The Rowman & Littlefield Guide to Writing with Sources

The Rowman & Littlefield Guide to Writing with Sources

by James P. Davis

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The Rowman & Littlefield Guide to Writing with Sources offers the most thorough and up-to-date discussion of plagiarism and the proper use of sources available today. The new edition incorporates the latest revisions to MLA, CSE, and CMS styles and the lexicon of electronic materials. This succinct and accessible handbook helps writers of all levels to assess, quote, cite, and present information from a variety of sources, including electronic and Internet sources. It features samples, updated throughout, of writing and style sheets, as well as a checklist for quoting and paraphrasing, to help strengthen writing in any field.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781442205697
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 11/17/2011
Edition description: Fourth Edition
Pages: 96
Sales rank: 1,048,608
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

James P. Davis is associate professor at Denison University, where he teaches English and cultural studies.

Table of Contents

The Challenges of Academic Writing in the Age of Misinformation
Questions of Authorship and Authority
Evaluating Sources and Entering the Dialog
Decisions to Make
Popular Style Manuals
Elements Required in a Citation
When Do You Need to Acknowledge a Source?
Material from Classroom Discussion
Common Knowledge
Using Textbooks as Sources
Using Sources in Class Presentations
When Should You Paraphrase and When Should You Quote?
How Should You Paraphrase Information from a Source?
Selecting Information from Your Source
Giving Credit to Your Source
The Importance of Accuracy in Paraphrasing
How Should You Quote Material from a Source?
How Much to Quote
How to Present a Quotation
How to Show Additions and Deletions in a Quotation
Writing about Literature
How Should You Punctuate Quotations?
Introducing a Quotation
Ending a Quotation
Presenting Quotations within Quotations
Punctuating Titles
Quoting Poetry
Quotation Marks and Other Punctuation
How Should You Select and Cite Electronic and Internet Sources?
Source Reliability: A Sample Topic
Citing Internet Websites
Other Electronic Sources
A Further Note about Style Manuals
Revision Checklist for Quoting and Paraphrasing
Appendix: Internet Resources
Works Cited

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