Bibliographic Details

MLA handbook.

Edition Eighth edition.
Imprint New York : The Modern Language Association of America, 2016.
Description xiv, 146 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Language English
Subject Report writing -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Research -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Bibliographical citations -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Bibliographical citations
Report writing.
Handbooks and manuals.
Handbooks and manuals.
Format Print, Book
URL for this record
Varying Form of Title Modern Language Association handbook
Other authors / contributors Modern Language Association of America.
ISBN 9781603292627
Notes Previous title: MLA Handbook for writers of research papers.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary "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.
Other form Online version: MLA Handbook. Eighth edition. New York : The Modern Language Association of America, [2016] 9781603292641
Table of Contents:
  • 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.