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MLA Technical and Research Reports

Examples of how to document the most common types of technical and research reports are illustrated in this document. However, you might need to use a reference for a source which is not listed on this document.

In such a case, refer to The MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers (Sixth Edition, New York: Modern Language Association, 2003) or the MLA Style Guide to Scholarly Publishing (Second Edition, New York: Modern Language Association, 1998). Choose the example that is most like your source and follow that format.

These examples use underlining (a remnant of typewriter technology) rather than italics for report titles. Either is correct.


GPO reports

United States. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. "Best"

Equal Employment Opportunity Policies, Programs, and Practices

in the Private Sector: Task Force Report. Washington, DC: U.S.

Government Printing Office, 1998.

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Technical or research reports

Coombs, James H. Hypertext, Full Text, and Automatic Linking. SIGIR 90.

Providence, RI: Institute for Research in Information and Scholarship, 1990.

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