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MLA handbook for writers of research papers

Author: Joseph Gibaldi; Phyllis Franklin; Modern Language Association of America,
Publisher: New York : The Modern Language Association of America, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Fifth editionView all editions and formats
Summary:
The handbook takes readers through the research paper process step by step, and includes information on narrowing the topic, outlining, note taking, etc. Before dealing with such mechanics of writing as spelling, punctuation, and format, the manual covers the use of catalogs (online and paper), indexes, and databases in the library and offers a list of some standard print and electronic reference works. The sections  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Reference works
Handbooks and manuals
Handbooks, manuals, etc
Guides, manuels, etc
Manuales
handbooks
Handbooks
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph Gibaldi; Phyllis Franklin; Modern Language Association of America,
ISBN: 0873529758 9780873529754
OCLC Number: 40752209
Description: xviii, 332 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Foreword / Phyllis Franklin --
Chapter 1. Research and writing --
Chapter 2. Mechanics of writing --
Chapter 3. Format of the research paper --
Chapter 4. Documentation : preparing the list of works cited --
Chapter 5. Documentation : citing sources in the text --
Chapter 6. Abbreviations --
Appendix A. Selected reference works by field --
Appendix B. Other systems of documentation --
Sample pages of a research paper in MLA style --
Index.
Other Titles: Modern Language Association handbook for writers of research papers
Handbook for writers of research papers
Responsibility: Joseph Gibaldi.

Abstract:

The handbook takes readers through the research paper process step by step, and includes information on narrowing the topic, outlining, note taking, etc. Before dealing with such mechanics of writing as spelling, punctuation, and format, the manual covers the use of catalogs (online and paper), indexes, and databases in the library and offers a list of some standard print and electronic reference works. The sections on documentation in text and citations seem to include every type of source and possible variable. The work concludes with abbreviations for terms used in research, reference sources by subject, and some examples of other styles of documentation. Examples within each section are printed in a font different from the explanatory text, a feature that allows the user to easily find the appropriate format. Chapters are divided by subtopics with numeric denotation; an index makes topics easy to find.
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