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Joseph Trimmer's concise guide to the latest edition (2003) of the Modern Language Association documentation system is shorter, cheaper, and -- according to some students and instructors -- easier to use than the MLA's own handbook. This sixth edition of A Guide to MLA Documentation offers only the information that students use most often. Thin and portable enough to slip easily into a book or notebook, take this handy reference with you to the library or the computer lab whenever you're working on a research paper. This new edition contains numerous examples of print and electronic citations, a new student paper, and useful hints on such topics as taking notes, paraphrasing, incorporating quotations, avoiding plagiarism, and other research concerns. The two-color design, easy-to-follow numbering system, and index help make the information accessible and quick to find. Bonus: For research in the social and behavioral sciences, use the APA guidelines found in the Appendix. Updated to reflect the latest APA documentation styles, this text will be useful in writing courses that take a cross-curricular approach. Book jacket.

Table of Contents

1. Preparing the List of Works Cited 1(13)
Sample Entries: Books
Sample Entries: Articles in Periodicals
Sample Entries: CD-ROMs
Sample Entries: Internet and Web Sources
Sample Entries: Other Sources
2. Documenting Sources 14(6)
Placing and Punctuating the Parenthetical Reference
Citing Sources: Examples
3. Using Notes and Parenthetical References 20(1)
4. Implications for Your Research and Composing 21(6)
Compiling Source Information
Taking Notes
Quoting Sources
Summarizing and Paraphrasing Sources
Avoiding Plagiarism
5. Sample Outline and Research Paper 27 (9)
6. Abbreviations for MLA Documentation 36 (1)
Appendix on APA Style 37(6)
Preparing the List of References
Sample Entries
Documenting Sources
Index 43
Preface ix
Acknowledgments xix
Chapter 1. Spirituality: A Growing Focus for Professional Caregivers 1(28)
What Is Spirituality?
1 (7)
Spirituality and Healthy Religion
8 (3)
Core Human Spiritual Needs
11 (4)
Case Studies
15 (3)
Spiritual Needs in Regard to Psychological and Religious Needs
18 (2)
Expanding the Language of Spiritual Needs
Naming Spiritual Needs
22 (2)
Spiritual Well-Being and Health
24 (2)
Spiritual Distress and Religious or Spiritual Problems
26 (1)
Chapter 2. Spiritual Assessment 29(18)
29 (1)
Spiritual Assessment and the Psychological Helping Professional
30 (1)
Spiritual Assessment and the Religious Helping Professional
31 (2)
The Basic Process of Spiritual Assessment
33 (6)
A Beginning Model of Spiritual Assessment
Chapter 3. The Process of Spiritual Care 47(20)
Step One: Address the Focus of Care Needed
48 (1)
Step Two: Assess Spiritual Needs
49 (1)
Step Three: Determine the Goals of Spiritual Care
49 (3)
Step Four: Relate Spiritual Care to the Helpee's Religion/Beliefs
Chapter 4. Tools for Spiritual Assessment: Spiritual Care As a Clinical Science 67(24)
The Need for Spiritual Assessment Instruments
67 (2)
Stumbling Blocks to Spiritual Assessment
69 (1)
Clinical Instruments of Spiritual Assessment
70 (6)
Developmental Models of Spiritual Assessment
76 (7)
Semistructured Interview and Surveys
83 (2)
Developing Your Own Survey Questions
85 (2)
Guidelines for the Development of Spiritual Assessment Surveys
Chapter 5. Basic Aptitudes and Skills of Spiritual Care 91(18)
Ability to Develop a Caring and Healing Helping Relationship
92 (9)
Ability to Bring Spiritual Awareness into the Helping Relationship
101 (2)
Knowledge and Acceptance of Your Identity As a Spiritual Caregiver
Chapter 6. Broader Skills of Spiritual Care 109(24)
Ability to Respond to the Ethnic Heritage of Helpees' Spirituality
109 (5)
Ability to Work with Helpees' Pain, Loss, and Grief
114 (5)
Ability to Utilize Helpees' Beliefs
119 (8)
Ability to Use Religious Resources
Chapter 7. A Community Model of Spiritual Care 133(16)
Ability to Develop a Socially Responsible Focus in Spiritual Care
133 (3)
A Community Model of Spiritual Care
136 (1)
Spiritual Care Competencies of Professional Organizations
137 (3)
Organizational Standards of Spiritual Care
References 149 (8)
Recommended Reading 157 (2)
Index 159

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