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This easy-to-use guide covers the essentials for documentation according to the rules of the Modern Language Association (MLA). It provides a comprehensive listing of both in-text and works cited models for a wide variety of print, electronic, and online sources. Included too are frequently asked questions about MLA style and guidelines for formatting research papers. Plethora of examples, up-to-date sample citations, FAQs. In-text citation Works Cited Lists Documenting electronic and Internet sources Anyone who writes papers in MLA style.
Table of Contents
|Frequently Asked Questions about MLA Documentation|
|What Do I Need to Know about MLA Documentation?|
|What is MLA?|
|Why is it important to learn MLA style?|
|Where do I find the information for my list of works cited?|
|Where can I find more information about MLA style?|
|The Essentials of MLA Documentation Style|
|The Works Cited List|
|The Basic Elements of a Works Cited Entry|
|Sample Works Cited Entries: Books and Nonperiodical Publications|
|Books with Single Authors|
|Books with Multiple Authors|
|Books with Corporate Authors|
|Books with Anonymous Authors|
|Two or More Books by the Same Author(s)|
|Works in Anthologies|
|Sample Works Cited Entries: Journals and Other Periodical Publications|
|Journals with Continuous Pagination|
|Journals with Individual Issue Pagination|
|Journals with Issue Numbers Only|
|Journals with Special Issues|
|Sample Works Cited Entries: Electronic Publications|
|Online Books and Literary Texts|
|Articles from Online Journals|
|Articles from Library Databases|
|Portal Sites and Meta-Sites|
|A Home Page for a Course|
|Articles from Online Newspapers and Wire Services|
|E-mail and Online Postings|
|Sample Works Cited Entries: Film and Other Nonprint Media|
|Films, Videos, and DVDs|
|Formatting the Works Cited List|
|Notes on MLA Works Cited Page Format|
|Citing Works in the Body of Your Paper|
|The Basic Elements of In-Text References|
|General Guidelines for Using In-Text References|
|When to Quote, Summarize, or Paraphrase|
|Preparing and Formatting Your Paper|
|Margins and Spacing|
|Underlining versus Italicizing|
|Sample Pages in MLA Format|
|Further Reading on MLA Style|
|General Resources for College Writers|
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