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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.
James P. Davis is associate professor at Denison University, where he teaches English and cultural studies.
Table of Contents
|A Note on the New Edition||p. ix|
|The Challenges of Academic Writing in the Age of Misinformation||p. 1|
|Questions of Authorship and Authority||p. 3|
|Evaluating Sources and Entering the Dialogue||p. 8|
|Decisions to Make||p. 12|
|Popular Style Manuals||p. 16|
|Elements Required in a Citation||p. 18|
|When Do You Need to Acknowledge a Source?||p. 21|
|Material from Classroom Discussion||p. 21|
|Common Knowledge||p. 22|
|Using Textbooks as Sources||p. 24|
|Using Sources in Class Presentations||p. 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 Source||p. 33|
|Giving Credit to Your Source||p. 36|
|The Importance of Accuracy in Paraphrasing||p. 38|
|How Should you Quote Material from a Source?||p. 41|
|How Much to Quote||p. 41|
|How to Present a Quotation||p. 42|
|How to Show Additions and Deletions in a Quotation||p. 45|
|Writing about Literature||p. 52|
|How Should you Punctuate Quotations?||p. 55|
|Introducing a Quotation||p. 55|
|Ending a Quotation||p. 56|
|Presenting Quotations within Quotations||p. 57|
|Punctuating Titles||p. 58|
|Quoting Poetry||p. 59|
|Quotation Marks and Other Punctuation||p. 60|
|How Should you Select and Cite Electronic and Internet Sources?||p. 63|
|Source Reliability: A Sample Topic||p. 65|
|Citing Internet Websites||p. 69|
|Other Electronic Sources||p. 71|
|A Further Note About Style Manuals||p. 75|
|Revision Checklist For Quoting and Paraphrasing||p. 81|
|Appendix: Internet Resources||p. 83|
|Works Cited||p. 95|
|About The Author||p. 99|
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