The Wadsworth Guide to MLA Documentation (with InfoTrac)

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 11/19/2003
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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This concise guide to the most commonly used kinds of MLA citations-now with the latest 2003 updates-is brief enough to be used as a supplement to a handbook or literature anthology, yet comprehensive enough to address all of the documentation issues students might encounter.

Table of Contents

1. Why Do I Have to Write a Research Paper? 2
Using MLA and Other Styles of Documentation
3. Choosing a Topic and Finding Sources
4. Writing and Revising Your Paper
5. Formatting Your Paper
6. Sample General Topic Research Paper
7. Sample Literary Analysis Research Paper
8. Preparing Your Bibliography
9. Citing Books and Parts of Books
10. Citing Periodicals
11. Citing Miscellaneous Other Sources
12. Citing Internet Sources
13. Citing Materials from Reference Databases
14. Parenthetical Citations
15. Endnotes and Footnotes
16. Quotations
17. Using Square Brackets in Quotations
18. Using an Ellipsis to Omit Words
19. Punctuating Quotations
20. Paraphrasing and Summarizing
21. Avoiding Plagiarism
22. MLA-Recommended Abbreviations
23. Shortening the Names of Publishers

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