"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 listened to in an audio version. On the Web, modes of publication are regularly invented, combined, and modified. Previous editions of the MLA Handbook provided separate instructions for each format, and new formats required additional instructions. In this groundbreaking new edition of its best-selling handbook, the MLA recommends instead one universal set of guidelines, which writers can apply to any source."--Back cover.
Previous title: MLA Handbook for writers of research papers.\Textbook for:\EN 101 English Composition\EN101\ENG101\ENG 101.
pt. 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 -- The list of works cited -- The core elements -- Optional elements -- In-test citation -- pt.. 2. Details of MLA style -- Introduction -- 1. The mechanics of scholarly prose -- Names of persons -- Titles of sources -- Quotations -- Numbers -- Dates and times -- Abbreviations -- 2. Works cited -- Names of authors -- Titles -- Versions -- Publisher -- Locational elements -- Punctuation in the works-cited list -- Formatting and ordering the works-cited list -- 3. In-text citations -- Author -- Title -- Numbers in in-text citations -- Indirect sources -- Repeated use of sources -- Punctuation in the in-text citation -- 4. Citations in forms other than print -- Practice template.