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MLA 7th ed

  1. 1. MLA Citation Guide Book Okuda, Michael, and Denise Okuda. Star Trek Chronology: The History of the Future. New York: Pocket, 1993. Print Compiled by: Catherine and Pierre B. D .L. T his guide is based on the MLA Handbook (7th ed.) that was published in 2009 and The OWL at Purdue Follow these color codes: Author Title of Book Title of Article Title of Periodical Volume Place of Publication Publisher Date Medium of Publication Pages Parenthetical (in-text) (Okuda 31)
  2. 2. MLA Basic In-Text Citation Rules
  3. 3. Basic In-Text Citation Rules MLA format follows the author-page method of in-text citation What’s required ?   The author’s name (or title if no author is given). Page number(s) in parentheses at the end of the sentence.   Parenthetical (in-text) Human beings have been described as "symbol-using animals" (Burke 3).
  4. 4. Parenthetical reference – citation information (page number and/or author’s name) provided in parentheses at the end of the sentence. Signal phrase – when you put the author’s name first to introduce the information. Works Cited: Wordsworth, William. Lyrical Ballads . London: Oxford U.P., 1967. Print Parenthetical (in-text) Wordsworth stated that Romantic poetry was marked by a "spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings" (263). Parenthetical (in-text) Romantic poetry is characterized by the "spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings" (Wordsworth 263 )
  5. 5. Paraphrasing Parenthetical (in-text) Wordsworth extensively explored the role of emotion in the creative process (263).
  6. 6. Long Quotations If a quotation is more than four lines when typed into your paper, begin the quotation double-spaced on a new line that is indented by 2.5cm (1 inch). The quotation should be double-spaced. Do not use quotation marks. Also note that the period is placed before the parenthetical citation For example: Parenthetical (in-text) I ran, twisting, and turning through the trees like a Cooper's hawk, and occasionally riding a free fifty feet downhill on an aspen sapling. Dad gave me a resounding slap, and Mother hugged me until she cried. I led them proudly up the mountain. (George 175)
  7. 7. Book – no author or Editor A Book of Boy’s Stories. London: Blackie, 1937. Print. Book – Multiple Authors (More than three) Unsworth, Len, et al. Children’s Literature and Computer-Based Teaching. Maidenhead: Open UP, 2005. Print. Parenthetical (in-text) (Unsworth et al. 105) Parenthetical (in-text) ( A Book of Boy’s Stories 20) Parenthetical (in-text) ( Messenger and Bruyn 30 )
  8. 8. Encyclopedia Article   Horn, Maurice. "Flash Gordon." The World Encyclopedia of Comics .        Ed. Maurice Horn. 2 vols. New York: Chelsea, 1976. Print. or Bergmann, Peter G.. “Relativity." The New Encyclopedia Britannica : Macropaedia. 15 th ed. 29 vols. Chicago: Britannica, 1976. Print. Book Article or Chapter James, Nancy E. "Two Sides of Paradise: The Eden Myth According to        Kirk and Spock." Spectrum of the Fantastic . Ed. Donald Palumbo.        Westport: Greenwood, 1988. 219-223. Print. Parenthetical (in-text) (Horn 105) (Bergmann 403) Parenthetical (in-text) (James 220-221)
  9. 9. Journal Article Wilcox, Rhonda V. "Shifting Roles and Synthetic Women in Star       Trek: The Next Generation." Studies in Popular Culture 13.2 (1991): 53-65. Print Newspaper or Magazine Article Di Rado, Alicia. "Trekking through College: Classes Explore Modern       Society Using the World of Star Trek." Los Angeles Times 15 Mar.       1995: A3. Print. Parenthetical (in-text) (Di Rado A3) Parenthetical (in-text) (Wilcox 51)
  10. 10. Website <ul><li>Lynch, Tim. &quot;DSN Trials and Tribble-ations Review.&quot; Psi Phi: Bradley‘s Science Fiction Club. Bradley University. Web. 8 Oct. 1997 . </li></ul>Parenthetical (in-text) (Lynch)
  11. 11. Newspaper or Magazine Article on the Internet Andreadis, Athena. &quot;The Enterprise Finds Twin Earths Everywhere It Goes, But Future Colonizers of Distant Planets Won't Be So Lucky.&quot; Astronomy Jan. 1999: 64-  . Web 7 Feb. 1999 Online Film or Film Clip (e.g. YouTube) “ Hurricane Katrina: The Drive: New Orleans Lower 9 th Ward&quot; YouTube . New Orleans Video Access Center, 16 June 2006. Web. 13 Nov. 2009.             Online Resources Parenthetical (in-text) (Andreadis 105) Parenthetical (in-text) It is confirmed by the film “Hurricane Katrina: The Drive.”
  12. 12. Kunka, Jennifer L, and Joe Barbato. “MLA Formatting and Style Guide .” The OWL at Purdue . Purdue University. 2007. Web. 14 Nov. 2007 Works Cited