|aForm and style :|bresearch papers, reports, theses /|cby Carole Slade.
|aForm & style
|aBoston :|bHoughton Mifflin Co.,|cc2003.
|axiv, 297 p. :|bill. ;|c28 cm.
|a"Up-to-date information on Chicago, MLC, APA, and CGOS documentation and the Internet"--Cover.
|apt. 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 -- 6. The finished copy -- The final draft -- Equipment and supplies -- Printing your paper -- pt. II. Systems of documentation -- General information and 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.
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 Twelfth Edition features the latest information on documentation styles, using computers and the Internet, and online sources and the research process. In addition, a thorough revision of Chapter 5, "Tables, Figures, and Computer Materials," incorporates theoretical discussion of the criteria for using illustrations. Highlights of this twelfth edition: - New! Expanded section on Electronic Sources on the Internet - New! Complete advice on evaluating web sites is enhanced with annotated screen shots - New! More guidance on making the most of word-processing software highlights note-taking, formatting, organising, and time-saving devices available in most computer programmes - Sample pages throughout illustrate the formats described in the text