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How to find the ENGL 0130 (Lau) course guide:
Topic: Choose a Canadian author from the list provided on the assignment sheet.
Works Cited (bibliography): MLA 9th edition style
Something written by your author, such as a novel, poem, story, play, essay, memoir, or a collection of these.
Research and criticism about the primary sources, or about the author of the primary source.
Scholarly Articles and Books
What is peer-review?
When a source has been peer-reviewed it has undergone the review and scrutiny of a review board of colleagues in the author's field. They evaluate this source as part of the body of research for a particular discipline and make recommendations regarding its publication in a journal, revisions prior to publication, or, in some cases, they will reject its publication.
|Academic / Scholarly/ Peer- reviewed
|Popular / Trade
|Expert in the field
|Journalist / Professional Writer
|Reviewed by other experts (peers)
|Reviewed by an editor
|Audience / Language
|Written for scholars and students; uses academic language
|Written for the general public or professionals; uses everyday language
|Original research and criticism; uses previous research literature for background
|News and practical information; uses a variety of sources for background
|Sometimes, rarely, or never
Recognizing Journal Articles
What distinguishes a scholarly source from a popular, non-scholarly source? Quickly skim the following sources.
Open Paragraphs Don't Always Have to Be Exciting: Non-Scholarly, Popular Source
“This Is Not Enough”: Gesturing Beyond the Aesthetics of Failure in Alice Munro’s “Material”: Scholarly Source (be sure to skim the Full Article via link provided)
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Search #1 - Primary Sources
Search #2 - Encylopedias (Secondary Sources)
Search #3 - Scholarly Articles (Secondary Sources)
MRU Resources Available for MLA
Key example references from the MRU MLA Library Guide:
(Remember to apply rules for multiple authors and for online versions).
This image highlights the common layout of publication information for a print book, as displayed in MRU's LibrarySearch results screens. For a book in hand, this information will usually be on the back (or verso) of the title page.
Note that for ebooks, MLA also requires the titile of the database or second container.