A Guide to MLA Documentation

  • AUTHOR: Joseph F. Trimmer
  • ISBN-13: 9781111837075 
  • Grade(s): 9 | 10 | 11 | 12
  • 48 Pages  Stitched binding 
  • 9th Edition  |  Previous Editions: 2010, 2006, 2004
  • ©2013     Published
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Overview

About The Product

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.

Features

  • This edition features a newly revised order of presentation which begins with the Implications for Research and Composition and then delves into the actual preparation of cited works and a brand new student research paper.

About the Contributor

AUTHOR
  • Joseph F. Trimmer

    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.

Table of Contents

CONTENTS
1. IMPLICATIONS FOR YOUR RESEARCH AND COMPOSING.
Evaluating Sources.
Compiling Source Information.
Taking Notes.
Quoting Sources.
Summarizing and Paraphrasing Sources.
Avoiding Plagiarism
2. DOCUMENTING SOURCES.
3. PREPARING THE LIST OF WORKS CITED.
Sample Entries: Books in Print.
Sample Entries: Articles in Print Periodicals.
Sample Entries: Miscellaneous Print and Nonprint Sources.
Sample Entries: Web Publications.
4. USING NOTES.
5. ANNOTATED STUDENT RESEARCH PAPER.
6. ABBREVIATIONS FOR MLA DOCUMENTATION.
APPENDIX ON APA STYLE.

New to this Edition

  • This edition features a newly revised order of presentation which begins with the Implications for Research and Composition and then delves into the actual preparation of cited works and a brand new student research paper.

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