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unit in GNED 104 course at Morrisville State College.

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  • Citing Resources Creating a Works Cited Page MLA Format
  • Why Cite Resources?
    • So you and others can find your sources.
    • Give credit where credit is due.
    • Show that you didn’t plagiarize work of others.
    • Others can verify your claims or information.
    • Required for your paper or assignment.
  • MLA Format -- Basic Rules
    • Basic Format: Author’s Name. Title of Item . Publication Information
    • List in alphabetical order. Double space each entry.
    • Underline or italicize titles of books and periodicals.
    • Start each cite at the margin; indent rest five spaces.
    • Authors’ names are last name first for first author only. If more than one, rest are first name then last name for remaining authors. Separate each using a comma (,).
  • Additional Rules for Online Sources
    • 1. Title of the project or database (underlined)
    • 2. Name of the editor of the project or database (if given)
    • 3. Electronic publication information, including version number (if relevant and if not part of the title), date of electronic publication or of the latest update, and name of any sponsoring institution or organization
    • 4. Date of access and electronic address
    • If you cannot find some of this information, cite what is available.
    What to include in a citation for any online source
  • Books
    • Generic Format :
    • LastName, FirstName. Title of Book . City: Publisher, Year.
    • One Author:
    • Neuman, Alfred E. Mad World . New York: Free Press, 2001.
    • Two or Three Authors:
    • Seville, Alvin, Theodore Seville, and Simon Seville. The Real Story of Alvin and the Chipmunks . Los Angeles: Nuts Press,1995.
    • Corporate Author:
    • Exxon Corporation. Exxon Valdez . Juneau: Polar, 1994.
    • Editor:
    • Lauren, Ralph, ed. No Fashion . London: Time, 1995.
  • Encyclopedia or Other Reference Work
    • Print with Author:
    • Plowhorse, O. Nag. “Farming.” World Book . 1945 ed.
    • Online:
    • “ Agriculture, History of”. Encyclopedia Britannica Online . Encyclopedia Britannica. 29 Nov. 1999 <http://search.eb.com/bol/topic?tmap_id=3713000&tmap_typ=aa>
  • Articles
    • Default Format for Print:
    • LastName, FirstName. “Title of Article.” Title of Magazine Day Month Year: Pages.
    • Magazines, Newspapers or Journals in Print:
    • Leland, John. “More Buck for the Bang: How Sex on the Internet has Transformed the Business of Pornography.” Newsweek International . 11Oct.1999: 73.
    • Default Format for Online:
    • LastName, FirstName. “Title of Article.” Title of Magazine .Day Month Year: Pages.<internet address>
    • Magazines, Newspapers or Journals Online:
    • Leland, John. “More Buck for the Bang: How Sex on the Internet has Transformed the Business of Pornography.” Newsweek International . 11Oct.1999: 73. 28 Nov. 1999. <http://web5.infotrac.galegroup.com/itw/session/> Article A56023042.
  • Non-Print: Recordings
    • Default Sound (audiocassette, CD, record):
    • Artist. Title . Format. Publisher, Year.
    • Example:
    • MacDonald, Donald. Old MacDonald . Compact Disc. Barn Yard Records, 1998.
    • Default Videotape, Video Disc or Film:
    • Title . Dir. Name of Director. Format. Publisher, Year.
    • Example:
    • Old MacDonald . Dir. Donald MacDonald, Digital Video Disc. Barn Yard Videos, 1998.
  • World Wide Web
    • Generic Format:
    • Author, Title of Site . Date Created or Updated. Sponsoring Site or Location. Date Accessed. <internet address>
    • Example:
    • Drew, Wilfred. Not Just Cows: Guide to Agriculture and Agricultural Resources on the Internet and the World Wide Web . 21 Nov. 1999. SUNY Morrisville College of Agriculture and Technology. 29 Sept. 2001. <http://www.morrisville.edu/~drewwe/njc/>
  • For More Information and Other Citation Formats
    • Weiler, Angela. Help With your Bibliography: MLA Style . Morrisville, NY: SUNY Morrisville Library. Nov. 1999. (Blue Handout)
    • Gibladi, Joseph. MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers . 5th ed. New York: Modern Language Association, 1999. (Reference Collection on 1st Floor -- Ref LB2369 .G53 1999)
    • Weiler, Angela. Help With your Bibliography: APA Style . Morrisville, NY: SUNY Morrisville Library. Nov. 1999. (Pink Handout)
    • Publication manual of the American Psychological Association . 4th ed.Washington, DC : American Psychological Association. 1994. (Reference Collection on 1st Floor -- Ref BF76.7 .P83 1994)