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MLA style manual and guide to scholarly publishing.

Author: Joseph Gibaldi
Publisher: New York : Modern Language Association of America, 2008.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
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Provides information on stylistic aspects of research papers, theses, and dissertations, including sections on writing fundamentals, MLA documentation style, and copyright law.
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Genre/Form: Handbooks and manuals
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MLA style manual and guide to scholarly publishing.
New York : Modern Language Association of America, 2008
(DLC) 2008002894
(OCoLC)191090459
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph Gibaldi
OCLC Number: 608911194
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xxiv, 336 pages)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Foreword / Domna C. Stanton --
Preface / David G. Nicholls --
1. Scholarly publishing --
Scholars and scholarly publishing --
Refereed and nonrefereed publications --
Deciding to submit a manuscript --
Placing a manuscript with a journal --
Scholarly journals --
Types of scholarly articles --
Selecting a journal --
Submitting a manuscript to a journal --
Evaluation of a manuscript --
Acceptance of a manuscript --
Placing a manuscript with a press --
Scholarly presses --
Types of scholarly books --
Selecting a press --
Submitting a prospectus for a book --
Submitting a manuscript to a press --
Evaluation of a manuscript --
Acceptance of a manuscript --
Production and publication --
Copyediting --
Proofreading --
Preparing an index --
Design --
Composition, printing, binding, electronic production --
Marketing --
Conclusion. 2. Legal issues in scholarly publishing --
Introduction --
Copyright --
Development of copyright law in the United States --
Subject matter of copyright --
Ownership of copyright --
Co-ownership of copyright --
Works made for hire --
Material objects --
Term of copyright --
Registration of copyright --
Copyright notice --
Renewal of copyright --
Rights of copyright owners --
Transfers and terminations --
Fair use of copyrighted works --
Requesting permission --
Damages for copyright infringement and attorney's fees --
International copyright --
Copyright and computer networks --
Publishing Contracts --
Books --
Journal articles and contributions to edited works --
Defamation --
Libel --
Opinion --
Truth as defense --
Actual malice --
Right of privacy --
Emergence of privacy law --
Unreasonable publicity of private life --
Publicity placing another in a false light --
Consent as defense --
Further guidance. 3. Basics of scholarly writing --
Audience, genre, and the conventions of scholarship --
Language and style --
Spelling --
Consistency and choice of spelling --
Word division --
Plurals --
Accents --
Umlauts --
Ligatures and other special characters --
Punctuation --
Purpose of punctuation --
Commas --
Semicolons --
Colons --
Dashes and parentheses --
Hyphens --
Apostrophes --
Quotation marks --
Square brackets --
Slashes --
Periods, question marks, and exclamation points --
Spacing after concluding punctuation marks --
Italics --
Words and letters referred to as words and letters --
Foreign words in an English text --
Emphasis --
Names of persons --
First and subsequent uses of names --
Titles of persons --
Names of authors and fictional characters --
Dutch and German names --
French names --
Greek names --
Hungarian names --
Italian names --
Russian names --
Spanish names --
Latin names --
Asian names --
Names in other languages --
Capitalization --
English --
French --
German --
Italian --
Portuguese --
Russian --
Spanish --
Latin --
Other languages --
Titles of works in the manuscript --
General guidelines --
Italicized titles --
Titles in quotation marks --
Titles and quotations within titles --
Exceptions --
Shortened titles --
Quotations --
Accuracy of quotations --
Prose --
Poetry --
Drama --
Ellipsis --
Other alterations of sources --
Punctuation with quotations --
Translations of quotations --
Numbers --
Arabic numerals --
Use of words or numerals --
Commas in numbers --
Percentages and amounts of money --
Dates and times of the day --
Inclusive numbers --
Roman numerals --
Romanization --
Further guidance. 4. Preparation of scholarly manuscripts --
Introduction --
Physical characteristics of the printed manuscript --
Divisions of the text --
Margins --
Text formatting --
Title and author's name --
Page numbers --
Tables and illustrations --
Paper and printing --
Corrections and revisions --
Binding --
Manuscripts for publication --
5. Preparation of theses and dissertations --
Student works as professional documents --
Prescribed guidelines --
Selecting a topic --
Preparing a prospectus --
Special format requirements --
Theses and dissertations as published works --
Divisions of the text --
Page numbers --
Margins --
Spacing --
Binding of print copies --
Submission of electronic files --
Publishing the dissertation through ProQuest --
Terms of agreement --
Abstract --
Copyright --
Permissions. 6. Documentation : preparing the list of works cited --
The purposes of documentation --
Documentation and ethics --
MLA style --
The list of works cited --
Introduction --
Placement of the list of works cited --
Arrangement of entries --
Two or more works by the same author --
Two or more works by the same authors --
Cross-references --
Citing periodical print publications --
Introduction --
An article in a scholarly journal --
An article in a scholarly journal that uses only issue numbers --
An article in a scholarly journal with more than one series --
An article in a newspaper --
An article in a magazine --
A review --
An abstract in an abstracts journal --
An anonymous article --
An editorial --
A letter to the editor --
A serialized article --
A special issue --
Citing nonperiodical print publications --
Introduction --
A book by a single author --
An anthology or a compilation --
A book by two or more authors --
A book by a corporate author --
A work in an anthology --
An article in a reference book --
An introduction, a preface, a foreword, or an afterword --
An anonymous book --
A scholarly edition --
A translation ; An illustrated book or a graphic narrative. A book published in a second or subsequent edition --
A multivolume work --
A book in a series --
A republished book or journal issue --
A publisher's imprint --
A book with multiple publishers --
A brochure, pamphlet, or press release --
A government publication --
The published proceedings of a conference --
A book in a language other than English --
A book published before 1900 --
A book without stated publication --
Information or pagination --
An unpublished dissertation --
A published dissertation --
Citing web publications --
Introduction --
A nonperiodical publication --
A scholarly journal --
A periodical publication in an online database --
Citing additional common sources --
A television or radio broadcast --
A sound recording --
A film or a video recording --
A performance --
A musical score --
A work of visual art --
An interview --
A map or chart --
A cartoon or comic strip --
An advertisement --
A lecture, a speech, an address, or a reading --
A manuscript or typescript --
A letter, a memo, or an e-mail message --
A legal source --
An article in a microform collection of articles --
An article reprinted in a loose-leaf collection of articles --
A publication on CD-ROM or DVD-ROM --
A digital file --
A work in more than one publication medium. 7. Documentation : citing sources in the text --
Parenthetical documentation and the list of works cited --
Information required in parenthetical documentation --
Readability --
Sample references --
Citing an entire work, including a work with no page numbers --
Citing part of a work --
Citing volume and page numbers of a multivolume work --
Citing a work listed by title --
Citing a work by a corporate author --
Citing two or more works by the same author or authors --
Citing indirect sources --
Citing common literature --
Citing more than one work in a single parenthetical reference --
Citing a book with signatures and no page numbers --
Using notes with parenthetical documentation --
Content notes --
Bibliographic notes. 8. Abbreviations --
Introduction --
Time designations --
Geographic names --
Common scholarly abbreviations and reference words --
Publishers' names --
Titles of works --
Bible --
Works by Shakespeare --
Works by Chaucer --
Other works --
Names of languages --
Proofreading symbols --
Symbols used in the text --
Symbols used in the margin --
Sample marked proof --
Appendix : Specialized style manuals --
Sources of Examples in 3.4-5 --
Index.

Abstract:

Reorganised and revised, the third edition of the MLA Style Manual offers complete, up-to-date guidance on writing scholarly texts, documenting research sources, submitting manuscripts to publishers,  Read more...

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