Cite Right: A Quick Guide to Citation Styles--MLA, APA, Chicago, the Sciences, Professions, and More by Charles Lipson

Cite Right: A Quick Guide to Citation Styles--MLA, APA, Chicago, the Sciences, Professions, and More

byCharles Lipson

Hardcover | October 15, 2006

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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.

Based on deep experience in the academic trenches, Cite Right is an accessible, one-stop resource—a must-have guide for students and researchers alike who need to prepare citations in any of the major disciplines and professional studies. 

About The Author

Charles Lipson is professor and director of undergraduate studies in political science at the University of Chicago. He is the author of Doing Honest Work in College: How to PRepare Citations, Avoid Plagiarism, and Achieve Real Academic Success and How to Write a BA Thesis, both published by the University of Chicago Press.

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Title:Cite Right: A Quick Guide to Citation Styles--MLA, APA, Chicago, the Sciences, Professions, and MoreFormat:HardcoverDimensions:208 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.98 inPublished:October 15, 2006Publisher:University Of Chicago PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0226484742

ISBN - 13:9780226484747

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Table of Contents

Contents

I. CITATIONS: AN OVERVIEW
1. Why Cite?
2 The Basics of Citation

II. CITATIONS IN EVERY FORMAT: A QUICK GUIDE
3 Chicago (or Turabian) Citations
4 MLA Citations for the Humanities
5 APA Citations for the Social Sciences, Education, Engineering, and Business
6 AAA Citations for Anthropology and Ethnography
7 CSE Citations for the Biological Sciences
8 AMA Citations for the Biomedical Sciences, Medicine, and Nursing
9 ACS Citations for Chemistry
10 Physics, Astrophysics, and Astronomy Citations
11 Mathematics and Computer Science Citations
12 Bluebook Legal Citations
13 ALWD Legal Citations
14 FAQs about All Reference Styles
Index

Editorial Reviews

"What makes this book especially useful for technical commuinicators as well as for students is that Lipson provides lots of examples for each system. . . . This $10 book is a real bargain and an excellent addition to the libraries of editors, proofreaders, and technical communicators, as well as students."