Here are sample MLA research papers to illustrate the MLA 7th edition guidelines.
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Modern Language Association (MLA) style requires the writer to document their sources in two connected, equally important ways.
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Basic Rules for citing in MLA
Alphabetize citation list. Do not consider A, An or The at the beginning of a title.
Double space work cited page.
Italicize titles, including any subtitle(s).
Capitalize words First, Last and all Principal words in titles.
Article or books without an author or editor, begin the entry with the title.
Create hanging indents for records longer than one line. (keyboard shortcut: Control + T)
Online sources: citations include publication date for source and the date you accessed them (keep track of dates you visit web sites)
Abbreviating in-text citations
When working on Professor Harris' research paper assignments, in-text abbreviations will be abbreviated after the first appearance in the research paper.
For instance, (Jones, Harris & Young 19) would be used for the first in-text reference to this article. All subsequent appearances in the paper would then be abbreviated to (Jones19). This will be done to give you more opportunity as a writer to get your point accross and still stay within the 1,000 or 2,000 word limit for your research assignment.
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