MLA Style Manual and Guide to Scholarly Publishing

ISBN-10: 0873522974
ISBN-13: 9780873522977
Edition: 3rd 2008
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List price: $26.00
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Modern Language Association of America
Publication date: 1/1/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 336
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.05" tall
Weight: 1.716
Language: English

For more than half a century, the documentation style recommended by the Modern Language Association for scholarly manuscripts and student research papers has been widely adopted by academic journals, university and commercial presses, schools, college departments, and individual instructors. MLA style is used in humanities research throughout the United States and Canada and is recognized around the world.

Foreword
Preface
Scholarly Publishing
Scholars and Scholarly Publishing
Refereed and Nonrefereed Publications
Deciding to Submit a Manuscript
Placing a Manuscript with a Journal
Scholarly Journals
Types of Scholarly Articles
Selecting a Journal
Submitting a Manuscript to a Journal
Evaluation of a Manuscript
Acceptance of a Manuscript
Placing a Manuscript with a Press
Scholarly Presses
Types of Scholarly Books
Selecting a Press
Submitting a Prospectus for a Book
Submitting a Manuscript to a Press
Evaluation of a Manuscript
Acceptance of a Manuscript
Production and Publication
Copyediting
Proofreading
Preparing an Index
Design
Composition, Printing, Binding, Electronic Production
Marketing
Conclusion
Legal Issues in Scholarly Publishing
Introduction
Copyright
Development of Copyright Law in the United States
Subject Matter of Copyright
Ownership of Copyright
Co-ownership of Copyright
Works Made for Hire
Material Objects
Term of Copyright
Registration of Copyright
Copyright Notice
Renewal of Copyright
Rights of Copyright Owners
Transfers and Terminations
Fair Use of Copyrighted Works
Requesting Permission
Damages for Copyright Infringement and Attorney's Fees
International Copyright
Copyright and Computer Networks
Publishing Contracts
Books
Journal Articles and Contributions to Edited Works
Defamation
Libel
Opinion
Truth as Defense
Actual Malice
Right of Privacy
Emergence of Privacy Law
Unreasonable Publicity of Private Life
Publicity Placing Another in a False Light
Consent as Defense
Further Guidance
Basics of Scholarly Writing
Audience, Genre, and the Conventions of Scholarship
Language and Style
Spelling
Consistency and Choice of Spelling
Word Division
Plurals
Accents
Umlauts
Ligatures and Other Special Characters
Punctuation
Purpose of Punctuation
Commas
Semicolons
Colons
Dashes and Parentheses
Hyphens
Apostrophes
Quotation Marks
Square Brackets
Slashes
Periods, Question Marks, and Exclamation Points
Spacing after Concluding Punctuation Marks
Italics
Words and Letters Referred to as Words and Letters
Foreign Words in an English Text
Emphasis
Names of Persons
First and Subsequent Uses of Names
Titles of Persons
Names of Authors and Fictional Characters
Dutch and German Names
French Names
Greek Names
Hungarian Names
Italian Names
Russian Names
Spanish Names
Latin Names
Asian Names
Names in Other Languages
Capitalization
English
French
German
Italian
Portuguese
Russian
Spanish
Latin
Other Languages
Titles of Works in the Manuscript
General Guidelines
Italicized Titles
Titles in Quotation Marks
Titles and Quotations within Titles
Exceptions
Shortened Titles
Quotations
Accuracy of Quotations
Prose
Poetry
Drama
Ellipsis
Other Alterations of Sources
Punctuation with Quotations
Translations of Quotations
Numbers
Arabic Numerals
Use of Words or Numerals
Commas in Numbers
Percentages and Amounts of Money
Dates and Times of the Day
Inclusive Numbers
Roman Numerals
Romanization
Further Guidance
Preparation of Scholarly Manuscripts
Introduction
Physical Characteristics of the Printed Manuscript
Divisions of the Text
