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librarian references bibliography

librarian references bibliography

Strangely, I actually need the 6th edition format for this though I doubt it differs in surprising ways from the 7th ed version. Owls a great resource, but it lacks anything more specific than a legal document.

posted by activitystory at 2:42 PM on September 15, 2009

I just paged through a 6th edition MLA Handbook. There were recommendations for legal sources and government publications, but I didnt see any guidelines for the kind of filings youre talking about. The Handbook does refer users to The Blue Book for any legal citations beyond a few very basic examples of statutes and court cases. So I think the resolution is that there is no proper MLA format for citing SEC filings which dont tend to come up very frequently in the field of modern languages, I would imagine, but Blue Book citations should be acceptable in a paper thats otherwise done in MLA style.

posted by Orinda at 3:52 PM on September 15, 2009

Have you tried Easybib? Its the 7th edition, but It does have more specific choices that might be helpful.

posted by caroljean63 at 6:13 PM on September 15, 2009

Bluebook it.

posted by Ironmouth at 7:47 PM on September 15, 2009

I would follow the lead of Harvard Business School and APA style and create your own citation template according to the standard formats of MLA style. It is always better to provide readers with too much rather than too little source information. As Orinda says, SEC filings probably dont come up that often in MLAformatted papers. APA or Chicago as appropriate.

Also, this example of an MLA citation for a 10K ought to be of use: Mergent Online about half way down the list.

posted by zachlipton at 8:51 PM on September 15, 2009 1 favorite

Way to go zachlipton! I completely agree with everything you said and was just about to post the very links you picked myself! Great minds think alike I suppose. :

Also Easybib DOES have the 6th edition on the site. You just have to click the box for it. Although it only offers a few government OR report choices, you can still get an idea.

Still, Id go with the Mergent Online. Dont do a text search for 10K though. Look for Report or SEC. There is no 10K at all on the page, but its implied.