MLA Style Manual and Guide to Scholarly Publishing

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  • Edition: 3rd
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  • Copyright: 2008-06-30

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For more than half a century, the documentation style recommended by the Modern Language Association for scholarly manuscripts and student research papers has been widely adopted by academic journals, university and commercial presses, schools, college departments, and individual instructors. MLA style is used in humanities research throughout the United States and Canada and is recognized around the world.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. xi
Prefacep. xxi
Scholarly Publishingp. 1
Scholars and Scholarly Publishingp. 2
Refereed and Nonrefereed Publicationsp. 3
Deciding to Submit a Manuscriptp. 4
Placing a Manuscript with a Journalp. 5
Scholarly Journals
Types of Scholarly Articles
Selecting a Journal
Submitting a Manuscript to a Journal
Evaluation of a Manuscript
Acceptance of a Manuscript
Placing a Manuscript with a Pressp. 11
Scholarly Presses
Types of Scholarly Books
Selecting a Press
Submitting a Prospectus for a Book
Submitting a Manuscript to a Press
Evaluation of a Manuscript
Acceptance of a Manuscript
Production and Publicationp. 22
Preparing an Index
Composition, Printing, Binding, Electronic Production
Conclusionp. 31
Legal Issues in Scholarly Publishingp. 33
Introductionp. 34
Copyrightp. 35
Development of Copyright Law in the United States
Subject Matter of Copyright
Ownership of Copyright
Co-ownership of Copyright
Works Made for Hire
Material Objects
Term of Copyright
Registration of Copyright
Copyright Notice
Renewal of Copyright
Rights of Copyright Owners
Transfers and Terminations
Fair Use of Copyrighted Works
Requesting Permission
Damages for Copyright Infringement and Attorney's Fees
International Copyright
Copyright and Computer Networks
Publishing Contractsp. 60
Journal Articles and Contributions to Edited Works
Defamationp. 69
Truth as Defense
Actual Malice
Right of Privacyp. 74
Emergence of Privacy Law
Unreasonable Publicity of Private Life
Publicity Placing Another in a False Light
Consent as Defense
Further Guidancep. 76
Basics of Scholarly Writingp. 79
Audience, Genre, and the Conventions of Scholarshipp. 81
Language and Stylep. 82
Spellingp. 83
Consistency and Choice of Spelling
Word Division
Ligatures and Other Special Characters
Punctuationp. 85
Purpose of Punctuation
Dashes and Parentheses
Quotation Marks
Square Brackets
Periods, Question Marks, and Exclamation Points
Spacing after Concluding Punctuation Marks
Italicsp. 99
Words and Letters Referred to as Words and Letters
Foreign Words in an English Text
Names of Personsp. 101
First and Subsequent Uses of Names
Titles of Persons
Names of Authors and Fictional Characters
Dutch and German Names
French Names
Greek Names
Hungarian Names
Italian Names
Russian Names
Spanish Names
Latin Names
Asian Names
Names in Other Languages
Capitalizationp. 109
Other Languages
Titles of Works in the Manuscriptp. 117
General Guidelines
Italicized Titles
Titles in Quotation Marks
Titles and Quotations within Titles
Shortened Titles
Quotationsp. 122
Accuracy of Quotations
Other Alterations of Sources
Punctuation with Quotations
Translations of Quotations
Numbersp. 136
Arabic Numerals
Use of Words or Numerals
Commas in Numbers
Percentages and Amounts of Money
Dates and Times of the Day
Inclusive Numbers
Roman Numerals
Romanizationp. 141
Further Guidancep. 141
Preparation of Scholarly Manuscriptsp. 144
Introductionp. 144
Physical Characteristics of the Printed Manuscriptp. 145
Divisions of the Text
Text Formatting
Title and Author's Name
Page Numbers
Tables and Illustrations
Paper and Printing
Corrections and Revisions
Manuscripts for Publicationp. 153
