Form and Style - MLA Updated / Edition 12

Form and Style - MLA Updated / Edition 12

by Carole Slade
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Cengage Learning

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Form and Style - MLA Updated / Edition 12

This classic introductory text is well known for its solid guidance in the writing, documenting, and formatting of research papers, reports, theses, and dissertations. Form and Style's comprehensive coverage of the research process ranges from choosing a topic and preparing a draft to documenting sources and preparing a bibliography. The text provides models and explanations for four document styles: Chicago Manual of Style (CMS), Modern Language Association (MLA), American Psychological Association (APA), and Columbia Guide to Online Style (CGOS). The Twelfth Edition features the latest information on documentation styles, using computers and the Internet, and online sources and the research process.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780618411313
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Publication date: 10/28/2003
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 297
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.49(d)

Table of Contents

I. The Processes of Research and Writing
1.Writing Research Papers Choosing a Topic Collecting Information Outlining the Paper Writing the Paper Elements of Research Papers: Sample Pages
2.Theses and Dissertations The Preliminaries (Front Matter) The Text (Body) of the Paper Reference Materials (Back Matter, or End Matter) Elements of Theses and Dissertations: Sample Pages
3.Quotations Indirect Quotation (Summary and Paraphrase) Direct Quotation
4.Style and Mechanics Style Mechanics Editing and Proofreading
5.Tables and Figures Tables Figures Tables and Figures: Sample Pages
6.The Finished Copy The Final Draft Equipment and Supplies Printing Your Paper II. Systems of Documentation General Information on Documentation Purposes of Notes and Parenthetical References The List of Sources
7.Chicago Manual Style Endnotes and Footnotes Bibliographies Examples of Footnote and Endnote Forms and Bibliography Forms
8.Modern Language Association Style Content of Parenthetical Citations Placement and Punctuation of Parenthetical Documentation The List of Works Cited Works Cited Forms MLA-Style Shortened Forms of Publishers' Names and Imprints Sample Pages
9.American Psychological Association Style Parenthetical Reference Citations in Text Reference Forms The List of References Sample Pages
10.Columbia Guide to Online Style

Appendix A: Legal Citation

Appendix B: Abbreviation of State Names Glossary

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