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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, 1988.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
Summary:
A set of conventions governing the written presentation of research papers. Also serves as a teaching tool or a classroom text.
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Genre/Form: Handbook
Handbooks and manuals
Handbooks, manuals, etc
Guides, manuels, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph Gibaldi; Walter S Achtert; Modern Language Association of America.
ISBN: 0873523792 9780873523790 0873521323 9780873521321
OCLC Number: 17548889
Description: vii, 248 pages : illustrations ; 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.
Responsibility: Joseph Gibaldi, Walter S. Achtert.

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A set of conventions governing the written presentation of research papers. Also serves as a teaching tool or a classroom text.
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