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Mla Handbook for Writers of Research Papers,9780873525657

Mla Handbook for Writers of Research Papers

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Pub. Date:
5/1/1995
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Modern Language Assn of Amer
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Summary

Since it was first published in 1977, the "MLA Handbook" has sold nearly four million copies worldwide. Now completely revised and updated, the guide contains detailed information on using computers for research and writing and on citing electronic publications. Features include two-color printing, lie-flat binding, and a complete subject index.

Table of Contents

Foreword xiii
Phyllis Franklin
CHAPTER 1: Research and Writing
2(41)
1.1. The Research Paper as a Form of Exploration
2(2)
1.2. The Research Paper as a Form of Writing
4(1)
1.3. Selecting a Topic
4(1)
1.4. Using the Library and Other Information Sources
5(15)
1.4.1. Introduction to the Library
5(1)
1.4.2. The Central Catalog or Central Information System
6(4)
1.4.3. Reference Works
10(7)
1.4.4. Location of Library Materials
17(1)
1.4.5. Other Library Resources and Services
18(2)
1.5. Compiling a Working Bibliography
20(4)
1.6. Taking Notes
24(2)
1.7. Plagiarism
26(3)
1.8. Outlining
29(6)
1.8.1. Working Outline
29(1)
1.8.2. Thesis Statement
30(1)
1.8.3. Final Outline
31(4)
1.9. Writing Drafts
35(2)
1.10. Language and Style
37(1)
1.11. Guides to Writing
38(5)
CHAPTER 2: The Mechanics of Writing
43(51)
2.1. Spelling
43(1)
2.1.1. Consistency
43(1)
2.1.2. Word Division
43(1)
2.1.3. Foreign Words
43(1)
2.2. Punctuation
44(14)
2.2.1. The Purpose of Punctuation
44(1)
2.2.2. Commas
44(5)
2.2.3. Semicolons
49(1)
2.2.4. Colons
50(1)
2.2.5. Dashes and Parentheses
51(1)
2.2.6. Hyphens
52(2)
2.2.7. Apostrophes
54(2)
2.2.8. Quotation Marks
56(1)
2.2.9. Square Brackets
56(1)
2.2.10. Slashes
57(1)
2.2.11. Periods, Question Marks, and Exclamation Points
57(1)
2.3. Italics (Underlining)
58(1)
2.3.1. Words and Letters Referred to as Words and Letters
58(1)
2.3.2. Foreign Words in an English Text
58(1)
2.3.3. Emphasis
59(1)
2.4. Names of Persons
59(2)
2.4.1. First and Subsequent Uses of Names
59(1)
2.4.2. Titles of Persons
60(1)
2.4.3. Names of Authors and Fictional Characters
60(1)
2.5. Numbers
61(4)
2.5.1. Arabic Numerals
61(1)
2.5.2. Use of Words or Numerals
61(1)
2.5.3. Commas in Numbers
62(1)
2.5.4. Percentages and Amounts of Money
63(1)
2.5.5. Dates
63(1)
2.5.6. Inclusive Numbers
64(1)
2.5.7. Roman Numerals
65(1)
2.6. Titles of Works in the Research Paper
65(7)
2.6.1. Capitalization and Punctuation
65(2)
2.6.2. Underlined Titles
67(1)
2.6.3. Titles in Quotation Marks
68(1)
2.6.4. Titles and Quotations within Titles
68(2)
2.6.5. Exceptions
70(1)
2.6.6. Shortened Titles
71(1)
2.7. Quotations
72(11)
2.7.1. Use of Quotations
72(1)
2.7.2. Prose
72(2)
2.7.3. Poetry
74(1)
2.7.4. Drama
75(1)
2.7.5. Ellipsis
76(4)
2.7.6. Other Alterations of Sources
80(1)
2.7.7. Punctuation with Quotations
81(2)
2.8. Capitalization and Personal Names in Languages Other Than English
83(11)
2.8.1. French
83(2)
2.8.2. German
85(1)
2.8.3. Italian
86(2)
2.8.4. Spanish
88(1)
2.8.5. Latin
89(5)
