Excellent resource for writing research papers.
From the back cover:
-Choosing a topic, using the library, taking notes, producing a working bibliography and an outline, writing drafts, and avoiding plagiarism;
-Spelling, punctuation, and the presentation of names, numbers, titles of works, and quotations;
-The physical format of the paper;
-Using MLA documentation style to list sources at the end of the paper;
-Citing sources in the text of the paper;
-List of notable reference works in specialized fields;
-Summary of other documentation styles;
-Sample pages from a research paper."
Contains complete info on using the style recommended by the Modern Language Assoc. for student research papers and scholarly manuscripts.
Older version, but still a great reference...any online references missing can be found online.