New visuals teach citation at a glance. New full-color annotated pages from original sources show students where to look for publication information — for books, periodicals, Web sites, and database sources — and help students cite print and online materials responsibly in MLA, APA, and Chicago styles.
Teaches students to ask critical questions to cite new types of sources. Students are using a broader range of sources than ever before: podcasts and other MP3 files, blogs, vlogs, wikipedia entries, digital archives, and such. Some of the sources are too new to be represented in the major style guides. A Pocket Style Manual offers guidance for citing sources when there is no model to follow.
Fosters an understanding of how sources can function. A new section teaches students to consider the varying roles that sources can play
in research writing.
Teaches through examples that span a wider range of disciplines. Because A Pocket Style Manual is used in more academic disciplines than ever before, the fifth edition teaches concepts through a broader range of examples — examples that reflect writing done in a variety of courses.
New model papers — now annotated — in the book and on the Web. Four of the six model research papers are new to this edition. Expanded models include a business proposal and a nursing practice paper. Sample pages appear in the book; full papers appear on
the free companion Web site. The Web site also includes new annotated bibliographies in MLA and APA styles.
More support for ESL writers. Developed with the help of an ESL specialist, the fifth edition offers stronger support for overcoming troublesome sentence-level errors (with verbs, articles, and prepositions). New charts offer at-a-glance help for nonnative speakers of English, and the free companion site includes a new area devoted to ESL concerns.
The most extensive online resources available with a pocket-sized handbook — free and open, no passcodes required. Resources include unique research exercises that help students integrate sources and avoid plagiarism; nearly 1,000 interactive writing and grammar exercises — with customized feedback; Research and Documentation Online; model research essays in MLA, APA, Chicago and CSE styles; interactive tutorials; and new Web-based help designed for ESL and multilingual writers.