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Author Gibaldi, Joseph, 1942-

Title MLA handbook for writers of research papers / Joseph Gibaldi.

Imprint New York : Modern Language Association of America, 1999.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Parsons Non-Fiction  808 G437    ---  Available
Edition 5th ed.
Description xviii, 332 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 255-266) and index.
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.
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 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.
Subject Report writing -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Research -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Writing -- Handbooks.
Research -- Handbooks.
Rapports -- Redaction -- Guides, manuels, etc.
Recherche -- Guides, manuels, etc.
Bibliographie -- Methodologie -- Guides, manuels, etc.
Anglais (Langue) -- Rhetorique -- Guides, manuels, etc.
Wetenschappelijke teksten.
Added Author Modern Language Association of America.
ISBN 0873529758 (paper)
9780873529754 (paper)
Standard No. NLGGC 183862422
YDXCP 1573951

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