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The Wadsworth Guide to MLA Documentation, MLA Update,9781111347376

The Wadsworth Guide to MLA Documentation, MLA Update

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1111347379
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9/14/2010
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Cengage Learning
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Summary

This concise guide to the most commonly used kinds of MLA citations-now with the latest 2009 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

Why do I Have to Write a Research Paper
Using Mla and Other Styles of Documentation
Modern Language Association (MLA) Style
American Psychological Association (APA) Style
Chicago Manual of Style (Chicago/CMS) Style
American Political Science Association (APSA) Style
Linguistic Society of America (LSA) Style
Council of Biology Editors (CBE) Style
American Chemical Society (ACS) Style
American Mathematical Society (AMS) Style
Choosing a Topic And Finding Sources
Choosing an Appropriate Research Strategy
Choosing a Topic
Narrowing Your Topic
Creating a Working Outline to Guide Your Research
Creating a Working Bibliography
Finding Sources in the Library
Searching for Sources on the Internet
Evaluating Research Sources
Taking Notes
Writing and Revising your Paper
Writing the Paper
Preparing a Final Outline for Your Paper
Preparing Your Works-Cited Page
Revising Your Paper
Formatting your Paper
Sample General Topic Research Paper
"The Story of Sarah Good: Guilty or Innocent?"
Sample Literary Analysis Research Paper
"An Analysis of the Character Biff Loman in Death of a Salesman."
Preparing your Bibliography
General Guidelines for Preparing Your Bibliography
Spacing of Punctuation Marks
Shortening Numbers
Preparing an Annotated Bibliography
Citing Titles Correctly in a Works-Cited List
Converting All Titles to MLA-Style
Italicizing Titles in a Works-Cited List
Using Quotations Marks around a Title in a Works-Cited List
Titles Not Italicized or in Quotation Marks in the Text of a Paper
Italicizing Titles of Published Editions of Sacred Works
Formatting the Names of Parts of a Work in the Text of a Paper
Formatting the Names of Parts of a Work in a Works-Cited List
Formatting First Lines of Poems as Titles in a Works-Cited List
Formatting Titles Containing Quotations
Formatting Titles Falling inside Other Titles
Citing Books and Parts of Books
Citing Books
Citing Parts of Books
Citing Anthologies and Works in Anthologies
Citing Essays
Citing Reprinted Essays, Articles, and Excerpts
Citing Periodicals
What Is a Periodical
Citing Scholarly Journal Articles
Citing Popular Magazines
Citing Newspaper Articles
Citing Reviews from Journals, Magazines, and Newspapers
Citing Miscellaneous other Sources
A Pamphlet with an Author Given
A Pamphlet with a Corporation or Organization Listed as an Author
A Government Publication
An Unpublished Dissertation
An Unpublished Master's Thesis
A Published Dissertation
An Abstract from Dissertation Abstracts International
A Film
A Videocassette or Digital Videodisc (DVD)
A Television Program
A Television Interview
A Transcript of a Television Interview
A Radio Program
A Recording of a Classical Piece of Music
A Popular Song
Song Lyrics from an LP Liner or Compact Disc Booklet
Liner Notes or Booklet Essay from a Record or Compact Disc
A Music Video
A Map
An Advertisement in a Popular Monthly or Bimonthly Magazine
An Advertisement in a Popular Weekly or Biweekly Magazine
A Television Advertisement
A Cartoon
A Comic Strip
A Poster
A Poster Published in a Monthly Magazine
A Speech, Lecture, or Presentation
A Published Interview
A Personal Interview
A Telephone Interview
An E-Mail Interview
A Published Letter
An Unpublished Letter
A Memo
Citing Internet and Cd-Rom Sources
General Guidelines for Citing Internet Sources
Citing Online Scholarly Journals
Citing Online Popular Magazines
Citing Online Newspaper Articles
Citing Other Miscellaneous Internet Sources
Citing Materials from a CD-ROM
Citing Materials from Reference Databases
Citing Personal Subscription Databases
Citing Online Library Subscription Databases
Citing Abstracts of Articles
Citing Free Online Reference Databases
