MLA CitationsH OW TO C ITE Y OURB OOK AND I NTERNET S OURCES
What is MLA? Stands for Modern Language Association Citation style for English subjects Other citation styles include: APA (American Psychological Assocation) Psychology, economics, business, nursing Chicago History
Two Main Parts In-text citations Appear in your paper and give credit to the author Bookending or “citation sandwiches” Works Cited page Listsall your sources at the end of your paper
In-text Citation ExamplesAccording to the American HeartAssociation’s website, eating salty foodscan increase a person’s risk of heartdisease (www.heart.org).In her book, Eating Right, Dr. MarieMiller explains that eating salty foodscan lead to heart disease (182).
In-text CitationsRemember:1. Book titles = italicized Harry Potter, Elements of Literature2. Articles = quotation marks “New Star Discovered”3. The period ALWAYS stays at the end of your bookend. According to Sawyer, the nation was in trouble (182).
Works Cited PageCiting a book:Last name, First name. Title of Book. City ofPublication: Publisher, Year of Publication.Medium of Publication.Example:Henley, Patricia. The Hummingbird House.Denver: MacMurray, 1999. Print.
Works Cited PageCiting a website:Editor/author name(if available). Name of Site.Name of sponsor or publisher, date of creation (ifavailable). Medium of publication. Date youvisited website.Example:The Purdue OWL Family of Sites. The WritingLab and OWL at Purdue and Purdue U, 2008.Web. 27 Nov. 2012.
Works Cited PageCiting a website:No publisher = “n.p.”No date = “n.d.”Date is written as day, month, and year: Example: 27 Nov. 2012
Try It Yourself! Book Author: Jane Harriet Title: Carrying the Burden Place published: New York Publisher/Sponsor: Madison Publishing Date of creation: 1977 Medium of publication: Print
Try It Yourself! Website Author: Naomi Pasachoff Page title: Marie Curie: Her Story in Brief Sponsor: The Center for History of Physics Date published: no specific date given Medium of publication: Web Date accessed: Today