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TitleMLA handbook for writers of research papers
Type of publicationBooks
Physical description xxi, 292 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Publisher 7th ed., Modern Language Association of America, 2009
Сall numberLB2369 .G53 2009
Location3rd floor
BibliographyIncludes index
Subjectmodern language association
report writing
plagiarism and academic integrity
mechanics of writing
format of the research paper
documentation and citation
GenreTextbooks/Оқулықтар/Учебная литература
Summary"The MLA Handbook is published by the Modern Language Association, the authority on MLA documentation style. Widely adopted in high schools, colleges, and publishing houses, the MLA Handbook treats every aspect of research writing, from selecting a topic to submitting the completed paper. The seventh edition is a comprehensive, up-to-date guide to research and writing in the online environment. It provides an authoritative account of MLA documentation style for use in student writing, including simplified guidelines for citing works published on the Web and new recommendations for citing several kinds of works, such as digital files and graphic narratives." -- From the publisher
Contentspt. 1. Research and writing: Research paper as a form of exploration --
Research paper as a form of communication --
Selecting a topic --
Conducting research --
Compiling a working bibliography --
Evaluating sources --
Taking notes --
Outlining --
Writing drafts --
Language and style --
pt. 2. Plagiarism and academic integrity: Definition of plagiarism --
Consequences of plagiarism --
Information sharing today --
Unintentional plagiarism --
Forms of plagiarism --
When documentation is not needed --
Related issues pt. 3: Mechanics of writing --
Punctuation --
Italics --
Names of persons --
Numbers --
Titles of works in the research paper --
Quotations --
Capitalization and personal names in languages other than English --
pt. 4. Format of the research paper: Margins --
Text formatting --
Heading and title --
Page numbers --
Tables and illustrations --
Paper and printing --
Corrections and insertions --
Binding --
Electronic submission --
pt. 5. Documentation: preparing the list of works cited: Documenting sources --
MLA style --
List of works cited --
Citing periodical print publications --
Citing nonperiodical print publications --
Citing Web publications --
Citing additional common sources --
Work in more than one publication medium --
pt. 6: Documentation: citing sources in the text --
Parenthetical documentation and the list of works cited --
Information required in parenthetical documentation --
Readability --
Sample references --
Using notes with parenthetical documentation --
pt. 7: Abbreviations: Introduction --
Time designations --
Geographic names --
Common scholarly abbreviations and reference words --
Publishers' names --
Symbols and abbreviations used in proofreading and correction --
Titles of works --
Appendix A: Guides to writing --
A-1: Introduction --
A-2: Dictionaries of usage --
A-3: Guides to nondiscriminatory language --
A-4: Books on style --
Appendix B: Specialized style manuals
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