writers of research papers.

Contributor(s): Gibaldi, Joseph, 1942- | Modern Language Association of America.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Modern Language Association of America, 2009Edition: 7th ed.Description: xxi, 292 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.ISBN: 9781603290241 (pbk. : alk. paper); 1603290249 (pbk. : alk. paper); 9781603290258 (large print : pbk. : alk. paper); 1603290257 (large print : pbk. : alk. paper).Other title: Handbook for writers of research papers.Subject(s): Report writing -- Handbooks, manuals, etc | Research -- Handbooks, manuals, etc
Partial 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. Guides 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 -- Index.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 258-260) and index.

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. Guides 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 -- Index.

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