MLA 2009<br />Liza Palmer, Randall Library<br />January 14, 2010<br />
Liza’s Contact Info<br />Office Hours: <br />Randall #2080	M 3-5pm<br />CAB #1048		W 4-5pm<br />Email:	palmerl@uncw.edu<br...
Overview of Workshop<br />MLA Style<br />MLA Paper Format<br />MLA Citing Sources<br />Quotations<br />Works Cited List (W...
Caveats<br />MLA manual (7th edition) is always chief source of information<br />Your professor grades your work – not me<...
MLA Style<br />Created by the Modern Language Association<br />7th edition<br />Tends to be the default citation system<br...
MLA Handbook<br />Randall Library has multiple copies at the Reference Desk<br />Call Number:   LB2369 .G53 2009  <br />Li...
MLA Paper Format<br />Chapter 4 of 7th edition<br />Word process or type paper<br />use standard font (like Times New Roma...
MLA Paper Format, cont.<br />Margins<br />one inch all the way around (N.B. this is not the default in Microsoft Word)<br ...
MLA Paper Format, cont.<br />Heading & Title<br />no title page<br />instead, put name, instructor’s name, course number, ...
MLA Citing Sources<br />Chapter 6 of 7th edition<br />Parenthetical references in text (as opposed to endnotes or footnote...
MLA Citing Sources, cont.<br />Use following format<br />(author name page number)<br />http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/...
MLA Citing Sources, cont.<br />Examples from handbook (216)<br />Tannen has argued his point (178-85).<br />This point has...
MLA Citing Sources, cont.<br />Examples from handbook (216)<br />Others, like Jakobson and Waugh (210-15), hold the opposi...
MLA Citing Sources, cont.<br />Examples from handbook (217)<br />It may be true, as Robertson maintains, that “in the appr...
Quotations<br />Chapter 3 of 7th edition (start page 92)<br />Punctuation<br />If quote formally introduced, use colon<br ...
Quotations, cont.<br />Ellipsis<br />. . . (“three periods with a space before each and a space after the last”)<br />Use ...
Works Cited Page<br />Chapter 5 of 7th edition<br />ALWAYS want to credit works that have directly or indirectly influence...
Works Cited Page, cont.<br />Format<br />Alphabetize by author’s last name (or by title of work, if no author)<br />Use le...
Understanding citation components <br />Randall Library catalog record<br />http://uncclc.coast.uncwil.edu/record=b1727512...
Book by single author (nonperiodical)<br />Format<br />Author’s name.  Title of book.  Publication <br />     information....
Chapter from a book (nonperiodical)<br />Examples<br />Franco, Veronica.  “To the Painter Jacopo <br />     Tintoretto.”  ...
No information available<br />Use these abbreviations<br />n.p. 		No place of publication given<br />n.p. 		No publisher g...
Scholarly Periodical <br />Format<br />Author’s name.  “Title of the article.”  Publication <br />     information.<br />E...
Article from a magazine<br />Example<br />Mehta, Pratap Bhanu.  “Exploding Myths.”  <br />New Republic 6 June 1998:  17-19...
Article from a database<br />Example<br />“Cooling Trend in Antarctica.”  Futurist May-<br />     June 2002:  15.  Academi...
Website<br />Format<br />Name of author.  Title of work (italicized, or in quotes if part of a larger work).  Title of the...
Further information<br />7th edition of MLA Style Guide<br />University Learning Center:  Writing Services<br />http://www...
