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The College Student's Research Companion by
Call Number: Z 710.Q37 2011
"Students will learn to select a topic, effectively find and evaluate the best information in both print and electronic formats, and produce accurate and complete citations based on current versions of important styles guides and web resources."
Doing English: A Guide for Literature Students by
Call Number: PR 51.G7E25 2017
This guide "presents the ideas and debates that shape how we 'do' English today, explaining arguments about the value of literature, the canon, Shakespeare, theory, politics and the subject itself." - back cover
MLA Handbook by The Modern Language Association, the authority on research and writing, takes a fresh look at documenting sources in the eighth edition of the MLA Handbook. Works are published today in a dizzying range of formats. A book, for example, may be read in print, online, or as an e-book--or perhaps listened to in an audio version. On the Web, modes of publication are regularly invented, combined, and modified. Previous editions of the MLA Handbook provided separate instructions for each format, and additional instructions were required for new formats. In this groundbreaking new edition of its best-selling handbook, the MLA recommends instead one universal set of guidelines, which writers can apply to any type of source. Shorter and redesigned for easy use, the eighth edition of the MLA Handbook guides writers through the principles behind evaluating sources for their research. It then shows them how to cite sources in their writing and create useful entries for the works-cited list. More than just a new edition, this is a new MLA style.
Call Number: Ref. LB 2369.M52 2016
Publication Date: 2016
Writing Well in the 21st Century by
Call Number: LB2369 .S65 2014
Publication Date: 2014-04-10
This guide fully explains, and links, the five essentials of good writing: punctuation, grammar, fact-checking, style, and voice. - Publisher's Website
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