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Writing Research Papers with MLA Guide,9780321209238

Writing Research Papers with MLA Guide

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10th
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9780321209238

ISBN10:
0321209230
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Paperback
Pub. Date:
6/1/2003
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Addison-Wesley
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Summary

The definitive research paper guide, Lester combines a traditional and practical approach to the research process with the latest information on researching and writing online.Comprehensive, but not overwhelming, Lester provides students with step-by-step guidance through the research writing process from selecting and narrowing a topic, to formatting the finished document. And it backs up the instruction with the most complete array of samples of any research writing guide on the market. Another of the text's ongoing strengths is its extremely thorough and accurate coverage of citation styles for a wide variety of disciplines. This edition maintains Lester's successful approach while detailing the uses of new computer technologies that are changing the face of research.In addition, an all-new Interactive Edition CD-ROM offers the entire text in an electronic format for easy reference while writing and researching on a computer. Numerous multimedia features include: interactive research activities, weblinks, and resources. The CD is FREE when bundled with the text.Available at an unbelievably low price in two formats perfect and spiral-bound with tabs Lester's text is one that students will keep throughout their college careers.

Table of Contents

Writing from Research
Why Do Research?
Learning Format Variation
Understanding a Research Assignment
Establishing a Schedule
Finding a Topic
Relating Your Personal Ideas to a Scholarly Problem
Talking with Others to Refine the Topic
Using the World Wide Web to Refine Your Topic
Using Electronic Databases to Narrow the Subject
Using Electronic Book Catalogs to Find and Narrow the Subject
Using Individual Diskettes
Using Printed Materials to Evaluate Your Potential Topic
Drafting a Research Proposal
Expressing Your Thesis
Gathering Data in the Library
Launching the Search
Using the Electronic Book Catalog
Developing a Working Bibliography
Using Printed Bibliographies
Searching the Printed Indexes
Searching for Essays within Books
Using the Microforms
Searching the World Wide Web
Reading an Internet Address
Using a Search Engine
Using a Subject Directory
Using a Key-Word Search
Accessing Online Sources
Using Online Rather than Print Versions
Using Gopher, FTP, Telnet
Using Listserve, Usenet, and Chat Groups
Examining other Libraries Via Internet Access
Finding an Internet Bibliography
Conducting Archival Research
Collecting Data Outside the Library
Investigating Home Town Sources
Examining Audiovisual Materials, Television, and Radio
Conducting a Survey with a Questionnaire
Conducting Experiments, Tests, and Observations
Organizing Ideas and Setting Goals
Charting a Direction and Setting Goals
Using Academic Models (Paradigms)
Writing a Formal Outline
Finding and Reading the Best Sources
Finding the Best Source Materials
Selecting a Mix of Both Primary and Secondary Sources
Reading All or Part of a Source
Responding to the Sources
Preparing an Annotated Bibliography
Preparing a Brief Review of the Literature on a Topic
Practicing Academic Integrity
Using sources to enhance your credibility
Placing the Source in Its Proper Context
Honoring Property Rights
Avoiding Plagiarism
Sharing Credit in Collaborative Projects
Honoring and Crediting Sources in Online Classrooms
Seeking Permission to Publish Material on Your Web Site
Writing Notes
Creating Effective Notes
Writing Personal Notes
Writing Direct Quotation Notes
Writing Paraphrased Notes
Writing Summary Notes
Writing Précis Notes
Writing Notes from Field Research
Drafting the Paper in an Academic Style
Focusing Your Argument
Refining the Thesis Sentence
Writing an Academic Title
Drafting the Paper from Your Research Journal, Notes, and Computer Files
Avoiding Sexist and Biased Language
Blending Reference Material into Your Writing by Using MLA Style
Blending Reference Citations into Your Text
Citing a Source When No
Author Is Listed
Identifying Nonprint Sources That Have No Page Number
Identifying Internet Sources
Omitting Page Numbers to Internet Citations
Citing Indirect Sources
Citing Frequent Page References to the Same Work
Citing Material from Textbooks and Large Anthologies
Adding Extra Information to In-text Citations
Punctuating Citations Properly and With Consistency
Indenting Long Quotations
Citing Poetry
Handling Quotations from a Play
Altering Initial Capitals in Some Quoted Matter
Omitting Quoted Matter with Ellipsis Points
Altering Quotations with Parentheses and Brackets
Writing the Introduction, Body, and Conclusion
Writng the Introduction of the Paper
Writing the Body of the Research Paper
Writing the Conclusion of the Research Paper
Revising, Proofreading, and Formatting the Rough Draft
Conducting Global Revision
Formatting the Paper to MLA Style
Editing Before Typing or Printing the Final Manuscript
Proofreading On the Screen and on the Printed Manuscript
Works Cited: MLA Style
Formatting the "Works Cited" Page
Bibliography Form Books
Bibliography Form Periodicals
Bibliography Form: Newspapers
Bibliography Form Government Documents
Bibliography Form: Electronic Sources (Internet, E-mail, Data Bases)
Bibliography Form: Citing Sources Found on CD-ROM
Bibliography Form: Other Electronic Sources
Writing in APA Style
Writing Theory, Reporting Results, or Reviewing Literature
Writing in the Proper Tense for an APA Paper
Using In-text Citations in APA Style
Preparing a Working Draft or Publishing the Manuscript
Preparing the List of References
Variations on the APA Style for other Disciplines in the Social Sciences
Formatting an APA Paper
Writing the Abstract
Sample Paper in APA Style
The Footnote System: CMS Style
Marking In-Text Citations with a Superscript Numeral
Formatting and Writing the Footnotes
Writing Footnotes for Electronic Sources
Writing Subsequent Footnote References
Writing Endnotes rather than Footnotes
Writing Content Footnotes or Endnotes
Using the Footnote System for Papers in the Humanities
Using the Footnote System for Papers in the Fine Arts
Writing a Bibliography Page for a Paper That Uses Footnotes
Sample Paper in CMS Footnote Style
CBE Style for the Natural and Applied Sciences
Writing In-Text Citations with Numbers
Using Number with Bibliography Entries
Writing In-Text Citations with Name and Year
Using Name and Year with Bibliography Entries
Sample Paper CBE Number System
Preparing Electronic Research Projects
Getting Started
Using Word Processing
Building Electronic Presentations
Research Paper Web Pages and Sites
Planning Electronic Research Papers
Using Graphics In Your Electronic Research Paper
Using Sound and Video in Your Electronic Research Paper
Delivering Your Electronic Research Paper to Readers
Glossary: Rules and Techniques for Preparing a Manuscript
Finding Sources for a Selected Discipline
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