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A Guide to MLA Documentation 8th Edition

Joseph F. Trimmer

  • Published
  • Previous Editions 2006, 2004, 1999
  • 48 Pages

Overview

Briefer, more affordable, and easier to use than the MLA’s own handbook, this popular booklet features current MLA guidelines, a new section on evaluating online sources, and an up-to-date APA appendix. The guide also provides numerous examples, a sample research paper, and helpful hints on such topics as avoiding plagiarism and taking notes.

Joseph F. Trimmer, Ball State University

Joseph F. Trimmer is professor of English and director of The Virginia B. Ball Center for Creative Inquiry at Ball State University. He is the author of numerous articles on literature, culture, and literacy, including THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FOR FICTION: THE FIRST TWENTY-FIVE YEARS (1978), UNDERSTANDING OTHERS: CULTURAL AND CROSS-CULTURAL STUDIES AND THE TEACHING OF LITERATURE (1992), and NARRATION AS KNOWLEDGE: TALES OF THE TEACHING LIFE (1997). Professor Trimmer has also worked on 20 documentary films for PBS, including the six-part series, "Middletown" (1982). His textbooks include WRITING WITH A PURPOSE, 14th Edition (2004), THE RIVER READER, 12th Edition (formerly the RIVERSIDE READER (2016), and eFICTIONS (2002). Trimmer's A GUIDE TO MLA DOCUMENTATION, 9th Edition is a perennial bestseller; he has also published A GUIDE TO APA DOCUMENTATION.
1. PREPARING THE LIST OF WORKS CITED.
Sample Entries: Books. Sample Entries: Articles in Periodicals. Sample Entries: CD-ROMs, Diskette, and Dial-In Services. Sample Entries: Internet sources. Sample Entries: Other Sources.
2. DOCUMENTING SOURCES.
Placing and Punctuating the Parenthetical Reference. Citing Sources: Examples.
3. USING NOTES AND PARENTHETICAL REFERENCES.
4. IMPLICATIONS FOR YOUR RESEARCH AND COMPOSING.
Compiling Source Cards. Composing Note Cards. Quoting Sources. Summarizing and Paraphrasing Sources. Avoiding Plagiarism.
5. SAMPLE OUTLINE AND RESEARCH PAPER.
6. ABBREVIATIONS FOR MLA DOCUMENTATION.
Appendix on APA Style.
Preparing the List of References.
Sample Entries.
Documenting Sources.

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