What Every Student Should Know About Citing Sources With Mla Documentation

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  • Copyright: 2006-06-13
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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
Author Names
Publication Information
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
Reference Works
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
Magazine Articles
Book Reviews
Newspaper Articles
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
Television Programs
Live Performances
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
Understanding Plagiarism
Preparing and Formatting Your Paper
Margins and Spacing
Underlining versus Italicizing
Sample Pages in MLA Format
Additional Resources
Further Reading on MLA Style
General Resources for College Writers
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