MLA handbook

"The Modern Language Association, the authority on research and writing, takes a fresh look at documenting sources in the eighth edition of the MLA Handbook. Works are published today in a dizzying range of formats. A book, for example, may be read in print, online, or as an e-book --or perhaps...

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Other Authors: Modern Language Association of America.
Format: Book
Language: English
Published: New York : The Modern Language Association of America, 2016.
Physical Description: xiv, 146 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Edition: Eighth edition.
Subjects:
Table of Contents:
  • Foreword /
  • Rosemary G. Feal
  • Preface /
  • Katheen Fitzpatrick.
  • Part 1.
  • Principles of MLA style:
  • Introduction
  • Why document sources?
  • Plagiarism and academic dishonesty
  • Think : evaluating your sources
  • Select : gathering information about your sources
  • Organize : creating your documentation:
  • List of works cited:
  • Core elements:
  • Author ;
  • Title of source ;
  • Title of container ;
  • Other contributors ;
  • Version ;
  • Number ;
  • Publisher ;
  • Publication date ;
  • Location
  • Optional elements
  • In-text citations.
  • Principles of MLA style. Introduction ; Why document sources? ; Plagiarism and academic dishonesty ; Think: evaluating your sources ; Select: gathering information about your sources ; Organize: creating your documentation
  • Details of MLA style. Introduction ; The mechanics of scholarly prose ; Works cited ; In-text citations ; Citations in forms other than print.
  • 2. Works cited:
  • 2.1.
  • Names of authors:
  • . 2.1.1.
  • Variant forms ;
  • 2.1.2.
  • Titles and suffixes ;
  • 2.1.3.
  • Corporate authors.
  • 2.2.
  • Titles:
  • 2.2.1.
  • Introduction, preface, foreword, or afterword ;
  • 2.2.2.
  • Translations of titles.
  • 2.3.
  • Versions.
  • 2.4.
  • Publisher.
  • 2.5.
  • Locational elements:
  • 2.5.1.
  • Plus sign with page number
  • 2.5.2.
  • URLS and DOIs.
  • 2.6.
  • Punctuation in the works-cited list:
  • 2.6.1.
  • Square brackets ;
  • 2.6.2.
  • Foreword slash.
  • 2.7.
  • Formatting and ordering the works-cited list:
  • 2.7.1.
  • Letter-by- letter alphabetization ;
  • 2.7.2.
  • Multiple works by one author ;
  • 2.7.3.
  • Multiple works by coauthors ;
  • 2.7.4.
  • Alphabetizing by title ;
  • 2.7.5.
  • Cross-references.
  • 3.
  • In-text citations:
  • 3.1.
  • Author:
  • 3.1.1.
  • Coauthors
  • 3.1.2.
  • Corporate author.
  • 3.2
  • Title:
  • 3.2.1.
  • Abbreviating titles of sources ;
  • 3.2.2.
  • Descriptive terms in place of titles.
  • 3.3
  • Numbers in in-text citations:
  • 3.3.1.
  • Style of numerals ;
  • 3.3.2.
  • Numbers in works available in multiple editions ;
  • 3.3.3.
  • Other citations not involving page numbers.
  • 3.4.
  • Indirect sources.
  • 3.5.
  • Repeated use of sources.
  • 3.6.
  • Punctuation in the in-text citation.
  • 4.
  • Citations in forms other than print.
  • Practice template.
  • Index.
  • Part 2.
  • Details of MLA style:
  • Introduction
  • 1.
  • Mechanics of scholarly prose:
  • 1.1.
  • Names of persons:
  • 1.1.1.
  • First and subsequent uses of names
  • 1.2.3.
  • Titles of authors ;
  • 1.1.3.
  • Names of authors and fictional characters ;
  • 1.1.4.
  • Names in languages other than English.
  • 1.2
  • Titles of sources:
  • 1.2.1.
  • Capitalization and punctuation ;
  • 1.2.2.
  • Italics and quotation marks ;
  • 1.2.3.
  • Shortened titles ;
  • 1.2.4.
  • Titles within titles ;
  • 1.2.5.
  • Titles of sources in languages other than English.
  • 1.3.
  • Quotations:
  • 1.3.1.
  • Use and accuracy of quotations ;
  • 1.3.2.
  • Prose ;
  • 1.3.3.
  • Poetry ;
  • 1.3.4.
  • Drama ;
  • 1.3.5.
  • Ellipsis ;
  • 1.3.6.
  • Other alterations of quotations ;
  • 1.3.7.
  • Punctuation with quotations ;
  • 1.3.8.
  • Translations of quotations.
  • 1.4.
  • Numbers:
  • 1.4.1.
  • Use of numerals or words ;
  • 1.4.2.
  • Commas in numbers ;
  • 1.4.3.
  • Inclusive numbers ;
  • 1.4.4.
  • Roman numerals.
  • 1.5.
  • Dates and times.
  • 1.6.
  • Abbreviations:
  • 1.6.1.
  • Months ;
  • 1.6.2.
  • Common academic abbreviations ;
  • 1.6.3.
  • Publisher's names ;
  • 1.6.4.
  • Titles of works.