Any questions?<br />
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  1. 1. MLA 2009<br />Liza Palmer, Randall Library<br />January 14, 2010<br />
  2. 2. Liza’s Contact Info<br />Office Hours: <br />Randall #2080 M 3-5pm<br />CAB #1048 W 4-5pm<br />Email: palmerl@uncw.edu<br />Phone: 910-962-4234<br />AIM: lizajpalmer<br />http://library.uncw.edu/web/faculty/palmerl/index.html<br />
  3. 3. Overview of Workshop<br />MLA Style<br />MLA Paper Format<br />MLA Citing Sources<br />Quotations<br />Works Cited List (Works Consulted)<br />Questions<br />
  4. 4. Caveats<br />MLA manual (7th edition) is always chief source of information<br />Your professor grades your work – not me<br />Recommendation that you work also with the University Learning Center<br />
  5. 5. MLA Style<br />Created by the Modern Language Association<br />7th edition<br />Tends to be the default citation system<br />Offers guidelines on the entire writing process<br />
  6. 6. MLA Handbook<br />Randall Library has multiple copies at the Reference Desk<br />Call Number:  LB2369 .G53 2009  <br />Link: http://uncclc.coast.uncwil.edu/record=b2121197~S4<br />Randall Library has some older editions available to check out<br />Online guide<br />http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/01/<br />
  7. 7. MLA Paper Format<br />Chapter 4 of 7th edition<br />Word process or type paper<br />use standard font (like Times New Roman) and font size (12 point)<br />do not justify your paper at the right margin<br />turn off automatic hyphenation feature<br />Use 8.5 x 11 paper <br />
  8. 8. MLA Paper Format, cont.<br />Margins<br />one inch all the way around (N.B. this is not the default in Microsoft Word)<br />indent the first word of every paragraph by one-half inch (or five spaces)<br />indent offset quotes by one inch (10 spaces)<br />Spacing<br />double spaced throughout, including works cited page<br />leave one space after a period (unless prof specifies two)<br />
  9. 9. MLA Paper Format, cont.<br />Heading & Title<br />no title page<br />instead, put name, instructor’s name, course number, and date at top of page – flush with left margin & double spaced <br />after a double space, center your title – do not underline or put in quotes unless referencing a title<br />Page Numbers<br />flush with right margin<br />last name page number (i.e. Smith 1)<br />Example<br />
  10. 10. MLA Citing Sources<br />Chapter 6 of 7th edition<br />Parenthetical references in text (as opposed to endnotes or footnotes)<br />Used when PARAPHRASING and when DIRECTLY QUOTING<br />Must clearly point to works listed in bibliography or works cited page<br />
  11. 11. MLA Citing Sources, cont.<br />Use following format<br />(author name page number)<br />http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/02/<br />Remember, direct relation between your text and the parenthetical reference – no need to duplicate info<br />Place them where a pause would naturally occur<br />If they occur at the end of your sentence, period comes after parenthetical reference<br />
  12. 12. MLA Citing Sources, cont.<br />Examples from handbook (216)<br />Tannen has argued his point (178-85).<br />This point has already been argued (Tannen 178-85).<br />
  13. 13. MLA Citing Sources, cont.<br />Examples from handbook (216)<br />Others, like Jakobson and Waugh (210-15), hold the opposite point of view.<br />Others hold the opposite point of view (e.g. Jakobson and Waugh 210-15).<br />
  14. 14. MLA Citing Sources, cont.<br />Examples from handbook (217)<br />It may be true, as Robertson maintains, that “in the appreciation of medieval art the attitude of the observer is of primary importance…” (136).<br />It may be true that “in the appreciation of art the attitude of the observer is of primary importance…” (Robertson 136).<br />
  15. 15. Quotations<br />Chapter 3 of 7th edition (start page 92)<br />Punctuation<br />If quote formally introduced, use colon<br />If quote is integrated into a sentence, use comma or nothing<br />Use double quotation marks for main quotes<br />Use single quotation marks for quotes within quotes<br />Short quotes vs. long quotes<br />If quote is more than four lines long, offset it<br />Maintain double spacing<br />Indent 10 spaces from left margin<br />Do not use quotation marks<br />In this instance, the period will come before the parenthetical reference<br />
