A Guide to MLA Documentation: With an Appendix on APA Style

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Houghton Mifflin, 1999 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 50 pages
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A guide to the documentation system of the Modern Language Association. It includes numerous examples, a sample research paper, an updated appendix on American Psychological Association (APA) style, and hints on such topics as taking notes and avoiding plagiarism.

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User Review  - sealford - LibraryThing

This is a quick and easy "cheat book" that lays out the fundamentals of MLA documentation without the bulkiness that similar books have. A must for English majors and other college students alike. MLA ... Read full review


Preparing the List of Works Cited
Documenting Sources
Using Notes and Parenthetical References

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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.

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