The Essentials of MLA Style: A Guide to Documentation for Writers of Research Papers

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In easy-to-use outline form, this little book is a handy distillation of the best-selling MLA Handbook, with all the information a student needs to format a typescript, list sources at the end of the paper, cite sources in the paper's text, and avoid unintentional plagiarism. It also includes a sample outline and research paper and, for writers in the social sciences, a brief discussion of the style preferred by the American Psychological Association. Up to date-with rules for citing such new media as CD-ROMS, ...
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Overview


In easy-to-use outline form, this little book is a handy distillation of the best-selling MLA Handbook, with all the information a student needs to format a typescript, list sources at the end of the paper, cite sources in the paper's text, and avoid unintentional plagiarism. It also includes a sample outline and research paper and, for writers in the social sciences, a brief discussion of the style preferred by the American Psychological Association. Up to date-with rules for citing such new media as CD-ROMS, videotapes, and online databases. Includes a complete sample outline and research paper, with an appendix on APA style.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780395883167
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication date: 3/28/1998
  • Pages: 80
  • Sales rank: 475,881
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.25 (h) x 0.25 (d)

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Joseph F. Trimmer (Ph.D., Purdue University) is professor of English at Ball State University, where he has taught since 1968 and has frequently served as director of the Writing Programs.
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Table of Contents

1 Preparing the List of Works Cited 5
2 Documenting Sources 19
3 Using Notes and Parenthetical References 28
4 Implications for Your Research and Writing 30
5 Sample Outline and Research Paper 38
6 Abbreviations for MLA Documentation 58
Appendix on APA Style 60
Index 66
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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 6, 2010

    A Book that is helpful for Writers

    It is a book that is great in helping one in writing, whether it is writing for a college course or for research. It is very clear on organizing foot notes and bibliographies.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 23, 2008

    AWSOME

    This Book Helped Soo much its great =]

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