Research and Documentation in the Digital Age with 2016 MLA Update / Edition 6 available in Other Format
Covering the essential information you need in college to successfully complete research assignments in more than 30 disciplines, Research and Documentation in the Digital Age with 2016 MLA Update provides advice on finding, evaluating, and documenting sources.
|Edition description:||Sixth Edition|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)|
About the Author
Diana Hacker personally class-tested her handbooks with nearly four thousand students over thirty-five years at Prince George’s Community College in Maryland, where she was a member of the English faculty. Hacker handbooks, built on innovation and on a keen understanding of the challenges facing student writers, are the most widely adopted in America. Hacker handbooks, all published by Bedford/St. Martin’s, include The Bedford Handbook, Ninth Edition (2014); A Writer’s Reference, Eighth Edition (2015); Rules for Writers, Eighth Edition (2016); and A Pocket Style Manual, Seventh Edition (2015).
Barbara Fister is a professor and librarian at Gustavus Adolphus College, where she directs the library's instruction program, works with the John S. Kendall Center for Engaged Learning, and teaches several courses, including a first-term seminar. She has published widely on information literacy, the future of publishing, and popular reading practices; she also has published a book on third world women's literatures, three novels, and is a weekly columnist for Library Journal and Inside Higher Ed.
Table of Contents
Part I. Getting startedSeeing the big picture Developing a focused research question Using references to get an overviewDeveloping effective search termsIdentifying and filling gapsAccessing sources
Part II. Choosing sourcesFinding sourcesEvaluating sourcesKnowing what sources to avoidTracing the influence of a sourceGetting involved in scholarly conversations
Part III: Managing informationStaying organized anywhere Using information from sources in your writingAvoiding unintentional plagiarism Using citation management tools
Part IV: Research and documentation in the humanitiesFinding sources in the humanitiesGeneral resourcesArt and architectureClassicsLiteratureMusicPhilosophyReligionTheater, dance, and filmWorld languages and linguisticsCiting sources in the humanities: MLA style MLA in-text citationsMLA list of works citedMLA manuscript formatSample MLA research paper
Part V: Research and documentation in historyFinding sources in historyGeneral resourcesWorld historyAmerican historyCiting sources in history: Chicago style Chicago documentation styleChicago manuscript formatSample pages from a Chicago research paper
Part VI: Research and documentation in the social sciencesFinding sources in the social sciencesGeneral resourcesAnthropologyBusiness and economicsCommunication studies Criminal justiceEducationEthnic and area studiesGender and women’s studiesGeographyNursing and health sciencesLawPolitical sciencePsychologySociologyCiting sources in the social sciences: APA StyleAPA in-text citationsAPA list of referencesAPA manuscript formatSample APA research paper
Part VII: Research and documentation in the sciencesFinding sources in the sciencesGeneral resourcesBiologyChemistryComputer scienceEngineeringEnvironmental sciencesGeologyMathematicsPhysics and astronomyCiting sources in the sciences: CSE StyleCSE documentation systemsCSE in-text citationsCSE referencesCSE manuscript formatSample pages from a CSE research paper
List of Style Manuals
Part VIII: Glossary of research terms