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  • MLA Citations
  • Why cite?
    • Credit Author
    • Aid Reader
    • Strengthen Argument
  • Making reference to works of others using MLA style
    • Two tasks
    • 1 .Provide the author's name and the page in text or a (in-text or parenthetical citation) in the report itself.
    • 2 . Provide a full citation in a separate Works Cited page.
  • Task 1 in text citation Provide (author's name and the page) at end of sentence containing reference, or allow the narrative to indicate source (signal phrase )
    • Adam Smith describes labor as the most important factor in producing wealth in a nation (134).
    • End of sentence (Tan 119). book
    • (Ogden 67). article
    • (Bell). website
  • Task 1 in text citation cont’d If there is no author, use title. Title is placed in parentheses in same format it is cited in Work cited page.
    • (“Writer”)
    • ( Hoover’s Online )
    • ( Double Vision )
  • Task 2 Provide a full citation in alphabetical order on Works Cited page
    • Bell, Steven. &quot;Welcome to the Keeping Up Web Site.&quot; Steven Bell's Keeping Up Web Site . 3 Jan 2006. 26 Jan 2006. <>.
    • Ogden, Michael. &quot;Marshall Islands.&quot; World Book Encyclopedia . 2004.
    • Tan, Amy. The Kitchen God's Wife . New York: Putnam, 1991.
    • Author’s name last, first. Title Underlined . Place of publication: Publisher, Publication Date .
    • Tan, Amy . The Kitchen God's Wife . New York: Putnam , 1991 .
    Anatomy of a book citation
  • Anatomy of an chapter or encyclopedia article citation
    • Author’s name last, first. “Article Title.” Book Title . Publication city: Publisher, Year. page numbers.
    • Smith, Roff .  “Frozen Far.”  Geographic Stories. New York: Farrar, 2001 . 30-38.
  • Anatomy of a website citation
    • Author’s name last, first. “Title of website article.” Title of Entire Website Underlined . Publication Date. Date Accessed. <URL>
    • Follow this form with what you know. If no author skip to title…
    • “ Chef.&quot; Exploring Career Information from the Bureau of Labor Statistics . 21 Oct. 2004. 27 Jan. 2006 < reading01.htm>.
  • Practice
    • S:TRACYcitation manipulatives