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MLA (named for the Modern Language Assocaition) style is used for the humanities like:
MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers
How to Cite Sources in MLA
MLA Annotated Bibliography
What is an Annotated Bibliography?
- Some annotations are merely descriptive, summarizing the authors' qualifications, research methods, and arguments. Your professor might also ask you to identify the authors' theoretical frameworks.
- Many annotations evaluate the quality of scholarship in a book or article. You might want to consider the logic of authors' arguments, and the quality of their evidence. Your findings can be positive, negative, or mixed.
- Your professor might also want you to explain why the source is relevant to your assignment.
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In-Text Citation in MLA
“A brief reference (consisting of the author’s last name and a page number), to a source within the body of a scholarly work that will be more fully described in the references section.”
Every cited reference must have a corresponding entry in the Works Cited list.