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  • 1. MLA Format: The Important Things to Know
  • 2. When you report on research, you must explain where you got your information, so that
  • 3. your reader can check to see if you are right.
  • 4. On the last page of your paper, you list all your sources of information. In MLA format, this is called your “Works Cited” page. Go to http://laneyeslwriting6.kern.org Click on “Formats” and then “Samples of MLA, APA and Chicago Formats”
  • 5. Then, in the body of your paper, you provide in-text citations. http://www.bedfordstmartins.com/hacker/pdf/mla.pdf
  • 6. The in-text citations show the reader where to look for the source on your “Works Cited” list. http://www.bedfordstmartins.com/hacker/pdf/mla.pdf
  • 7. The important thing is to make it easy for your reader to find the source on the “Works Cited” list. http://www.bedfordstmartins.com/hacker/pdf/mla. pdf
  • 8. For this reason, your in-text citation must begin with the same words that begin your entry on the “Works Cited” list. http://www.bedfordstmartins.com/hacker/pdf/mla.pdf
  • 9. Now we will look at some basic models for the entries on your “Works Cited” list. http://laneyeslwriting6.kern.org Click on “Formats,” the click on “Instructions for APA and MLA Format .”
  • 10. Here is the model for a book:
  • 11. Lastname, Firstname. Title of Book . Place of Publication: Publisher, Year of Publication.
  • 12.  
  • 13. Alvarez, Julia. How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents . Place of Publication: Publisher, Year of Publication.
  • 14. For the rest of the information, look at the other side of the title page: http://www.amazon.com/gp/reader/0452287073/ref=sib_dp_pt/103-4035122-8477428#
  • 15. Alvarez, Julia. How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents . New York: Penguin Putnam Inc., 1992.
  • 16. Tips to remember: *Copy the punctuation exactly. *If information is missing, leave it out and go on to the next thing.
  • 17. Here is the model for periodical (a newspaper or magazine): http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/557/08/
  • 18.  
  • 19. "Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi.” Time 30 June 1947:1.
  • 20. Notice that: *All dates are in MLA format. *If you don’t know the author, you omit it and go to the title.
  • 21. Here is the model for a page on a Web site: http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/557/09/
  • 22. Stolley, Karl. &quot;MLA Formatting and Style Guide.&quot; The OWL at Purdue . 10 May 2006. Purdue University Writing Lab. 12 May 2006 <http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/557/01/>.
  • 23. Now, let’s try it: http://www.coreknowledge.org/CK/about/articles/fair.htm
  • 24. Here is the model for an article from a library database: http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/557/09/
  • 25. Author. &quot;Title of Article.&quot; Periodical Name Volume Number (if necessary) Publication Date: page number-page number. Database name. Service name. Library Name, City, State. Date of access <electronic address of the database>.
  • 26. Here is an example:
  • 27. Smith, Martin. &quot;World Domination for Dummies.&quot; Journal of Despotry Feb. 2000: 66-72. Expanded Academic ASAP. Gale Group Databases. Purdue University Libraries, West Lafayette, IN. 19 Feb. 2003 <http://www.infotrac.galegroup.com>.
  • 28. Now, let’s try it: Go to http://laneyeslwriting6.kern.org Click on “Libraries,” then on “Laney College Library,” then on “Articles and Information,” then on “Academic OneFile.” If you need the username, it is oakl75399.
  • 29. Choose an article, for example: Do a basic search for “Randy Moore, and select the first article that comes up:
  • 30. Jensen, Philip A. and Randy Moore. &quot;Students' Behaviors, Grades & Perceptions in an Introductory Biology Course.” The American Biology Teacher. 70.8 October 2008:483(5). Academic Onefile. Gale Group Data Bases. Laney College Library, Oakland, CA. 20 November 2008 <http://find.galegroup.com>.
  • 31. When do you need to cite? *any direct quotation
  • 32. *Any idea that you got from another author . *Any figures or statistics.
  • 33. If you paraphrase another author, provide a citation!
  • 34. If you use another author’s exact words , use quotation marks and provide a citation!