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The Rowman & Littlefield guide to writing with sources

Author: James P Davis
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, [2012] ©2012
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Fourth editionView all editions and formats
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Offers a thorough discussion of plagiarism and the proper use of sources. This edition incorporates revisions to MLA, CSE, and CMS styles and the lexicon of electronic materials. This handbook helps writers of all levels to assess, quote, cite, and present information from a variety of sources, including electronic and internet sources. It features samples of writing and style sheets, as well as a checklist for  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Handbooks and manuals
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James P Davis
ISBN: 9781442205697 1442205695 9781442205703 1442205709
OCLC Number: 756377694
Description: x, 99 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: The challenges of academic writing in the age of misinformation --
(Questions of authorship and authority --
Evaluating sources and entering the dialogue --
Decisions to make --
Plagiarism --
Popular style manuals --
Elements required in a citation) --
When do you need to acknowledge a source? --
(Material from classroom discussion --
Common knowledge --
Using textbooks as sources --
Using sources in class presentations) --
When should you paraphrase and when should you quote? --
How should you paraphrase information from a source? --
(Selecting information from your source --
Giving credit to your source --
The importance of accuracy in paraphrasing) --
How should you quote material from a source? --
(How much to quote --
How to present a quotation --
How to show additions and deletions in a quotation --
Writing about literature) --
How should you punctuate quotations? --
(Introducing a quotation --
Ending a quotation --
Presenting quotations within quotations --
Punctuating titles --
Quoting poetry --
Quotation marks and other punctuation) --
How should you select and cite electronic and internet sources? --
(Source reliability: a sample topic --
Citing internet websites --
Other electronic sources) --
A further note about style manuals --
Revision checklist for quoting and paraphrasing --
Appendix: Internet resources.
Other Titles: Rowman and Littlefield guide to writing with sources
Responsibility: James P. Davis.

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Offers a thorough discussion of plagiarism and the proper use of sources. This edition incorporates revisions to MLA, CSE, and CMS styles and the lexicon of electronic materials. This handbook helps writers of all levels to assess, quote, cite, and present information from a variety of sources, including electronic and internet sources. It features samples of writing and style sheets, as well as a checklist for quoting and paraphrasing, to help strengthen writing in any field. --From publisher description.

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