The MLA Style of Documentation: A Pocket Guide / Edition 1

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This concise, economical pocket guide is a handy reference for finding, evaluating, and citing sources, MLA documentation, and avoiding plagiarism.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780136049739
  • Publisher: Longman
  • Publication date: 11/18/2009
  • Series: English MLA Updated Books Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 72
  • Sales rank: 543,109
  • Product dimensions: 5.20 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents



Academic Honesty

Plagiarism Defined

Plagiarism Examples


The Physical Library

The Electronic Library

Other Sources

Evaluating Print Sources

Evaluating Electronic sources


Key Terms

In-Text Citations–The Three Rules of Form and Format

1. Citing a Single Source by One Author

2. Citing Multiple Sources by One Author

3. Punctuating and Formatting Citations

Paraphrase and Direct Quotes

How to Cite:

Works by One Author

Two or More Works by One Author

Works with Multiple Authors, Volume Numbers, or Corporate Author

Anonymous Author & Entire Work

Work from an Anthology & an Indirect Source

Multiple References within a Citation--Authors with Same Last Name

Editions of Well Known Literary Works

One Page Sources, Dictionaries & Encyclopedias

Personal Communications, Interviews, and Sacred Texts

Oral and Electronic Presentations

Tables, Illustrations, and Footnotes or Endnotes


Main Essay & In-text Samples

Works Cited Page Example


Key Terms

General Overview

How to Create a Works Cited Entry for:

Printed Books

One, Two, or Multiple Authors

Translated and Edited Works, Introductions, Prefaces, etc.

Collected Works of One Author or Two or More Books by One Author

Republished Book, Title Within a Title, and Corporate Author

Pseudonyms, Anonymous Authors, and Graphic Novels

Anthologies, Series, and Multivolume Works

Sacred Texts, Dictionaries, & Encyclopedias

Print Periodicals

Newspaper Article, Editorial, & Review

Popular Magazines and Journals

Monthly, Two or More Months, & Quarterly Publications

Scholarly Journals, Volume and Issue Numbers

Continuous versus Separate Pagination

Other Print Sources

Pamphlets, Brochures, and Government Publications

Dissertations, Conference Proceedings, and Legal Documents

Personal Communications and Published Letters

Cartoons, Maps, Manuscripts and Typescripts

Nonprint Sources

Interviews: Personal, Radio & Television

Film, Videotape, and DVD

Live performances, Lectures, Speeches & Addresses

Sound Recordings and Artwork

Web & Electronic Publications

URLs & Works Cited Only on the Web

Online Videos, Online Images, and Online (only) Periodicals

Academic Web Sources

Print Publications also on the Web

Online Books & CD-ROMs (non-periodical & periodical)

Winging It

How to Cite Unusual Sources

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