Citing Online Encyclopedias and Dictionaries
Citing Articles from Print Reference Books
Citing a De?nition from a Dictionary
Citing an Article from SIRS (Social Issues Resources Series) (Print Version)
Citing Microform Databases
Citing CD-ROM Databases
Parenthetical Citations
Author's Name Not Given in Your Sentence
Author's Name Given in Your Sentence
Author's Name Not Given in Source
Quotation Taken from Two Consecutive Pages
Two or More Works by the Same Author
Two Authors Not Named in Your Sentence
Three Authors Not Named in Your Sentence
Four or More Authors Not Named in Your Sentence
Works by Two Authors with the Same Last Name
Works by Two Authors with the Same Initial and Last Name
Citing Several Volumes of a Multivolume Work
Citing Paragraphs, Articles, Screen, Grids, or Items
Citing Several Works: A Work with an Organization as an Author
An Entire Work
Non-Print Sources
A Quotation from a Literary Work
Available in Many Editions
A Quotation from a Short Poem
A Quotation from a Long Poem
A Quotation from a Shakespearean or Other Classic Verse Play
A Quotation from the Bible
An Online Source
Quoting/Paraphrasing/Summarizing from an Indirect Source
General Knowledge of a Subject: No Parenthetical Citation Needed
Punctuating Parenthetical Citations: Short Quotations
Punctuating Parenthetical Citations: Long, Block Quotations
Endnotes and Footnotes
Quotations
Short Quotations
Long, Block Quotations
Indenting Paragraphs in a Block Quotation
Quoting Dialogue from a Novel or Short Story: Short Quotations
Quoting Dialogue from a Play: Short Quotations
Quoting Dialogue from a Play: Long Quotations
Quoting Poetry: Short Quotations
Quoting Poetry: Long Quotations
Parenthetical Citation for a Short Poetry Quotation
Parenthetical Citation for a Long, Block Poetry Quotation
Using an Ellipsis to Omit Lines of Poetry
Using Square Brackets in Quotations
Use Brackets to Explain Something That Might Be Unclear to Your Reader or to Give Additional Information
Use Brackets to Clarify a Pronoun
Use Brackets to Change Verb Tenses
Use Brackets to Change a Capital Letter to a Lowercase Letter
Use Brackets to Change a Lowercase Letter to a Capital Letter
Use [sic] to Indicate an Error in Your Source
Do Not Use [sic] after Intentional Errors such as Dialect Spellings
Using an Ellipsis to Omit Words
No Ellipsis Is Needed with Quoted Phrases
Omitting Words from the Beginning of a Quoted Sentence
Ellipsis Used to Omit Words in the Middle of a Sentence in a Short Quotation
Ellipsis Used to Omit Words at the End of a Sentence in a Short Quotation
Ellipsis Used to Omit Words at the End of a Sentence in a Short Quotation
Ellipsis Used to Omit One or Several Sentences from the Middle of a Block Quotation
Ellipsis Used to Omit Material from the Middle of One Sentence to the End of Another in a Block Quotation
Ellipsis Used to Omit Material from the Middle of One Sentence to the Middle of Another Sentence in a Block Quotation
Ellipsis Used to Omit Material from the End of a Block Quotation
Using a Bracketed Ellipsis
Bracketed Ellipsis Used to Omit Material from a Quotation Already Containing an Ellipsis
Bracketed Ellipsis Used to Omit Materials from a Critical Analysis Containing an Indirect Quotation Already Containing an Ellipsis
Ellipsis Used to Omit One or More Lines from a Block Poetry Quotation
Ellipsis Used to Omit Material from the End of a Block Poetry Quotation
Punctuating Quotations
Using Single Quotation Marks Inside Double Quotation Marks
Altering End Punctuation
Placing Commas and Periods Inside Ending Quotation Marks
Placing Commas and Periods Inside Single and Double Ending Quotation Marks
Placing Semicolons and Colons Outside Ending Quotation Marks
Placing Question Marks and Exclamation Points When Used with Ending Quotation Marks
Punctuating a Short Quotation Ending in a Question Mark or an Exclamation Point
Punctuating Quotation Lead-Ins
Paraphrasing and Summarizing
Paraphrasing
Summarizing
Choosing What to Paraphrase or Summarize
Avoiding Plagiarism
Plagiarizing Papers from the Internet
MLA-Recommended Abbreviations
General Guidelines
Shortening the Names of Publishers
Works Consulted
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