Margins
Text Formatting
Title and Author's Name
Page Numbers
Tables and Illustrations
Paper and Printing
Corrections and Revisions
Binding
Manuscripts for Publication
Preparation of Theses and Dissertations
Student Works as Professional Documents
Prescribed Guidelines
Selecting a Topic
Preparing a Prospectus
Special Format Requirements
Theses and Dissertations as Published Works
Divisions of the Text
Page Numbers
Margins
Spacing
Binding of Print Copies
Submission of Electronic Files
Publishing the Dissertation through ProQuest
Terms of Agreement
Abstract
Copyright
Permissions
Documentation: Preparating the List of Works Cited
The Purposes of Documentation
Documentation and Ethics
MLA Style
The List of Works Cited
Introduction
Placement of the List of Works Cited
Arrangement of Entries
Two or More Works by the Same Author
Two or More Works by the Same Authors
Cross-References
Citing Periodical Print Publications
Introduction
An Article in a Scholarly Journal
An Article in a Scholarly Journal That Uses Only Issue Numbers
An Article in a Scholarly Journal with More Than One Series
An Article in a Newspaper
An Article in a Magazine
A Review
An Abstract in an Abstracts Journal
An Anonymous Article
An Editorial
A Letter to the Editor
A Serialized Article
A Special Issue
Citing Nonperiodical Print Publications
Introduction
A Book by a Single Author
An Anthology or a Compilation
A Book by Two or More Authors
A Book by a Corporate Author
A Work in an Anthology
An Article in a Reference Book
An Introduction, a Preface, a Foreword, or an Afterword
An Anonymous Book
A Scholarly Edition
A Translation
An Illustrated Book or a Graphic Narrative
A Book Published in a Second or Subsequent Edition
A Multivolume Work
A Book in a Series
A Republished Book or Journal Issue
A Publisher's Imprint
A Book with Multiple Publishers
A Brochure, Pamphlet, or Press Release
A Government Publication
The Published Proceedings of a Conference
A Book in a Language Other Than English
A Book Published before 1900
A Book without Stated Publication Information or Pagination
An Unpublished Dissertation
A Published Dissertation
Citing Web Publications
Introduction
A Nonperiodical Publication
A Scholarly Journal
A Periodical Publication in an Online Database
Citing Additional Common Sources
A Television or Radio Broadcast
A Sound Recording
A Film or a Video Recording
A Performance
A Musical Score
A Work of Visual Art
An Interview
A Map or Chart
A Cartoon or Comic Strip
An Advertisement
A Lecture, a Speech, an Address, or a Reading
A Manuscript or Typescript
A Letter, a Memo, or an E-Mail Message
A Legal Source
An Article in a Microform Collection of Articles
An Article Reprinted in a Loose-Leaf Collection of Articles
A Publication on CD-ROM or DVD-ROM
A Digital File
A Work in More Than One Publication Medium
Documentation: Citing Sources in the Text
Parenthetical Documentation and the List of Works Cited
Information Required in Parenthetical Documentation
Readability
Sample References
Citing an Entire Work, Including a Work with No Page Numbers
Citing Part of a Work
Citing Volume and Page Numbers of a Multivolume Work
Citing a Work Listed by Title
Citing a Work by a Corporate Author
Citing Two or More Works by the Same Author or Authors
Citing Indirect Sources
Citing Common Literature
Citing More Than One Work in a Single Parenthetical Reference
Citing a Book with Signatures and No Page Numbers
Using Notes with Parenthetical Documentation
Content Notes
Bibliographic Notes
Abbreviations
Introduction
Time Designations
Geographic Names
Common Scholarly Abbreviations and Reference Words
Publishers' Names
Titles of Works
Bible
Works by Shakespeare
Works by Chaucer
Other Works
Names of Languages
Proofreading Symbols
Symbols Used in the Text
Symbols Used in the Margin
Sample Marked Proof
Specialized Style Manuals
Sources of Examples in 3.4-5
Index

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