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MLA handbook for writers of research papers

Joseph Gibaldi. [ Gibaldi, Joseph, 1942- ]
Book, Print in English , 1999
Format:
Published:
  • New York : Modern Language Association of America, 1999.
Edition:
  • 5th ed.
ISBN:
  • 0873529758 (paper)
Subjects:
Contents:
  • Foreword / Phyllis Franklin
  • Chapter 1. Research and Writing
  • 1.1.. Research Paper as a Form of Exploration
  • 1.2.. Research Paper as a Form of Writing
  • 1.3.. Selecting a Topic
  • 1.4.. Conducting Research
  • 1.4.1.. Modern Academic Library
  • 1.4.2.. Central Information System
  • 1.4.3.. Reference Works
  • 1.4.4.. Online Catalog of Library Holdings
  • 1.4.5.. Other Library Resources and Services
  • 1.4.6.. Internet Sources
  • 1.5.. Compiling a Working Bibliography
  • 1.6.. Evaluating Sources
  • 1.6.1.. Authorship and Authority
  • 1.6.2.. Accuracy and Verifiability
  • 1.6.3.. Currency
  • 1.7.. Taking Notes
  • 1.8.. Plagiarism
  • 1.9.. Outlining
  • 1.9.1.. Working Outline
  • 1.9.2.. Thesis Statement
  • 1.9.3.. Final Outline
  • 1.10.. Writing Drafts
  • 1.11.. Language and Style
  • 1.12.. Guides to Writing
  • Chapter 2. Mechanics of Writing
  • 2.1.. Spelling
  • 2.1.1.. Consistency
  • 2.1.2.. Word Division
  • 2.1.3.. Plurals
  • 2.1.4.. Foreign Words
  • 2.2.. Punctuation
  • 2.2.1.. Purpose of Punctuation
  • 2.2.2.. Commas
  • 2.2.3.. Semicolons
  • 2.2.4.. Colons
  • 2.2.5.. Dashes and Parentheses
  • 2.2.6.. Hyphens
  • 2.2.7.. Apostrophes
  • 2.2.8.. Quotation Marks
  • 2.2.9.. Square Brackets
  • 2.2.10.. Slashes
  • 2.2.11.. Periods, Question Marks, and Exclamation Points
  • 2.3.. Italics (Underlining)
  • 2.3.1.. Words and Letters Referred to as Words and Letters
  • 2.3.2.. Foreign Words in an English Text
  • 2.3.3.. Emphasis
  • 2.4.. Names of Persons
  • 2.4.1.. First and Subsequent Uses of Names
  • 2.4.2.. Titles of Persons
  • 2.4.3.. Names of Authors and Fictional Characters
  • 2.5.. Numbers
  • 2.5.1.. Arabic Numerals
  • 2.5.2.. Use of Words or Numerals
  • 2.5.3.. Commas in Numbers
  • 2.5.4.. Percentages and Amounts of Money
  • 2.5.5.. Dates and Times of the Day
  • 2.5.6.. Inclusive Numbers
  • 2.5.7.. Roman Numerals
  • 2.6.. Titles of Works in the Research Paper
  • 2.6.1.. Capitalization and Punctuation
  • 2.6.2.. Underlined Titles
  • 2.6.3.. Titles in Quotation Marks
  • 2.6.4.. Titles and Quotations within Titles
  • 2.6.5.. Exceptions
  • 2.6.6.. Shortened Titles
  • 2.7.. Quotations
  • 2.7.1.. Use and Accuracy of Quotations
  • 2.7.2.. Prose
  • 2.7.3.. Poetry
  • 2.7.4.. Drama
  • 2.7.5.. Ellipsis
  • 2.7.6.. Other Alterations of Sources
  • 2.7.7.. Punctuation with Quotations
  • 2.7.8.. Translations of Quotations
  • 2.8.. Capitalization and Personal Names in Languages Other Than English
  • 2.8.1.. French
  • 2.8.2.. German
  • 2.8.3.. Italian
  • 2.8.4.. Spanish
  • 2.8.5.. Latin
  • Chapter 3. Format of the Research Paper
  • 3.1.. Printing or Typing
  • 3.2.. Paper
  • 3.3.. Margins
  • 3.4.. Spacing
