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Table of Contents
The Research Process
R-1 Choosing a Topic
R-2 Researching a Topic
R-3 Preparing a Bibliography and a Preliminary Thesis
R-4 Taking Notes and Outlining
Citing Sources and Academic Honesty
C-1 Documentation Systems
C-2 In-Text Citations
C-3 Avoiding Plagiarism
C-4 Practice in Recognizing Plagiarism
C-5 Additional Practice in Recognizing Plagiarism
S-1 When to Summarize
S-2 Documenting Summaries
S-3 Practice in Summarizing
S-4 Practice in Documenting Summaries
S-5 Practice in Writing and Documenting Summaries
P-1 When to Paraphrase
P-2 Documenting Paraphrases and Using Lead-Ins
P-3 Practice in Paraphrasing
P-4 Practice in Documenting Paraphrases
P-5 Practice in Writing and Documenting Paraphrases
P-6 Additional Practice in Writing and Documenting Paraphrases
Q-1 When to Use Direct Quotations
Q-2 Documenting and Integrating Direct Quotations
Q-3 Rules for Punctuating Quotations
Q-4 Practice in Punctuating Quotations
Q-5 Additional Practice in Punctuating Quotations
Q-6 Practice in Creating Lead-Ins for Quotations
Q-7 Practice in Integrating, Punctuating, and Documenting Quotations
Q-8 Additional Practice in Integrating, Punctuating, and Documenting Quotations
Q-9 Common Errors in Citing Sources
Works Cited and References
W-1 MLA and APA
W-2 General Guidelines
W-3 Citing Electronic Information
W-4 Sample Works Cited and References with Exercises (Electronic Sources)
W-5 Sample Works Cited and References with Exercises (Non-Electronic Sources)
W-6 Arranging a Works Cited or References List with Electronic Sources
W-7 Arranging a Works Cited or References List with Print and Electronic Sources
Sample Student Research Papers
SP-1 Sample Student Research Paper in MLA Format with Annotated Bibliography
SP-2 Excerpt of Student Research Paper in APA Format
SP-3 Excerpt of Student Research Paper in CMS Format
Quick Review: Writing with Precision
WP-1 Review: Elements of the Essay
WP-2 Review: Major Usage Errors
Sample Chicago Manual of Style Entries
Sample APA Entries
Sample APA Entries for Electronic Sources
Sample MLA Entries
Sample MLA Entries for Electronic Sources