This is a short presentation of the main research methods, as they apply to social science.
– Why Should I Care?
Some journals (and academics in that same field) use the MLA style, which is useful to know.
- The Basics
MLA stands for Modern Literature Association. This group of “English Lit” professors share a common style for the publishing of papers, which are fiction, and usually prose.
It is known to be a very short format, without a cover page, which saves trees.
The style is also used by many historians, anthropologists, and many other disciplines in the humanities. If the text is not fiction, there is a specific style for citations (paraphrase and quote).
- The Format
- The Bibliography
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