  • 3.5.. Heading and Title
  • 3.6.. Page Numbers
  • 3.7.. Tables and Illustrations
  • 3.8.. Corrections and Insertions
  • 3.9.. Binding
  • 3.10.. Electronic Submission
  • Chapter 4. Documentation: Preparing the List of Works Cited
  • 4.1.. Documenting Sources
  • 4.2.. MLA Style
  • 4.3.. List of Works Cited and Other Source Lists
  • 4.4.. Placement of the List of Works Cited
  • 4.5.. Arrangement of Entries
  • 4.6.. Citing Books and Other Nonperiodical Publications
  • 4.6.1.. Basic Entry: A Book by a Single Author
  • 4.6.2.. Anthology or a Compilation
  • 4.6.3.. Two or More Books by the Same Author
  • 4.6.4.. Book by Two or More Authors
  • 4.6.5.. Two or More Books by the Same Authors
  • 4.6.6.. Book by a Corporate Author
  • 4.6.7.. Work in an Anthology
  • 4.6.8.. Article in a Reference Book
  • 4.6.9.. Introduction, a Preface, a Foreword, or an Afterword
  • 4.6.10.. Cross-References
  • 4.6.11.. Anonymous Book
  • 4.6.12.. Edition
  • 4.6.13.. Translation
  • 4.6.14.. Book Published in a Second or Subsequent Edition
  • 4.6.15.. Multivolume Work
  • 4.6.16.. Book in a Series
  • 4.6.17.. Republished Book
  • 4.6.18.. Publisher's Imprint
  • 4.6.19.. Book with Multiple Publishers
  • 4.6.20.. Pamphlet
  • 4.6.21.. Government Publication
  • 4.6.22.. Published Proceedings of a Conference
  • 4.6.23.. Book in a Language Other Than English
  • 4.6.24.. Book Published before 1900
  • 4.6.25.. Book without Stated Publication Information or Pagination
  • 4.6.26.. Unpublished Dissertation
  • 4.6.27.. Published Dissertation
  • 4.7.. Citing Articles and Other Publications in Periodicals
  • 4.7.1.. Basic Entry: An Article in a Scholarly Journal with Continuous Pagination
  • 4.7.2.. Article in a Scholarly Journal That Pages Each Issue Separately
  • 4.7.3.. Article in a Scholarly Journal That Uses Only Issue Numbers
  • 4.7.4.. Article in a Scholarly Journal with More Than One Series
  • 4.7.5.. Article in a Newspaper
  • 4.7.6.. Article in a Magazine
  • 4.7.7.. Review
  • 4.7.8.. Abstract in an Abstracts Journal
  • 4.7.9.. Anonymous Article
  • 4.7.10.. Editorial
  • 4.7.11.. Letter to the Editor
  • 4.7.12.. Serialized Article
  • 4.7.13.. Special Issue
  • 4.7.14.. Article in a Microform Collection of Articles
  • 4.7.15.. Article Reprinted in a Loose-Leaf Collection of Articles
  • 4.8.. Citing Miscellaneous Print and nonprint Sources
  • 4.8.1.. Television or Radio Program
  • 4.8.2.. Sound Recording
  • 4.8.3.. Film or Video Recording
  • 4.8.4.. Performance
  • 4.8.5.. Musical Composition
  • 4.8.6.. Painting, Sculpture, or Photograph
  • 4.8.7.. Interview
  • 4.8.8.. Map or Chart
  • 4.8.9.. Cartoon
  • 4.8.10.. Advertisement
  • 4.8.11.. Lecture, a Speech, an Address, or a Reading
  • 4.8.12.. Manuscript or Typescript
  • 4.8.13.. Letter or Memo
  • 4.8.14.. Legal Source
  • 4.9.. Citing Electronic Publications
  • 4.9.1.. Introduction
  • 4.9.2.. Online Scholarly Project, Information Database, or Professional or Personal Site
  • 4.9.3.. Online Book
  • 4.9.4.. Article in an Online Periodical
