According to the "MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers (7th ed.)," after including information from a laboratory handbook in a paper, reference it in text and on the Works Cited page. If the handbook is commercially published by a company with copyright and publishing information, cite it as a published book. If an individual or department within a school prepared the handbook for classes, cite it as an unpublished source.
After discussing material from any lab handbook, include an in-text citation within parentheses. Insert the author and the page number; for instance: (Department of Biology 21). If you mention the author in text, omit the name from the parentheses.
Works Cited Page
For a published handbook, begin with the author's name. For an individual, use the last name, a comma and the first name. Add a period. Insert the italicized title. Add a period. List the publication location, a colon, the publisher, a comma, the year and a period. Identify the medium, such as "Print" without quotation marks. Add a period; for instance: BioWorks. Biology Lab Manual. New York: BioWorks, 2010. Print. For an unpublished handbook, begin with the author as you would for an unpublished work. Put the title and a period inside quotation marks. List "Lab handbook" without quotation marks. Add a period. Identify the organization connected to the handbook. Add a period. Include the organization's location and a period. List the handbook's date. Add a period. If no date is available, use "n.d." without quotation marks. Insert the medium, such as "Web" without quotation marks and a period; for example: Department of Biology. "Lab Manual for Bio 202." Lab handbook. Best College. New York. 2012. Web.
Style Your World With Color
Barack Obama's signature color may bring presidential power to your wardrobe.View Article
See if her signature black pairs well with your personal style.View Article
Explore a range of cool greys with the year's top colors.View Article
See how the colors in your closet help determine your mood.View Article
- Jupiterimages/Brand X Pictures/Getty Images