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The Complete Idiot’s Guide™ to Writing Well by Laurie E. Rozakis

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Appendix B. Documentation Format

Documentation Format

MLA Documentation

The Modern Language Association (MLA) uses internal documentation in place of footnotes and endnotes, embedding the reference in the text of the paper. As you learned in Part 4, “Just Shoot Me Now: Research Papers and Term Papers,” you usually need to include only the author's last name (or the title, if the source does not have a credited author) and the page number in an internal documentation.

Following are the standard MLA formats for a Works Cited page. Remember to use MLA style-formatting for papers in the humanities (English, literature, composition, and rhetoric).

Citing Books

The basic citation ...

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