The Rowman & Littlefield Guide to Writing With Sources

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  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 11/17/2011
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc

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The Rowman & Littlefield Guide to Writing with Sources offers the most thorough and up-to-date discussion of plagiarism and the proper use of sources available today. The new edition incorporates the latest revisions to MLA, CSE, and CMS styles and the lexicon of electronic materials. This succinct and accessible handbook helps writers of all levels to assess, quote, cite, and present information from a variety of sources, including electronic and Internet sources. It features samples, updated throughout, of writing and style sheets, as well as a checklist for quoting and paraphrasing, to help strengthen writing in any field.

Author Biography

James P. Davis is associate professor at Denison University, where he teaches English and cultural studies.

Table of Contents

A Note on the New Editionp. ix
The Challenges of Academic Writing in the Age of Misinformationp. 1
Questions of Authorship and Authorityp. 3
Evaluating Sources and Entering the Dialoguep. 8
Decisions to Makep. 12
Plagiarismp. 13
Popular Style Manualsp. 16
Elements Required in a Citationp. 18
When Do You Need to Acknowledge a Source?p. 21
Material from Classroom Discussionp. 21
Common Knowledgep. 22
Using Textbooks as Sourcesp. 24
Using Sources in Class Presentationsp. 25
When Should You Paraphrase and when Should you Quote?p. 29
How Should You Paraphrase Information from a Source?p. 33
Selecting Information from Your Sourcep. 33
Giving Credit to Your Sourcep. 36
The Importance of Accuracy in Paraphrasingp. 38
How Should you Quote Material from a Source?p. 41
How Much to Quotep. 41
How to Present a Quotationp. 42
How to Show Additions and Deletions in a Quotationp. 45
Writing about Literaturep. 52
How Should you Punctuate Quotations?p. 55
Introducing a Quotationp. 55
Ending a Quotationp. 56
Presenting Quotations within Quotationsp. 57
Punctuating Titlesp. 58
Quoting Poetryp. 59
Quotation Marks and Other Punctuationp. 60
How Should you Select and Cite Electronic and Internet Sources?p. 63
Source Reliability: A Sample Topicp. 65
Citing Internet Websitesp. 69
Other Electronic Sourcesp. 71
A Further Note About Style Manualsp. 75
Revision Checklist For Quoting and Paraphrasingp. 81
Appendix: Internet Resourcesp. 83
Works Citedp. 95
About The Authorp. 99
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