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Mla style structure in a business research paper

Mla style structure in a business research paper

Sep 08, 2012 - Posted to  Research Paper Writing
Deciding to use MLA style structure in your Business research paper depends on the academic requirements of your institution of learning. A Business research paper just like any other research paper requires that all sources used within the paper be cited. The citing can take place in the form of in-text referencing and the bibliography. The basic MLA structure of a Business research paper takes the following format:
MLA cited entries have three basic elements: the authors, book title and all the publication information. Basically all the elements in the reference are separated with a period and a single space. Other elements usually come into play when it has to do with on-line materials and articles in an edited book. These are the basic ways of organizing your MLA style structure of a Business research paper.

Author or Authors

It is important to list the author or authors and in some cases any editor involved in the work in the order or the format in which they are listed in the titled documents. The information must be present in the title page of the document being referenced. All first names, middle names, and initials should be included. The first author in the series should be listed by last name first followed by a comma, a space and the rest of the author's other names. Other authors should also follow the same format except they should be separated by a comma and end with a period.
For business research works, of more than three authors or editors, the correct format will be to write only the name of the first author. Followed by a comma and "et al". "Et al" is a Latin word that means "and others"
In a situation that a work is published by an organization as the author, the organisation's name must be in full. If no author or organization was given, the name of the title of the book or work cited should be moved forward to take the place of the author or organizations name.
If you cited an author twice and it happens that the author wrote two books which you used as your sources, it is best to list the full name of the author in the first entry. In subsequent entries, type three hyphens and a period in place of the name. The three hyphens represent the names of the preceding author. Any experienced eye going through the reference would be able to recognize this.

TITLE

It is best to give the full names of the works cited including any subtitles. Subtitles are separated from the main title into a colon and a singular space. The first and last words in a title and subtitle should be capitalized.
Wysocki, Anne Frances, Johndan Johnson-Eilola, Cynthia L. Selfe, and Geoffrey Sirc. Writing New Media: Theory and Applications for Expanding the Teaching of Composition. Logan: Utah State UP, 2004. Print.

Publication information

The date format includes the year and in some cases the month and day of publication. All months should be abbreviated with the exceptions of May, June, and July. Page numbers should not be indicated with any form of abbreviation like p. Or pp. Write out the numbers in full in this way 66-103 instead of 66-03.

SAMPLE CITATION

Single author

Mathew, Kent. Concise Principles of Marketing. New York: Better Press, 2010. Print.

Multiple authors

Karl, Price, Kelly Pierce, Bullock Lamb and Diana Ross. Building the Future. London: University Press, 2008. Print.
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