Cite Right, Second Edition

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

Charles Lipson

Cite Right, Second Edition

Charles Lipson

224 pages | 6 x 9 | © 2011
Cloth $52.00 ISBN: 9780226484631 Published May 2011
Thousands of students have turned to veteran teacher Charles Lipson for no-nonsense advice on how to cite sources properly—and avoid plagiarism—when writing their research papers. This new edition of Cite Right, the popular overview of all major systems of citation, has been updated to reflect the most current versions of Chicago, MLA, APA, and other styles, and to discuss citation methods in the rapidly changing context of the Internet, digital publishing, and e-books. Best of all, it’s very easy to use.

Lipson first explains why it is so important to use citations—and to present them accurately—in research writing.  He then outlines the main citation styles students and researchers are likely to encounter in their academic work: Chicago; MLA; APA; AAA (anthropology and ethnography); CSE (biological sciences); AMA (medical sciences); ACS (chemistry); physics, astrophysics, and astronomy;and mathematics, computer science, and engineering. New sections have been added on IEEE and ASCE styles, often used in engineering. Each style is presented simply and clearly with examples drawn from a wide range of source types crossing all disciplines, from the arts and humanities to the sciences and medicine. The second edition has also been updated to include a discussion of the merits and pitfalls of citation software, as well as new examples showing proper citation style for video blogs, instant messages, social networking sites, and other forms of digital media. 

Based on deep experience in the academic trenches,this thoroughly revised edition is intended to appeal to anyone—student, professional, or academic—who needs an efficient, authoritative guide for citing sources across a wide range of disciplines. 


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, and Business

6 AAA Citations for Anthropology and Ethnography

7 CSE Citations for the Biological Sciences

8 AMA Citations for the Biomedical Sciences, Medicine, Nursing, and Dentistry

9 ACS Citations for Chemistry

10 Physics, Astrophysics, and Astronomy Citations

11 Mathematics, Computer Science, and Engineering Citations

12 FAQs about All Reference Styles

Review Quotes
Technical Communication
"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 book is a real bargain and an excellent addition to the libraries of editors, proofreaders, and technical communicators, as well as students."—Technical Communication

"This book’s tight focus on when and how to cite sources and its broad variety of citation styles make it one volume that could be used by undergraduate students throughout their academic careers."—Choice

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