FREN 720: Introduction to Graduate Studies in French: MLA and Other Writing Sources

An introduction to library and other research resources for graduate students in French literature.

MLA Handbook

The MLA Style Center  Writing resources from the Modern Language Association

The website for MLA (Modern Language Association)

Chicago style manual

Citing your Sources

Publishing your Research

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What is a Literature Review?

literature review surveys scholarly articles, books and other sources (e.g. dissertations, conference proceedings) relevant to a particular issue, area of research, or theory, providing a description, summary, and critical evaluation of each work. The purpose is to offer an overview of significant literature published on a topic.

What is an Annotated Bibliography?

How to Prepare an Annotated Bibliography (Olin Library Reference,Research & Learning Services, Cornell University Library,Ithaca, NY, USA)

An annotated bibliography is a list of citations to books, articles, and documents. Each citation is followed by a brief (usually about 150 words) descriptive and evaluative paragraph, the annotation. The purpose of the annotation is to inform the reader of the relevance, accuracy, and quality of the sources cited.

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