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MLA Style of Documentation A Pocket Guide, The,9780136049739

MLA Style of Documentation A Pocket Guide, The

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9780136049739

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0136049737
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Pub. Date:
11/4/2009
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Longman
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Summary

This concise, economical pocket guide is a handy reference for finding, evaluating, and citing sources, MLA documentation, and avoiding plagiarism. Exceptionally clear, class-tested explanations of all key concepts. Concentrates on the sources most likely to be cited by students. Includes a sample, documented student essay Features documentation maps visually linking images of actual sources to their citations for: a book with two authors, a print journal, and an journal article accessed through a library subscription service.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1  PLAGIARISM

 

            Introduction

Academic Honesty

Plagiarism Defined

            Plagiarism Examples

 

Chapter 2  FINDING AND EVALUATING SOURCES

 

            The Physical Library

            The Electronic Library

            Other Sources

            Evaluating Print Sources

            Evaluating Electronic sources

 

Chapter 3  CITING SOURCES IN ACADEMIC WRITING

 

Key Terms

 

            In-Text Citations–The Three Rules of Form and Format 

                        1.  Citing a Single Source by One Author

                        2.  Citing Multiple Sources by One Author

                        3. Punctuating and Formatting Citations

            Paraphrase and Direct Quotes 

            How to Cite:

   Works by One Author

   Two or More Works by One Author 

   Works with Multiple Authors, Volume Numbers, or Corporate Author 

   Anonymous Author & Entire Work 

   Work from an Anthology & an Indirect Source 

   Multiple References within a Citation--Authors with Same Last Name 

   Editions of Well Known Literary Works

   One Page Sources, Dictionaries & Encyclopedias

   Personal Communications, Interviews, and Sacred Texts

Oral and Electronic Presentations

   Tables, Illustrations, and Footnotes or Endnotes

 

 

Chapter 4  SAMPLE STUDENT ESSAY

 

            Main Essay & In-text Samples 

            Works Cited Page Example

 

 

Chapter 5  CREATING A WORKS CITED PAGE

 

Key Terms

 

General Overview

 

How to Create a Works Cited Entry for:

            Printed Books

                        One, Two, or Multiple Authors

                        Translated and Edited Works, Introductions, Prefaces, etc. 

                        Collected Works of One Author or Two or More Books by One Author 

                        Republished Book, Title Within a Title, and Corporate Author 

                        Pseudonyms, Anonymous Authors, and Graphic Novels

                        Anthologies, Series, and Multivolume Works 

                        Sacred Texts, Dictionaries, & Encyclopedias

 

            Print Periodicals

                        Newspaper Article, Editorial, & Review

                        Popular Magazines and Journals

                        Monthly, Two or More Months, & Quarterly Publications 

                        Scholarly Journals, Volume and Issue Numbers

                        Continuous versus Separate Pagination

 

            Other Print Sources

                        Pamphlets, Brochures, and Government Publications

                        Dissertations, Conference Proceedings, and Legal Documents

                        Personal Communications and Published Letters 

                        Cartoons, Maps, Manuscripts and Typescripts 

 

            Nonprint Sources

                        Interviews: Personal, Radio & Television

                        Film, Videotape, and DVD

                        Live performances, Lectures, Speeches & Addresses

                        Sound Recordings and Artwork

 

            Web & Electronic Publications

                        URLs & Works Cited Only on the Web          

                        Online Videos, Online Images, and Online (only) Periodicals

                        Academic Web Sources

                        Print Publications also on the Web

                        Online Books & CD-ROMs (non-periodical & periodical)

 

            Winging It

                        How to Cite Unusual Sources



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