MLA handbook for writers of research papers

Title
MLA handbook for writers of research papers.
Format
Book
Edition
7th ed.
Published
New York : Modern Language Association of America, 2009.
Description
xxi, 292 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
URL
http://bvbr.bib-bvb.de:8991/F?func=service&doc_library=BVB01&doc_number=017163088&line_number=0001&func_code=DB_RECORDS&service_type=MEDIA (Inhaltsverzeichnis)
http://bvbr.bib-bvb.de:8991/F?func=service&doc_library=BVB01&doc_number=017163088&line_number=0002&func_code=DB_RECORDS&service_type=MEDIA (Klappentext)
Other contributors
Gibaldi, Joseph, 1942- MLA handbook for writers of research papers.
Modern Language Association of America.
Portion of title
Handbook for writers of research papers
Notes
Prev. ed. entered under: Gibaldi, Joseph, 1942-
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents
pt. 1: Research and writing -- 1-1: Research paper as a form of exploration -- 1-2: Research paper as a form of communication -- 1-3: Selecting a topic -- 1-3-1: Freedom of choice -- 1-3-2: Finding an appropriate focus -- 1-3-3: Summing up -- 1-4: Conducting research -- 1-4-1: Modern academic library -- 1-4-2: Library research sources -- 1-4-3: Central information system -- 1-4-4: Reference works -- 1-4-5: Online catalog of library holdings -- 1-4-6: Full-text databases -- 1-4-7: Other library resources and services -- 1-4-8: Web sources -- 1-4-9: Summing up -- 1-5: Compiling a working bibliography -- 1-5-1: Keeping track of sources -- 1-5-2: Creating a computer file for the working bibliography -- 1-5-3: Recording essential publication information -- 1-5-4: Noting other useful information -- 1-5-5: Verifying publication information -- 1-5-6: Converting the working bibliography to the works-cited list -- 1-5-7: Summing up -- 1-6: Evaluating sources -- 1-6-1: Authority -- 1-6-2: Accuracy and verifiability -- 1-6-3: Currency -- 1-6-4: Summing up -- 1-7: Taking notes -- 1-7-1: Methods of note-taking -- 1-7-2: Types of note-taking -- 1-7-3: Recording page or reference numbers -- 1-7-4: Using a computer for note-taking -- 1-7-5: Amount and accuracy of note-taking -- 1-7-6: Summing up -- 1-8: Outlining -- 1-8-1: Working outline -- 1-8-2: Thesis statement -- 1-8-3: Final outline -- 1-8-4: Summing up -- 1-9: Writing drafts -- 1-9-1: First draft -- 1-9-2: Subsequent drafts -- 1-9-3: Writing with a word processor -- 1-9-4: Final draft and the research project portfolio -- 1-9-5: Summing up -- 1-10: Language and style.
pt. 2: Plagiarism and academic integrity -- 2-1: Definition of plagiarism -- 2-2: Consequences 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 -- 2-7-1: Reusing a research paper -- 2-7-2: Collaborative work -- 2-7-3: Research on human subjects -- 2-7-4: Copyright infringement -- 2-8: Summing up -- pt. 3: Mechanics of writing -- 3-1: Spelling -- 3-1-1: Consistency -- 3-1-2: Word division -- 3-1-3: Plurals -- 3-1-4: Foreign words -- 3-2: Punctuation -- 3-2-1: Purpose of punctuation -- 3-2-2: Commas -- 3-2-3: Semicolons -- 3-2-4: Colons -- 3-2-5: Dashes and parentheses -- 3-2-6: Hyphens -- 3-2-7: Apostrophes -- 3-2-8: Quotation marks -- 3-2-9: Square brackets -- 3-2-10: Slashes -- 3-2-11: Periods, question marks, and exclamation points -- 3-2-12: Spacing after concluding punctuation marks -- 3-3: Italics -- 3-3-1: Words and letters referred to as words and letters -- 3-3-2: Foreign words in an English text -- 3-3-3: Emphasis -- 3-4: Names of persons -- 3-4-1: First and subsequent uses of names -- 3-4-2: Titles of persons -- 3-4-3: Names of authors and fictional characters -- 3-5: Numbers -- 3-5-1: Arabic numerals -- 3-5-2: Use of words or numerals -- 3-5-3: Commas in numbers -- 3-5-4: Percentages and amounts of money -- 3-5-5: Dates and times of the day -- 3-5-6: Inclusive numbers -- 3-5-7: Roman numerals -- 3-6: Titles of works in the research paper -- 3-6-1: Capitalization and punctuation -- 3-6-2: Italicized titles -- 3-6-3: Titles in quotation marks -- 3-6-4: Titles and quotations within titles -- 3-6-5: Exceptions -- 3-6-6: Shortened titles -- 3-7: Quotations -- 3-7-1: Use and accuracy of quotations -- 3-7-2: Prose -- 3-7-3: Poetry -- 3-7-4: Drama -- 3-7-5: Ellipsis -- 3-7-6: Other alterations of sources -- 3-7-7: Punctuation with quotations -- 3-7-8: Translations of quotations -- 3-8: Capitalization and personal names in languages other than English -- 3-8-1: French -- 3-8-2: German -- 3-8-3: Italian -- 3-8-4: Spanish -- 3-8-5: Latin.
