MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers

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Modern Language Association of America, 1999 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 332 pages
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For nearly half a century, the style recommended by the Modern Language Association for scholarly manuscripts and student research papers has been widely adopted and required not only by journals and presses but also by schools, departments, and individual instructors. Since the publication of the first edition in 1977, the MLA Handbook has sold over five million copies worldwide.

The fifth edition of the MLA Handbook is revamped for the Internet age. A complete toolbox for online research, this edition offers guidance in
-- finding research materials online
-- judging the quality of information on the Internet
-- using expanded and updated MLA formats to document a wide variety of online sources
-- preparing texts in electronic form

The MLA Handbook's authoritative guidelines on research practices and MLA style are enhanced in other ways. New topics have been added, and citation examples, the list of suggested writing guides, and the appendix of reference works by field have been expanded and updated.

The fifth edition serves as both a classroom text and a reference book for students and writers to use independently. Teachers and students of writing, literature, languages, philosophy, and other humanities fields will find this guide indispensable.

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User Review  - LisaMaria_C - LibraryThing

When I was in college this was the standard for research papers. And I'd agree it's much easier to use and more lucid than the Blue Book I'd later have to use for legal citations. It's true though ... Read full review

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User Review  - TheBooknerd - LibraryThing

As an English major, this book was essential. I used it more than any other reference book, so much that I regret not purchasing it the minute I signed up for my first college class. This book had all the answers, even those to questions I'd never thought to ask. Read full review

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Joseph Gibaldi's books include Approaches to Teaching Chaucer's Canterbury Tales (1980), Introduction to Scholarship in Modern Languages and Literatures (1992, 2nd edition), and MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers (2003, 6th edition).

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