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MLA style manual and guide to scholarly publishing.

Author: Joseph Gibaldi
Publisher: New York : Modern Language Association of America, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Large print book : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
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Summary:
Provides information on stylistic aspects of research papers, theses, and dissertations, including sections on writing fundamentals, MLA documentation style, and copyright law.
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Genre/Form: Handbooks, manuals, etc
Style manuals
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
MLA style manual and guide to scholarly publishing.
New York : Modern Language Association of America, 2008
(OCoLC)608911194
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph Gibaldi
ISBN: 9780873522977 0873522974
OCLC Number: 191090459
Notes: Rev. ed. of: MLA style manual and guide to scholarly publishing / Joseph Gibaldi. 2nd ed. 1998.
"Large print" -- Cover.
Description: xxiv, 336 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: pt. 1. Scholarly publishing --
Scholars and scholarly publishing --
Refereed and nonrefereed publications --
Deciding to submit a manuscript --
Placing a manuscript with a journal --
Placing a manuscript with a press --
Production and publication --
Conclusion ----
pt. 2. Legal issues in scholarly publishing --
Introduction --
Copyright --
Publishing Contracts --
Defamation --
Right of privacy --
Further guidance --
pt. 3. Basics of scholarly writing --
Audience, genre, and the conventions of scholarship --
Language and style --
Spelling --
Punctuation --
Italics --
Names of persons --
Capitalization --
Titles of works in the manuscript --
Quotations --
Numbers --
Romanization --
Further guidance ----
pt. 4. Preparation of scholarly manuscripts --
Introduction --
Physical characteristics of the printed manuscript --
Manuscripts for publication --
pt. 5. Preparation of theses and dissertations --
Student works as professional documents --
Prescribed guidelines --
Selecting a topic --
Preparing a prospectus --
Special format requirements --
Publishing the dissertation through ProQuest --
pt. 6. Documentation : preparing the list of works cited --
The purposes of documentation --
Documentation and ethics --
MLA style --
The list of works cited --
Citing periodical print publications --
Citing nonperiodical print publications --
Citing web publications --
Citing additional common sources --
A work in more than one publication medium --
pt. 7. Documentation : citing sources in the text --
Parenthetical documentation and the list of works cited --
Information required in parenthetical documentation --
Readability --
Sample references --
Using notes with parenthetical documentation --
pt. 8 Abbreviations --
Introduction --
Time designations --
Geographic names --
Common scholarly abbreviations and reference words --
Publishers' names --
Titles of works --
Names of languages --
Proofreading symbols --
Appendix : Specialized style manuals --
Sources of Examples in 3.4-5.
Local System Bib Number:
42417

Abstract:

Provides information on stylistic aspects of research papers, theses, and dissertations, including sections on writing fundamentals, MLA documentation style, and copyright law.
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