A Guide to MLA Documentation / Edition 7

A Guide to MLA Documentation / Edition 7

by Joseph F. Trimmer
     
 

ISBN-10: 0618646949

ISBN-13: 9780618646944

Pub. Date: 09/28/2005

Publisher: Cengage Learning

The Eighth Edition of A Guide to MLA Documentation is an affordable, concise guide that provides only the information that you really need and-according to many students and instructors-is easier to use than the MLA's own handbook.

Find what you need fast. The two-color design, a numbering system to help locate examples, and an index all make information easy to

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Overview

The Eighth Edition of A Guide to MLA Documentation is an affordable, concise guide that provides only the information that you really need and-according to many students and instructors-is easier to use than the MLA's own handbook.

Find what you need fast. The two-color design, a numbering system to help locate examples, and an index all make information easy to find.

Get the writing advice you want. The eighth edition includes useful hints on taking notes, summarizing, incorporating quotations, paraphrasing, and avoiding plagiarism.

Highlights of the Eighth Edition

The latest MLA documentation guidelines that reflect significant changes in the new MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers, Seventh Edition (2009).

An annotated sample student research paper

A new section on evaluating online sources

Updated sample entries

More tips on avoiding plagiarism

An up-to-date appendix on APA style

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780618646944
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
09/28/2005
Edition description:
7TH
Pages:
64
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.30(d)

Table of Contents

1 Preparing the List of Works Cited 1

Sample Entries: Books in Print 3

Sample Entries: Articles in Print Periodicals 7

Sample Entries: Miscellaneous Print and Nonprint Sources 9

Sample Entries: Web Publications 10

2 Documenting Sources 13

Placing and Punctuating the Parenthetical Reference 14

Citing Sources: Examples 15

3 Using Notes and Parenthetical References 19

4 Implications for Your Research and Composing 20

Evaluating Sources 20

Compiling Source Information 22

Taking Notes 22

Quoting Sources 23

Summarizing and Paraphrasing Sources 24

Avoiding Plagiarism 25

5 Annotated Student Research Paper 28

6 Abbreviations for MLA Documentation 34

Appendix on APA Style 35

Preparing the List of References 36

Sample Entries 37

Documenting Sources 39

Index 41

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