CHAPTER 3: The Format of the Research Paper
94(10)
3.1. Printing or Typing
94(1)
3.2. Paper
94(1)
3.3. Margins
94(1)
3.4. Spacing
95(1)
3.5. Heading and Title
95(1)
3.6. Page Numbers
96(1)
3.7. Tables and Illustrations
96(3)
3.8. Corrections and Insertions
99(1)
3.9. Binding
99(5)
CHAPTER 4: Documentation: Preparing the List of Works Cited
104(80)
4.1. Documenting Sources
104(1)
4.2. MLA Style
104(2)
4.3. The List of Works Cited and Other Source Lists
106(1)
4.4. Placement of the List of Works Cited
107(1)
4.5. Arrangement of Entries
108(1)
4.6. Citing Books
109(29)
4.6.1. The Basic Entry: A Book by a Single Author
109(4)
4.6.2. An Anthology or a Compilation
113(1)
4.6.3. Two or More Books by the Same Author
113(1)
4.6.4. A Book by Two or More Authors
114(2)
4.6.5. Two or More Books by the Same Authors
116(1)
4.6.6. A Book by a Corporate Author
117(1)
4.6.7. A Work in an Anthology
117(3)
4.6.8. An Article in a Reference Book
120(1)
4.6.9. An Introduction, a Preface, a Foreword, or an Afterword
121(1)
4.6.10. Cross-References
122(1)
4.6.11. An Anonymous Book
123(1)
4.6.12. An Edition
123(1)
4.6.13. A Translation
124(1)
4.6.14. A Book Published in a Second or Subsequent Edition
125(1)
4.6.15. A Multivolume Work
126(3)
4.6.16. A Book in a Series
129(1)
4.6.17. A Republished Book
130(1)
4.6.18. A Publisher's Imprint
131(1)
4.6.19. A Book with Multiple Publishers
131(1)
4.6.20. A Pamphlet
131(1)
4.6.21. A Government Publication
132(2)
4.6.22. The Published Proceedings of a Conference
134(1)
4.6.23. A Book in a Language Other Than English
135(1)
4.6.24. A Book Published before 1900
135(1)
4.6.25. A Book without Stated Publication Information or Pagination
136(1)
4.6.26. An Unpublished Dissertation
137(1)
4.6.27. A Published Dissertation
137(1)
4.7. Citing Articles in Periodicals
138(13)
4.7.1. The Basic Entry: An Article in a Scholarly Journal with Continuous Pagination
138(3)
4.7.2. An Article in a Scholarly Journal That Pages Each Issue Separately
141(1)
4.7.3. An Article in a Scholarly Journal That Uses Only Issue Numbers
142(1)
4.7.4. An Article in a Scholarly Journal with More Than One Series
142(1)
4.7.5. An Article in a Newspaper
142(2)
4.7.6. An Article in a Magazine
144(1)
4.7.7. An Anonymous Article
145(1)
4.7.8. An Editorial
146(1)
4.7.9. A Letter to the Editor
146(1)
4.7.10. A Review
146(2)
4.7.11. A Serialized Article
148(1)
4.7.12. An Abstract in an Abstracts Journal
148(2)
4.7.13. An Article in a Microform Collection of Articles
150(1)
4.7.14. An Article Reprinted in a Loose-Leaf Collection of Articles
150(1)
4.8. Citing CD-ROMs and Other Portable Databases
151(9)
4.8.1. Introduction
151(2)
4.8.2. Material Accessed from a Periodically Published Database on CD-ROM
153(2)
4.8.3. A Nonperiodical Publication on CD-ROM
155(2)
4.8.4. A Publication on Diskette
157(1)
4.8.5. A Publication on Magnetic Tape
158(1)
4.8.6. A Work in More Than One Publication Medium
159(1)
4.9. Citing Online Databases
160(8)
4.9.1. Introduction
160(1)
4.9.2. Material Accessed through a Computer Service
161(2)
4.9.3. Material Accessed through a Computer Network
163(5)
4.10. Citing Other Sources
168(16)
4.10.1. A Television or Radio Program
168(1)
4.10.2. A Sound Recording
169(3)
4.10.3. A Film or Video Recording
