USING MLA STYLE:     GENERAL GUIDELINESBrought to you by the Learning Commons
What is MLA Style?   Created by the Modern Language    Association   Provides writers with credibility   Protects write...
Here’s what we’ll cover:   Basic format   In-text citations   Works Cited page
Basic Format   1” inch margins all around   12 point font, Times New Roman or Arial   Double spaced   Identification i...
What should I cite?   “Unique words or phrases” - use sparingly   Paraphrases and summaries
Quotes   “Quotation” (Author page number).   One of McNair’s grading criteria includes, “title    and author stated in f...
Paraphrases, summariesWith an author    In Jeannette Walls’ memoir, The GlassCastle, the author depicts a childhood filled...
Signal Phrases   acknowledges            disputes   admits                  emphasizes   agrees                  ins...
Creating Works Cited   Separate page, end of paper   Include both works referenced in your paper   Label it Works Cited...
Citing a BookLast Name, First Name. Title of Book. City of  Publication: Publisher, Year of Publication.  Medium.Walls, Je...
Popular Magazine - onlineLast Name, First Name. “Title of Article.”  Journal Title. Date of Publication. Database.  Medium...
Article from an AcademicJournalLast Name, First Name. “Title of Article.” Journal  Title volume, issue (year): pages(s). D...
Newspaper Article - onlineLast Name, First Name. “Title of Article.”  Newspaper Title. Date of Publication.  Database. Med...
Works Cited“Children of Alcoholics.” International Encyclopedia  of Marriage and Family. (2003). Credo Reference.  Web. 19...
Want More Info?   Diana Hacker’s, A Pocket Style Manual, Sixth    Ed.   Class LibGuide   MLA Citation Website   Learni...
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MLA McNair ENGL 003

  1. 1. USING MLA STYLE: GENERAL GUIDELINESBrought to you by the Learning Commons
  2. 2. What is MLA Style? Created by the Modern Language Association Provides writers with credibility Protects writers from accusations of plagiarism Allows writers to cross-reference sources Allows readers to easily locate source material
  3. 3. Here’s what we’ll cover: Basic format In-text citations Works Cited page
  4. 4. Basic Format 1” inch margins all around 12 point font, Times New Roman or Arial Double spaced Identification in upper left corner of first page Use a running header to number pages in top right hand corner, include your last name; i.e., McNair 2
  5. 5. What should I cite? “Unique words or phrases” - use sparingly Paraphrases and summaries
  6. 6. Quotes “Quotation” (Author page number). One of McNair’s grading criteria includes, “title and author stated in first sentence,” (1) which will be examined in a later slide.
  7. 7. Paraphrases, summariesWith an author In Jeannette Walls’ memoir, The GlassCastle, the author depicts a childhood filledwith dysfunction and chaos.No author “Children of Alcoholics” examines thedevelopmental and psychological effects thatchildren experience.
  8. 8. Signal Phrases acknowledges  disputes admits  emphasizes agrees  insists argues  notes claims  observes contends  suggests denies  writes Borrowed from Diana Hacker’s A Pocket Style Manual: Fourth Edition
  9. 9. Creating Works Cited Separate page, end of paper Include both works referenced in your paper Label it Works Cited (centered) Double space both entries Alphabetized by last name – don’t reorder names!
  10. 10. Citing a BookLast Name, First Name. Title of Book. City of Publication: Publisher, Year of Publication. Medium.Walls, Jeannette. The Glass Castle. New York: Scribner, 2005. Print.
  11. 11. Popular Magazine - onlineLast Name, First Name. “Title of Article.” Journal Title. Date of Publication. Database. Medium. Date of Access.Fitzgerald, Dorothy. “A Slow Descent.” Parenting. 1 Jun. 2000. NewsBank. Web. 19 Oct. 2012.
  12. 12. Article from an AcademicJournalLast Name, First Name. “Title of Article.” Journal Title volume, issue (year): pages(s). Database Name. Medium. Date of access.“Children of Alcoholics.” International Encyclopedia of Marriage and Family. (2003). Credo Reference. Web. 19 Oct. 2012.
  13. 13. Newspaper Article - onlineLast Name, First Name. “Title of Article.” Newspaper Title. Date of Publication. Database. Medium. Date of Access.Sullivan Jr., Bishop. "Why Cant We Declare a War on Poverty?" The Patriot-News. 8 Aug. 2012. NewsBank. Web. 19 Oct. 2012.
  14. 14. Works Cited“Children of Alcoholics.” International Encyclopedia of Marriage and Family. (2003). Credo Reference. Web. 19 Oct. 2012.Fitzgerald, Dorothy. “A Slow Descent.” Parenting. 1 Jun. 2000. NewsBank. Web. 19 Oct. 2012.Sullivan Jr., Bishop, et al. "Why Cant We Declare a War on Poverty?" The Patriot-News. 8 Aug. 2012. NewsBank. Web. 19 Oct. 2012.Walls, Jeannette. The Glass Castle. New York: Scribner, 2005. Print.
  15. 15. Want More Info? Diana Hacker’s, A Pocket Style Manual, Sixth Ed. Class LibGuide MLA Citation Website Learning Center – tutors and academic coach
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