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MLA 7th edition
All you ever wanted to know and
              more
MLA Handbook Website: http://www.mlahandbook.org/fragment/public_index



                         Picture from the MLA Ha...
What’s new?
•   Underlining
•   URLs
•   Pagination
•   Publication medium
•   Abbreviations
Underlining
• Outdated and unnecessary
• Use italics - Angels and Demons
URLs
• URLs are no longer required
• Unless…citation information does not clearly
  and easily lead to the source
Pagination
• Continuous pagination or no continuous
  pagination?
• No longer matters
• Both volume and issue number requi...
Publication medium
• Each citation states the type of medium
• Print; Web; Performance; DVD; TV
Abbreviations
• No publisher – n.p.
• No page – n.pag.
• No date – n.d.
Examples




Let the fun begin!
Book – One Author

• Old
Brown, Dan. Angels and Demons. New York:
  Atria Books, 2003.
• New
Brown, Dan. Angels and Demons...
Print journal
• Old
Mullard, Asher. “Microbiology: Tinker, Bacteria,
  Eukaryote, Spy.” Nature 459 (2009): 159-61.
• New
M...
Print magazine
• Old
Weber, Joseph, and Christopher Palmeri. “Be
  Our Guest. Please.” Business Week 25 May
  2009: 11.
• ...
Print Newspaper
• Old
Wines, Michael. “To Protect Ancient City, China
  Plans to Raze It.” New York Times 28 May
  2009, n...
Database journal
• Old
Wessels, Michael. “Foraging, Talking, and
  Tricksters.” Journal of Folklore Research 45
  (2008): ...
Website
• Old
Purdue OWL. “Evaluating Print vs. Internet
  Sources." The Purdue OWL. 8 Jan. 2010. Purdue
  U Writing Lab. ...
In-text citations
• Must refer back to sources listed in works
  cited
• Must specify location of the borrowed
  informati...
Example – One author
• Author’s name in text
According to Brown, science and religion co-
exist (179-181).
• Author’s name...
Example – Multiple authors
• Authors’ names in text
Weber and Palmeri agree that restaurants are
losing money (11).
• Auth...
Example – Quote
• Author’s name in text
Place claims “bacteria are gross” (148).
• Author’s name in citation
“Bacteria are...
Example – No page numbers
• If no page numbers are available, include the
   author in the text
• Example
Place provides a...
Example – Multivolume source
• Author’s name in text – separate volumes
The anthology by Borntrager discusses the
influenc...
Some automatic citation sites
• EasyBib
    – Offers free automatic citation for MLA style only
       • Responsible for p...
Now it’s your turn!
• Go to
  http://www.cdc.gov/Features/BirthDefects/
• Practice by creating the citation for this
  web...
Survey says...?
• Answer
National Center on Birth Defects and
  Developmental Disabilities, Division of Birth
  Defects an...
Questions?
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  1. 1. MLA 7th edition All you ever wanted to know and more
  2. 2. MLA Handbook Website: http://www.mlahandbook.org/fragment/public_index Picture from the MLA Handbook Website.
  3. 3. What’s new? • Underlining • URLs • Pagination • Publication medium • Abbreviations
  4. 4. Underlining • Outdated and unnecessary • Use italics - Angels and Demons
  5. 5. URLs • URLs are no longer required • Unless…citation information does not clearly and easily lead to the source
  6. 6. Pagination • Continuous pagination or no continuous pagination? • No longer matters • Both volume and issue number required
  7. 7. Publication medium • Each citation states the type of medium • Print; Web; Performance; DVD; TV
  8. 8. Abbreviations • No publisher – n.p. • No page – n.pag. • No date – n.d.
  9. 9. Examples Let the fun begin!
  10. 10. Book – One Author • Old Brown, Dan. Angels and Demons. New York: Atria Books, 2003. • New Brown, Dan. Angels and Demons. New York: Atria Books, 2003. Print.
  11. 11. Print journal • Old Mullard, Asher. “Microbiology: Tinker, Bacteria, Eukaryote, Spy.” Nature 459 (2009): 159-61. • New Mullard, Asher. "Microbiology: Tinker, Bacteria, Eukaryote, Spy." Nature 459.7244 (2009): 159-61. Print.
  12. 12. Print magazine • Old Weber, Joseph, and Christopher Palmeri. “Be Our Guest. Please.” Business Week 25 May 2009: 11. • New Weber, Joseph, and Christopher Palmeri. “Be Our Guest. Please.” Business Week 25 May 2009: 11. Print.
  13. 13. Print Newspaper • Old Wines, Michael. “To Protect Ancient City, China Plans to Raze It.” New York Times 28 May 2009, natl. ed.: A1+. • New Wines, Michael. “To Protect Ancient City, China Plans to Raze It.” New York Times 28 May 2009, natl. ed.: A1+. Print.
  14. 14. Database journal • Old Wessels, Michael. “Foraging, Talking, and Tricksters.” Journal of Folklore Research 45 (2008): 299-327. Project MUSE. UTPA Lib., Edinburg, TX. 1 June 2009 <http://muse.jhu.edu/>. • New Wessels, Michael. “Foraging, Talking, and Tricksters.” Journal of Folklore Research 45.3 (2008): 299-327. Project MUSE. Web. 1 June 2009.
  15. 15. Website • Old Purdue OWL. “Evaluating Print vs. Internet Sources." The Purdue OWL. 8 Jan. 2010. Purdue U Writing Lab. 26 Jan. 2010 <http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/5 53/01/>. • New Purdue OWL. "Evaluating Print vs. Internet Sources." The Purdue OWL. Purdue U Writing Lab, 8 Jan. 2010. Web. 26 Jan. 2010.
  16. 16. In-text citations • Must refer back to sources listed in works cited • Must specify location of the borrowed information • Usually includes author’s last name and a page reference
  17. 17. Example – One author • Author’s name in text According to Brown, science and religion co- exist (179-181). • Author’s name in citation Science and religion co-exist (Brown 179-181).
  18. 18. Example – Multiple authors • Authors’ names in text Weber and Palmeri agree that restaurants are losing money (11). • Authors’ names in citation Restaurants are losing money (Weber and Palmeri 11).
  19. 19. Example – Quote • Author’s name in text Place claims “bacteria are gross” (148). • Author’s name in citation “Bacteria are gross” (Place 148).
  20. 20. Example – No page numbers • If no page numbers are available, include the author in the text • Example Place provides a different viewpoint on the situation.
  21. 21. Example – Multivolume source • Author’s name in text – separate volumes The anthology by Borntrager discusses the influence of the short stories Jackson’s “The Lottery”(2: 345-50) and Kafka’s “The Metamorphosis” (3: 171-220). • Author’s name in citation – volume as a whole The hypocrisy of the authors and their works is the central focus (Borntrager, vol. 1).
  22. 22. Some automatic citation sites • EasyBib – Offers free automatic citation for MLA style only • Responsible for proper capitalization • Knight Cite • Citation Machine • BibMe • Word 2007
  23. 23. Now it’s your turn! • Go to http://www.cdc.gov/Features/BirthDefects/ • Practice by creating the citation for this webpage
  24. 24. Survey says...? • Answer National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, Division of Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities. “CDC Features – 10 Things You Need to Know About Birth Defects.” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. CDC, 19 Jan. 2010. Web. 28 Jan. 2010.
  25. 25. Questions?

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