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MLA handbook for writers of research papers / [electronic resource] Joseph Gibaldi.

By: Gibaldi, Joseph, 1942-.
Contributor(s): Modern Language Association of America.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : Modern Language Association of America, 1995Edition: 4th ed.Description: xvii, 293 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.ISBN: 0873525655 (acid-free paper); 9780873525657 (acid-free paper).Other title: MLA handbook [Spine title].Subject(s): Report writing -- Handbooks, manuals, etc | Research -- Handbooks, manuals, etc | Redacción de informes -- Manuales | Investigación -- Manuales | Writing | Investigación | Wetenschappelijke teksten | Rapports -- Rédaction | Thèses et écrits académiques | Bibliographie -- Méthodologie | Recherche -- MéthodologieAdditional physical formats: Online version:: MLA handbook for writers of research papers.DDC classification: 808/.02 Other classification: 02.13 Online resources: Free eBook from the Internet Archive
Contents:
Foreword / Phyllis Franklin -- Research and Writing -- Research Paper as a Form of Exploration -- Research Paper as a Form of Writing -- Selecting a Topic -- Conducting Research -- Modern Academic Library -- Central Information System -- Reference Works -- 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 -- Mechanics of Writing --
Summary: A style manual for preparing research papers. Includes information on citing electronic publications.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

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 --

A style manual for preparing research papers. Includes information on citing electronic publications.

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