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Marine Corps University Communications Style Guide, 8th edition

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The Chicago Manual of Style - University of Chicago Staff (Editors)  Icon
Call Number: Z253 .U69 2010
ISBN: 9780226104201
Publication Date: 2010
Provides information on manuscript preparation, punctuation, spelling, quotations, captions, tables, abbreviations, references, bibliographies, notes, and indexes, with sections on journals and electronic media.


Available online for MCU students, faculty & staff - click here to access

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Concise Rules of APA Style - American Psychological Association Staff
Call Number: BF76.7 .C66 2010
ISBN: 9781433805608
Publication Date: 2009
This easy-to-use pocket guide, compiled from the sixth edition of the "Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association," provides complete guidance on the rules of style that are critical for clear communication.

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A Writer's Reference - Diana Hacker; Nancy Sommers (Contribution by); Tom Jehn (Contribution by); Jane Rosenzweig (Contribution by)
Call Number: PE1408 .H2778 2007
ISBN: 9780312450250
Publication Date: 2006
The new edition is available in a classic version that provides more help with academic writing, serves a wider range of multilingual students, and lends more support for college research — all in an quick-reference format.

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Cite It Right - Tom Fox; Julia Mary Johns; Sarah Jane Keller
Call Number: PN171.F56 F69 2007
ISBN: 9780977195718
Publication Date: 2007
A guide to citing bibliographic data according to MLA, APA, and Chicago style guidelines also discusses how to conduct research while avoiding plagiarism.

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A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations - Kate L. Turabian; Wayne C. Booth (Revised by); Gregory G. Colomb (Revised by); University of Chicago Press Staff (Revised by); Joseph M. Williams (Revised by)
Call Number: LB2369 .T8 2013
ISBN: 9780226816371
Publication Date: 2013
A handbook for writers at every level--from first-year undergraduates, to dissertation writers apprehensively submitting final manuscripts, to senior scholars who may be old hands at research and writing but less familiar with new media citation styles.

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The Elements of Style - William Strunk; E. B. White
Call Number: PE1408 .S772 1979c
ISBN: 0205191584
Publication Date: 1995
This book's unique tone, wit and charm have conveyed the principles of English style to millions of readers. Use "the little book" to make a big impact with writing.

 

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Where to Go for Help!

Leadership Communication Skills Center (LCSC): 

a teaching and support center in written and oral communications for students and faculty at Marine Corps University.

 


Submit your papers via email: lcsc.papers@gmail.com

Phone: (703) 784-4401

Gray Research Center, Room 122

2040 Broadway Street

Quantico, VA  22134-5068

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