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A Guide to MLA Documentation


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Acknowledgements. 1. Implications for Your Research and Composing. Evaluating Resources. Compiling Source Information. Taking Notes. Quoting Sources. Summarizing and Paraphrasing Sources. Avoiding Plagiarism. 2. Documenting Sources. Preparing the List of Works Cited. Using the Core Elements to Create Works-Cited Entries. Sample Entries: Books in Print. Sample Entries: Articles in Print Periodicals. Sample Entries: Online Publications. Sample Entries: Miscellaneous Sources. Using Notes. Abbreviations for MLA Documentation. 3. Annotated Student Research Paper: "The Perils of the Second Shift: Navigating Work Family Conflict in the 21st Century," by Nichole Pena. Index.

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Joseph F. Trimmer is Professor of English Emeritus and Director Emeritus 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."

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