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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.
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.