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MLA handbook for writers of research papers

Author: Joseph Gibaldi; Walter S Achtert; Modern Language Association of America.
Publisher: New York : Modern Language Association of America, 1984.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
Summary:
This book describes a set of conventions governing the written presentation of research. The recommendations on the mechanics and format of the research paper reflect the practices recommended by the MLA and required by college teachers throughout the United States and Canada. Questions of writing style--choice of words, sentence structure, tone, and so on-- are covered in other guides, such as those listed in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Handbooks and manuals
Handbooks, manuals, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph Gibaldi; Walter S Achtert; Modern Language Association of America.
ISBN: 0873521323 9780873521321
OCLC Number: 10799188
Notes: Revised edition of: MLA handbook for writers of research papers, theses, and dissertations. 1st ed. 1977.
Includes index.
Description: vii, 221 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Foreword / Phyllis Franklin --
Research and writing --
The research paper as a form of exploration --
The research paper as a form of writing --
Selecting a topic --
Conducting research --
The modern academic library --
The central information system --
Reference works --
The online catalog of library holdings --
Other library resources and services --
Internet sources --
Compiling a working bibliography --
Evaluating sources --
Authorship and authority --
Accuracy and verifiability --
Currency --
Taking notes --
Plagiarism --
Outlining --
Working outline --
Thesis statement --
Final outline --
Writing drafts --
Language and style --
Guides to writing --
The mechanics of writing --
Spelling --
Consistency --
Word division --
Plurals --
Foreign words --
Punctuation --
The purpose of punctuation --
Commas --
Semicolons --
Colons --
Dashes and parentheses --
Hyphens --
Apostrophes --
Quotation marks --
Square brackets --
Slashes --
Periods, Question Marks, and Exclamation Points --
Italics (Underlining) --
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 --
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 --
Titles of works in the research paper --
Capitalization and punctuation --
Underlined titles.
Other Titles: M.L.A. handbook for writers of research papers.
Responsibility: Joseph Gibaldi, Walter S. Achtert.

Abstract:

This book describes a set of conventions governing the written presentation of research. The recommendations on the mechanics and format of the research paper reflect the practices recommended by the MLA and required by college teachers throughout the United States and Canada. Questions of writing style--choice of words, sentence structure, tone, and so on-- are covered in other guides, such as those listed in section 1.9 and are not considered here.

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