Cite right : a quick guide to citation styles - MLA, APA, Chicago, the sciences, professions, and more /

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Author / Creator:Lipson, Charles.
Imprint:Chicago : University of Chicago Press, ©2006.
Description:1 online resource (197 pages).
Series:Chicago guides to writing, editing, and publishing.
Chicago guides to writing, editing, and publishing.
Subject:Bibliographical citations.
Bibliographical citations -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Bibliography -- Methodology.
Universities and colleges -- Research -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Références bibliographiques.
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES -- Editing & Proofreading.
Bibliographical citations.
Bibliography -- Methodology.
Universities and colleges -- Research.
Handbooks and manuals.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
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Varying Form of Title:Quick guide to citation styles--MLA, APA, Chicago, the sciences, professions, and more
Digital file characteristics:data file
Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Summary:In his bestselling guide, Doing Honest Work in College: How to Prepare Citations, Avoid Plagiarism, and Achieve Real Academic Success, veteran teacher Charles Lipson brought welcome clarity to the principles of academic honesty as well as to the often murky issues surrounding plagiarism in the digital age. Thousands of students have turned to Lipson for no-nonsense advice on how to cite sources properly - and avoid plagiarism - when writing their research papers. With his latest book, Cite Right, Lipson once again provides much-needed counsel in a concise and affordable handbook for students and researchers. Building on Doing Honest Work in College, Lipson's new book offers a wealth of information on an even greater range of citation styles and details the intricacies of many additional kinds of sources. Lipson's introductory essay, "Why Cite," explains the reasons it is so important to use citations (and to present them accurately) in research writing. In subsequent chapters, Lipson explains the main citation styles students and researchers are likely to encounter in their academic work: Chicago; MLA; APA; CSE (biological sciences); AMA (medical sciences); ACS (chemistry, mathematics, and computer science); physics, astrophysics, and astronomy; Bluebook and ALWD (law); and AAA (anthropology and ethnography). His discussions of these styles are presented simply and clearly with examples drawn from a wide range of source types crossing all disciplines, from the arts and humanities to science, law, and medicine.
Other form:Print version: Lipson, Charles. Cite right. Chicago : University of Chicago Press, ©2006
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This volume by Lipson (political science, Univ. of Chicago) is just what its subtitle says: "a quick guide to citation styles." Chapters 1 and 2 provide the basic introduction on why one needs to use citations and on general similarities found in all citation styles. The remaining chapters cover a single citation style; the exception is the final chapter, which offers a Q&A of the most frequent problems. Each section on a specific style begins with a brief overview and index to the samples within the chapter. The citations are laid out in chart format, with each entry listing the type of resource and types of notes and bibliographies; samples range from single-author books to online resources. For example, the chapter on MLA style discusses its use in the humanities, its use of "in-text notes" instead of footnotes or endnotes, and its use of "Works Cited" instead of bibliography. The types of resources are noted in the chart along with examples of how works cited and in-text notes would appear. The last page gives brief FAQs about MLA citations.Besides the best-known guides--The Chicago Manual of Style (14th ed., CH, Jan'94, 31-2458), Kate Turabian's A Manual for Writers of Term Papers, Theses, and Dissertations, MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers (4th ed., CH, Oct'95, 33-0646), and those produced by the American Psychological Association--the volume also covers the guidelines of the American Anthropological Association, Council of Science Editors, American Medical Association, American Chemical Society, Harvard Law Review Association, and Association of Legal Writing Directors. It addresses physics, astrophysics, astronomy, mathematics, and computer science citations. It is a handy guide for anyone doing research papers and would be a great ready reference resource. ^BSumming Up: Recommended. All levels. J. P. Burton West Chester University of Pennsylvania

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