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MLA handbook for writers of research papers

by Joseph Gibaldi; Modern Language Association of America.

  Print book  |  6th ed

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MLA Handbook - Sixth Edition   (2007-10-02)

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by ybrett90

This latest edition of the MLA handbook is an essential tool for students writing research papers at the high school as well as undergraduate levels. Chapter headings, annotations, and examples printed in color help the reader to find the information needed to cite every possible type of resource used in a paper. New rules for citing electronic resources have been updated in this issue, and the reader is encouraged to cite the information that is available if complete information cannot be found.Especially geared toward being helpful to students, there are sections on how to conduct research, the mechanics of writing, how to take notes, examples of the format of the paper, and sample pages of a research paper. There is an entire chapter devoted to plagiarism and issues regarding academic honesty. Particularly useful is a section on how to evaluate an Internet resource in order to determine if it is peer-reviewed or has other comparable authority. Though it is not as comprehensive or organized as the Chicago Manual of Style, the MLA handbook is clearly written and easy to use, providing a straightforward method for students to find the information needed to create a correctly cited and formatted research paper.


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