172(1)
4.10.4. A Performance
173(2)
4.10.5. A Musical Composition
175(1)
4.10.6. A Work of Art
175(1)
4.10.7. A Letter, a Memo, an E-Mail Communication, or a Public Online Posting
176(2)
4.10.8. An Interview
178(1)
4.10.9. A Map or Chart
179(1)
4.10.10. A Cartoon
179(1)
4.10.11. An Advertisement
179(1)
4.10.12. A Lecture, a Speech, or an Address
180(1)
4.10.13. A Manuscript or Typescript
180(1)
4.10.14. A Legal Source
181(3)
CHAPTER 5: Documentation: Citing Sources in the Text
184(24)
5.1. Parenthetical Documentation and the List of Works Cited
184(1)
5.2. Information Required in Parenthetical Documentation
184(1)
5.3. Readability
185(3)
5.4. Sample References
188(14)
5.4.1. Citing an Entire Work
188(2)
5.4.2. Citing Part of an Article or of a Book
190(2)
5.4.3. Citing Volume and Page Numbers of a Multivolume Work
192(1)
5.4.4. Citing a Work Listed by Title
193(2)
5.4.5. Citing a Work by a Corporate Author
195(1)
5.4.6. Citing Two or More Works by the Same Author or Authors
196(1)
5.4.7. Citing Indirect Sources
197(1)
5.4.8. Citing Literary Works
198(2)
5.4.9. Citing More Than One Work in a Single Parenthetical Reference
200(2)
5.5. Using Notes with Parenthetical Documentation
202(6)
5.5.1. Content Notes
203(1)
5.5.2. Bibliographic Notes
204(4)
CHAPTER 6: Abbreviations
208(22)
6.1. Introduction
208(1)
6.2. Time Designations
209(1)
6.3. Geographic Names
210(3)
6.4. Common Scholarly Abbreviations
213(5)
6.5. Publishers' Names
218(3)
6.6. Symbols and Abbreviations Used in Proofreading and Correction
221(1)
6.6.1. Selected Proofreading Symbols
221(1)
6.6.2. Common Correction Symbols and Abbreviations
221(1)
6.7. Titles of Literary and Religious Works
222(8)
6.7.1. Bible
222(3)
6.7.2. Shakespeare
225(1)
6.7.3. Chaucer
226(1)
6.7.4. Other Literary Works
227(3)
Appendix A: Selected Reference Works by Field
230(12)
A.1. Anthropology
230(1)
A.2. Art
230(1)
A.3. Biology
230(1)
A.4. Business
231(1)
A.5. Chemistry
231(1)
A.6. Computer Science
232(1)
A.7. Education
232(1)
A.8. Environmental Sciences
233(1)
A.9. Geography
233(1)
A.10. Geology
234(1)
A.11. History
234(1)
A.12. Language and Literature
234(1)
A.13. Law
235(1)
A.14. Mathematics
236(1)
A.15. Medicine
236(1)
A.16. Music
236(1)
A.17. Philosophy
237(1)
A.18. Physics
237(1)
A.19. Psychology
237(1)
A.20. Religion
238(1)
A.21. Science and Technology
238(1)
A.22. Sociology
238(4)
Appendix B: Other Systems of Documentation
242(21)
B.1. Endnotes and Footnotes
242(14)
B.1.1. Documentation Notes versus the List of Works Cited and Parenthetical References
242(1)
B.1.2. Note Numbers
242(1)
B.1.3. Note Form versus Bibliographic Form
243(1)
B.1.4. Endnotes versus Footnotes
243(1)
B.1.5. Sample First Note References: Books
244(3)
B.1.6. Sample First Note References: Articles in Periodicals
247(3)
B.1.7. Sample First Note References: CD-ROMs and Other Portable Databases
250(1)
B.1.8. Sample First Note References: Online Databases
251(1)
B.1.9. Sample First Note References: Other Sources
252(4)
B.1.10. Subsequent References
256(1)
B.2. Author-Date System
256(3)
B.3. Number System
259(1)
B.4. Specialized Style Manuals
260(3)
Sample Pages of a Research Paper in MLA Style 263(4)
Index 267


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