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Help for Organizing, Writing, and Formatting Your Research Paper.


Hacker, Diana. The Bedford Handbook. 7th ed. Boston: Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2006. (Olin Ref PE 1408 .H277 2006)

Menasche, Lionel. Writing a Research Paper. Revised ed. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1997.
(Olin Stacks PE 1478 .M4x 1997)
A textbook designed to help English as a Second Language students write research papers. Includes a set of assignments, exercises, and answers; a glossary of writing and research items, and an index.


Garner, Bryan A. Whitten. Garner's Modern American Usage. 3rd ed. New York: Oxford University Press, 2009.
(Olin Ref PE 2827 .G37 2009; shelved behind the Olin reference desk)
Find the best word, the correct usage, the felicitous phrase with this standard and highly readable work.
Lunsford, Andrea A., The Everyday Writer. 4th ed. Boston: Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2009.
(Olin Ref PE 1408 .L86 2009)
Strunk, William and E.B. White. The Elements of Style. In many editions; search the title in our Catalog.


Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association. 6th ed. Washington: APA, 2010.
(Olin Ref BF 76.7 .P83 2010; shelved behind the Olin reference desk)
The authoritative style manual for anyone writing in the field of psychology or the social sciences generally. Its chapters discuss the content and organization of a manuscript, writing style, the American Psychological Association style, and typing, mailing and proofreading. In addition, the final chapter describes the journals of the American Psychological Association.
Gibaldi, Joseph. MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers. 7th ed. New York: Modern Language Association, 2009.
(Olin Ref Z 253 .G52 2009; shelved behind the Olin reference desk)
This handbook is based on the MLA Style Manual and is intended as an aid for college students writing research papers. Included here is information on selecting a topic, researching the topic, note taking, the writing of footnotes and bibliographies, as well as sample pages of a research paper. Useful for the beginning researcher.
Turabian, Kate L. A Manual for Writers of Term Papers, Theses, and Dissertations. 7th ed. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2007.
(Olin Ref LB 2369 .T8 2007; shelved behind the Olin reference desk)
Kate Turabian's standard guide for student writers, newly revised and expanded by John Grossman and Alice Bennett. Chapters cover everything you've ever wanted to know about putting a paper together, from writing introductory chapters to formatting the bibliography.



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