  • 4.9.5.. Publication on CD-ROM, Diskette, or Magnetic Tape
  • 4.9.6.. Work in More Than One Publication Medium
  • 4.9.7.. Work from an Online Service
  • 4.9.8.. Work in an Indeterminate Medium
  • 4.9.9.. Other Electronic Sources
  • Chapter 5. Documentation: Citing Sources in the Text
  • 5.1.. Parenthetical Documentation and the List of Works Cited
  • 5.2.. Information Required in Parenthetical Documentation
  • 5.3.. Readability
  • 5.4.. Sample References
  • 5.4.1.. Citing an Entire Print or Nonprint Work
  • 5.4.2.. Citing Part of a Work
  • 5.4.3.. Citing Volume and Page Numbers of a Multivolume Work
  • 5.4.4.. Citing a Work Listed by Title
  • 5.4.5.. Citing a Work by a Corporate Author
  • 5.4.6.. Citing Two or More Works by the Same Author or Authors
  • 5.4.7.. Citing Indirect Sources
  • 5.4.8.. Citing Literary and Religious Works
  • 5.4.9.. Citing More Than One Work in a Single Parenthetical Reference
  • 5.5.. Using Notes with Parenthetical Documentation
  • 5.5.1.. Content Notes
  • 5.5.2.. Bibliographic Notes
  • Chapter 6. Abbreviations
  • 6.1.. Introduction
  • 6.2.. Time Designations
  • 6.3.. Geographic Names
  • 6.4.. Common Scholarly Abbreviations
  • 6.5.. Publishers' Names
  • 6.6.. Symbols and Abbreviations Used in Proofreading and Correction
  • 6.6.1.. Selected Proofreading Symbols
  • 6.6.2.. Common Correction Symbols and Abbreviations
  • 6.7.. Titles of Literary and Religious Works
  • 6.7.1.. Bible
  • 6.7.2.. Shakespeare
  • 6.7.3. Chaucer
  • 6.7.4.. Other Literary Works
  • Appendix A. Selected Reference Works by Field
  • A.1.. Anthropology
  • A.2.. Art
  • A.3.. Biology
  • A.4.. Business
  • A.5.. Chemistry
  • A.6.. Computer Science
  • A.7.. Education
  • A.8.. Environmental Sciences
  • A.9.. Geography
  • A.10.. Geology
  • A.11.. History
  • A.12.. Language and Literature
  • A.13.. Law
  • A.14.. Mathematics
  • A.15.. Medicine
  • A.16.. Music
  • A.17.. Philosophy
  • A.18.. Physics
  • A.19.. Psychology
  • A.20.. Religion
  • A.21.. Science and Technology
  • A.22.. Sociology
  • Appendix B. Other Systems of Documentation
  • B.1.. Endnotes and Footnotes
  • B.1.1.. Documentation Notes versus the List of Works Cited and Parenthetical References
  • B.1.2.. Note Numbers
  • B.1.3.. Note Form versus Bibliographic Form
  • B.1.4.. Endnotes versus Footnotes
  • B.1.5.. Sample First Note References: Books and Other Nonperiodical Publications
  • B.1.6.. Sample First Note References: Articles and Other Publications in Periodicals
  • B.1.7.. Sample First Note References: Miscellaneous Print and Nonprint Sources
  • B.1.8.. Sample First Note References: Electronic Publications
  • B.1.9.. Subsequent References
  • B.2.. Author-Date System
  • B.3.. Number System
  • B.4.. Specialized Style Manuals
  • Sample Pages of a Research Paper in MLA Style.
Other information:
  • Includes bibliographical references (p. 255-266) and index.
Identifying numbers:
  • LCCN: 99018319
  • OCLC: 40752209
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