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Michael Greer, University of Memphis
What Every Student Should Know About Citing Sources with MLA Documentation provides specific instructions on writing and referencing in the Modern Language Association (MLA) style. It offers a comprehensive listing of in-text and works cited models for a wide variety of print, electronic, and online sources. Included too are frequently asked questions about MLA style and guidelines for formatting research papers.
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Frequently Asked Questions about MLA Documentation
What Do I Need to Know about MLA Documentation?
What is MLA?
Why is it important to learn MLA style?
Where do I find the information for my list of works cited?
Where can I find more information about MLA style?
The Essentials of MLA Documentation Style
The Works Cited List
The Basic Elements of a Works Cited Entry
1. Author Names
3. Publication Information
Sample Works Cited Entries: Books and Nonperiodical Publications
1. Books with Single Authors
2. Books with Multiple Authors
3. Books with Corporate Authors
4. Books with Anonymous Authors
5. Two or More Books by the Same Author(s)
7. Works in Anthologies
10. Reference Works
Sample Works Cited Entries: Journals and Other Periodical Publications
1. Journals with Continuous Pagination
2. Journals with Individual Issue Pagination
3. Journals with Issue Numbers Only
4. Journals with Special Issues
5. Magazine Articles
6. Book Reviews
7. Newspaper Articles
Sample Works Cited Entries: Electronic Publications
1. Online Books and Literary Texts
2. Articles from Online Journals
3. Articles from Library Databases
4. Portal Sites and Meta-Sites
5. A Home Page for a Course
6. Articles from Online Newspapers and Wire Services
7. E-mail and Online Postings
Sample Works Cited Entries: Film and Other Nonprint Media
1. Films, Videos, and DVDs
2. Television Programs
3. Live Performances
Formatting the Works Cited List
Notes on MLA Works Cited Page Format
Citing Works in the Body of Your Paper
The Basic Elements of In-Text References
General Guidelines for Using In-Text References
When to Quote, Summarize, or Paraphrase
Preparing and Formatting Your Paper
Margins and Spacing
Underlining versus Italicizing
Sample Pages in MLA Format
Further Reading on MLA Style
General Resources for College Writers
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