Preparation of Theses and Dissertationsp. 155
Student Works as Professional Documentsp. 155
Prescribed Guidelinesp. 156
Selecting a Topicp. 156
Preparing a Prospectusp. 157
Special Format Requirementsp. 158
Theses and Dissertations as Published Works
Divisions of the Text
Page Numbers
Binding of Print Copies
Submission of Electronic Files
Publishing the Dissertation through ProQuestp. 161
Terms of Agreement
Documentation: Preparating the List of Works Citedp. 163
The Purposes of Documentationp. 165
Documentation and Ethicsp. 165
MLA Stylep. 167
The List of Works Citedp. 168
Placement of the List of Works Cited
Arrangement of Entries
Two or More Works by the Same Author
Two or More Works by the Same Authors
Citing Periodical Print Publicationsp. 174
An Article in a Scholarly Journal
An Article in a Scholarly Journal That Uses Only Issue Numbers
An Article in a Scholarly Journal with More Than One Series
An Article in a Newspaper
An Article in a Magazine
A Review
An Abstract in an Abstracts Journal
An Anonymous Article
An Editorial
A Letter to the Editor
A Serialized Article
A Special Issue
Citing Nonperiodical Print Publicationsp. 185
A Book by a Single Author
An Anthology or a Compilation
A Book by Two or More Authors
A Book by a Corporate Author
A Work in an Anthology
An Article in a Reference Book
An Introduction, a Preface, a Foreword, or an Afterword
An Anonymous Book
A Scholarly Edition
A Translation
An Illustrated Book or a Graphic Narrative
A Book Published in a Second or Subsequent Edition
A Multivolume Work
A Book in a Series
A Republished Book or Journal Issue
A Publisher's Imprint
A Book with Multiple Publishers
A Brochure, Pamphlet, or Press Release
A Government Publication
The Published Proceedings of a Conference
A Book in a Language Other Than English
A Book Published before 1900
A Book without Stated Publication Information or Pagination
An Unpublished Dissertation
A Published Dissertation
Citing Web Publicationsp. 211
A Nonperiodical Publication
A Scholarly Journal
A Periodical Publication in an Online Database
Citing Additional Common Sourcesp. 221
A Television or Radio Broadcast
A Sound Recording
A Film or a Video Recording
A Performance
A Musical Score
A Work of Visual Art
An Interview
A Map or Chart
A Cartoon or Comic Strip
An Advertisement
A Lecture, a Speech, an Address, or a Reading
A Manuscript or Typescript
A Letter, a Memo, or an E-Mail Message
A Legal Source
An Article in a Microform Collection of Articles
An Article Reprinted in a Loose-Leaf Collection of Articles
A Publication on CD-ROM or DVD-ROM
A Digital File
A Work in More Than One Publication Mediump. 239
Documentation: Citing Sources in the Textp. 240
Parenthetical Documentation and the List of Works Citedp. 240
Information Required in Parenthetical Documentationp. 241
Readabilityp. 242
Sample Referencesp. 246
Citing an Entire Work, Including a Work with No Page Numbers
Citing Part of a Work
Citing Volume and Page Numbers of a Multivolume Work
Citing a Work Listed by Title
Citing a Work by a Corporate Author
Citing Two or More Works by the Same Author or Authors
Citing Indirect Sources
Citing Common Literature
Citing More Than One Work in a Single Parenthetical Reference
Citing a Book with Signatures and No Page Numbers
Using Notes with Parenthetical Documentationp. 259
Content Notes
Bibliographic Notes
Abbreviationsp. 261
Introductionp. 261
Time Designationsp. 262
Geographic Namesp. 264
Common Scholarly Abbreviations and Reference Wordsp. 269
Publishers' Namesp. 282
Titles of Worksp. 285
Works by Shakespeare
Works by Chaucer
Other Works
Names of Languagesp. 292
Proofreading Symbolsp. 296
Symbols Used in the Text
Symbols Used in the Margin
Sample Marked Proof
Specialized Style Manualsp. 301
Sources of Examples in 3.4-5p. 305
Indexp. 309
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