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Saturday, March 14, 2009

Time to update those pamphlets . . .

. . . MLA has released a new edition.

Even in citations, print is the default no more. The seventh edition of the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers, released Tuesday, states that the Modern Language Association no longer recognizes print as the default medium, and suggests that the medium of publication should be included in each works cited entry.

I haven't seen the whole thing, but the changes sound pretty good. As usual, the OWL at Purdue already has a good summary of the changes:
  • No more underlining!
  • No more URLs!
  • Continuous Pagination? Who cares?
  • Publication Medium
  • New Abbreviations

2 comments:

  1. thanks for posting, Andrew!

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  2. Anonymous12:38 PM

    Sometimes the most important news doesn't make it into the daily paper, I guess.

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