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MLA Style: MLA 7th Edition Books

The 7th editon of the MLA Handbook has been superceded by the 8th edition, 2016

MLA Handbook

The MLA Handbook, 7th edition, is the best source of information for writing a paper in the MLA style.   Copies are available for check out  at the WNC Library.

Finding books on the library shelves - Library of Congress Classification

Books in the library are arranged by the Library of Congress Classification System with each letter standing for a subject.  Books on writing research papers are located in the following areas:

LB2369 Education & Report Writing
PE1408 English Language & Report Writing

Books on Writing Research Papers Using the MLA Citation Style

Ballenger, Bruce. The Curious Researcher.  New York: Pearson-Longman, 2009. 

       Print. (LB 2369 .B246)

Coyle, William, and Joe Law. Research Papers. New York: Pearson-Longman, 2009. 

       Print. (LB 2369 .C65)

Gibaldi, Joseph. MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers. 7th ed. New York: Modern

       Language Association of America, 2009. Print.  (LB 2369 .M53)

Hacker, Diana, and Barbara Fisher. Research and Documentation in the Digital Age. 6th ed. Boston: Bedford/St. Martins, 2015.

       Print.  (LB 2369 .H29 2015) 

Hacker, Diana, and Nancy Sommers. The Bedford Handbook. 9th ed. Boston: Bedford/St. Martins, 2014. Print. 

       (PE 1408 .H277)

---. A Writer’s Reference. 8th ed. Boston: Bedford/St. Martins, 2014. Print. (PE 1408 .H2778)     

Heath, Marilyn. MLA Made Easy: Citation Basics for Beginners. Santa Barbara: Libraries Unlimited, 2010. Print.

       (PN 171 .F56 H43)

Lester, James D., Sr., and James D. Lester, Jr. Writing Research Papers. New York:

       Pearson-Longman, 2010. Print. (LB 2369 .L4)

Lipson, Charles. Cite Right: A Quick Guide to Citation Styles -- MLA, APA, Chicago, the Sciences, Professions,  

       and More. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2011. Print. (PN 171 .F56 L55)

Lunsford, Andrea A. The Everyday Writer. Boston: Bedford/St. Martins, 2009. Print.

       (PE 1408 .L86)

Reid, Stephen. Prentice Hall Guide for College Writers. Upper Saddle River:

       Prentice Hall, 2011. Print.   (PE 1408 .R424)

Finding Books on the Library Shelves - Tutorial

Look at the video below for a short explanation of how to locate a book on the library shelves.