  16. 16. Quotations, cont.<br />Ellipsis<br />. . . (“three periods with a space before each and a space after the last”)<br />Use when deleting words or truncating quotes<br />Be fair to the original work (do not pervert its meaning)<br />But also pay attention to the “grammatical integrity of your work”<br />If the ellipsis is at the end of your sentence, use four periods<br />Adding/Altering words<br />Place new word or words in brackets []<br />This signals to your reader that you have made a change to the source text<br />[sic]<br />Use when there is an error in the original source text that you have had to reproduce<br />
  17. 17. Works Cited Page<br />Chapter 5 of 7th edition<br />ALWAYS want to credit works that have directly or indirectly influenced your work or paper<br />“Works Cited Page”<br />Only list works that you have parenthetical references to in your paper text<br />“Works Consulted Page”<br />Acknowledge influence of a work, whether you have directly quoted from or paraphrased it or not<br />
  18. 18. Works Cited Page, cont.<br />Format<br />Alphabetize by author’s last name (or by title of work, if no author)<br />Use letter-by-letter system (not word-by-word)<br />Descartes, Rene<br />De Sica, Vittorio<br />Begin at left margin<br />If the citation goes onto a second line, indent the second line by five spaces (hanging indent)<br />Double space within and between entries<br />Italicize titles (no underlining anymore)<br />
  19. 19. Understanding citation components <br />Randall Library catalog record<br />http://uncclc.coast.uncwil.edu/record=b1727512<br />Database record<br />Academic Search Premier<br />http://0-search.ebscohost.com.uncclc.coast.uncwil.edu/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=24910689&site=ehost-live<br />
  20. 20. Book by single author (nonperiodical)<br />Format<br />Author’s name. Title of book. Publication <br /> information.<br />Chief source of information<br />Title page<br />Example<br />Vogel, Michelle. Gene Tierney: A Biography. <br /> Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2005. Print.<br />
  21. 21. Chapter from a book (nonperiodical)<br />Examples<br />Franco, Veronica. “To the Painter Jacopo <br /> Tintoretto.” Poems and Selected Letters. Ed. <br /> and trans. Ann Rosalind Jones and Margaret F. <br /> Rosenthal. Chicago: U of Chicago P, 1998. 35- <br /> 37. Print.<br />Hansberry, Lorraine. A Raisin in the Sun. Black <br /> Theater: A Twentieth-Century Collection of the <br /> Work of Its Best Playwrights. Ed. Lindsay <br /> Patterson. New York: Dodd, 1971. 221-76. Print.<br />
  22. 22. No information available<br />Use these abbreviations<br />n.p. No place of publication given<br />n.p. No publisher given<br />n.d. No date of publication given<br />n. pag. No pagination given<br />Punctuate accordingly to differentiate<br />
  23. 23. Scholarly Periodical <br />Format<br />Author’s name. “Title of the article.” Publication <br /> information.<br />Example<br />Mann, Susan. “Myths of Asian <br /> Womanhood.” Journal of Asian Studies <br /> 59.4 (2000): 835-62. Print.<br />
  24. 24. Article from a magazine<br />Example<br />Mehta, Pratap Bhanu. “Exploding Myths.” <br />New Republic 6 June 1998: 17-19. Print.<br />NOTE<br />If article is not printed on consecutive pages, list only start page number, followed by a plus sign (e.g. 50+)<br />“Do not give the volume and issue numbers, even if they are listed”<br />
  25. 25. Article from a database<br />Example<br />“Cooling Trend in Antarctica.” Futurist May-<br /> June 2002: 15. Academic Search <br /> Premier. Web. 22 May 2002. <br />
  26. 26. Website<br />Format<br />Name of author. Title of work (italicized, or in quotes if part of a larger work). Title of the overall site (italicized, if different from previous). Version or edition used. Publisher or sponsor of site, date of publication. Medium of publication (i.e. Web). Date of access. &lt;Optional URL&gt;.<br />Example from handbook (186)<br />Quade, Alex. “Elite Team Rescues Troops Behind Enemy Lines.” CNN.com. Cable News Network, 19 Mar. 2007. Web. 15 May 2008.<br />
  27. 27. Further information<br />7th edition of MLA Style Guide<br />University Learning Center: Writing Services<br />http://www.uncw.edu/stuaff/uls/writing.htm<br />NCSU Citation Builder<br />http://www.lib.ncsu.edu/lobo2/citationbuilder/citationbuilder.php<br />OWL at Purdue<br />http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/01/<br />Referencing in Microsoft Word 2007<br />http://www.fgcu.edu/support/office2007/word/references.asp<br />
  28. 28. Any questions?<br />
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