pt. 4: 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 -- pt. 5: Documentation: preparing the list of works cited -- 5-1: Documenting sources -- 5-2: MLA style -- 5-3: List of works cited -- 5-3-1: Introduction -- 5-3-2: Placement of the list of works cited -- 5-3-3: Arrangement of entries -- 5-3-4: Two or more works by the same author -- 5-3-5: Two or more works by the same authors -- 5-3-6: Cross-references -- 5-4: Citing periodical print publications -- 5-4-1: Introduction -- 5-4-2: Article in a scholarly journal -- 5-4-3: Article in a scholarly journal that uses only issue numbers -- 5-4-4: Article in a scholarly journal with more than one series -- 5-4-5: Article in a newspaper -- 5-4-6: Article in a magazine -- 5-4-7: Review -- 5-4-8: Abstract in an abstracts journal -- 5-4-9: Anonymous article -- 5-4-10: Editorial -- 5-4-11: Letter to the editor -- 5-4-12: Serialized article -- 5-4-13: Special issue -- 5-5: Citing nonperiodical print publications -- 5-5-1: Introduction -- 5-5-2: Book by a single author -- 5-5-3: Anthology or a compilation -- 5-5-4: Book by two or more authors -- 5-5-5: Book by a corporate author -- 5-5-6: Work in an anthology -- 5-5-7: Article in a reference book -- 5-5-8: Introduction, a preface, a foreword, or an afterword -- 5-5-9: Anonymous book -- 5-5-10: Scholarly edition -- 5-5-11: Translation -- 5-5-12: Illustrated book or a graphic narrative -- 5-5-13: Book published in a second or subsequent edition -- 5-5-14: Multivolume work -- 5-5-15: Book in a series -- 5-5-16: Republished book or journal issue -- 5-5-17: Publisher's imprint -- 5-5-18: Book with multiple publishers -- 5-5-19: Brochure, pamphlet, or press release -- 5-5-20: Government publication -- 5-5-21: Published proceedings of a conference -- 5-5-22: Book in a language other than English -- 5-5-23: Book published before 1900 -- 5-5-24: Book without stated publication information or pagination -- 5-5-25: Unpublished dissertation -- 5-5-26: Published dissertation -- 5-6: Citing Web publications -- 5-6-1: Introduction -- 5-6-2: Nonperiodical publication -- 5-6-3: Scholarly journal -- 5-6-4: Periodical publication in an online database -- 5-7: Citing additional common sources -- 5-7-1: Television or radio broadcast -- 5-7-2: Sound recording -- 5-7-3: Film or a video recording -- 5-7-4: Performance -- 5-7-5: Musical score or libretto -- 5-7-6: Work of visual art -- 5-7-7: Interview -- 5-7-8: Map or chart -- 5-7-9: Cartoon or comic strip -- 5-7-10: Advertisement -- 5-7-11: Lecture, a speech, an address, or a reading -- 5-7-12: Manuscript or typescript -- 5-7-13: Letter, a memo, or an e-mail message -- 5-7-14: Legal source -- 5-7-15: Article in a microform collection of articles -- 5-7-16: Article reprinted in a loose-leaf collection of articles -- 5-7-17: Publication on CD-ROM or DVD-ROM -- 5-7-18: Digital file -- 5-8: Work in more than one publication medium.
pt. 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 -- 6-4-1: Citing an entire work, including a work with no page numbers -- 6-4-2: Citing part of a work -- 6-4-3: Citing volume and page numbers of a multivolume work -- 6-4-4: Citing a work listed by title -- 6-4-5: Citing a work by a corporate author -- 6-4-6: Citing two or more works by the same author or authors -- 6-4-7: Citing indirect sources -- 6-4-8: Citing common literature -- 6-4-9: Citing more than one work in a single parenthetical reference -- 6-5: Using notes with parenthetical documentation -- 6-5-1: Content notes -- 6-5-2: Bibliographic notes -- pt. 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 -- 7-6-1: Selected proofreading symbols -- 7-6-2: Common correction symbols and abbreviations -- 7-7: Titles of works -- 7-7-1: Bible -- 7-7-2: Works by Shakespeare -- 7-7-3: Works by Chaucer -- 7-7-4: Other 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.
Summary
The MLA Handbook is published by the Modern Language Association, the authority on MLA documentation style. Widely adopted in high schools, colleges, and publishing houses, the MLA Handbook treats every aspect of research writing, from selecting a topic to submitting the completed paper. The seventh edition is a comprehensive, up-to-date guide to research and writing in the online environment. It provides an authoritative account 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.--From the publisher.
Subject headings
Report writing--Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Research--Handbooks, manuals, etc.
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ISBN
9781603290241 (pbk. : alk. paper)
1603290249 (pbk. : alk. paper)
9781603290258 (large print : pbk. : alk. paper)
1603290257 (large print : pbk. : alk. paper)

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