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Mla Citation

  1. 1. MLA Citation Style<br />QVCC – ENG 093<br />Fall 2009<br />
  2. 2. Citations provide:<br />Location information<br />Identification<br />Credibility<br />
  3. 3. Two Parts to Citations<br />In-text citations<br />Only William Schabas points out such a contradiction, and admits that MacBride’s past remains largely un-discussed in the international realm due to embarrassment about an “iconic-figure…with a past as a terrorist” (273). <br />François Truffaut considered cinematic adaptations of literary texts legitimate only if the auteur were to bring their own personal vision into focus (Aragay 15).<br />
  4. 4. Two Parts to Citations<br />Bibliographic Information<br />Schabas, William & O’Sullivan, Aisling. “The Ireland <br /> Project: Ireland’s Participation in International Human Rights Law and Institutions.” Irish Center for Human Rights. 2008. NUI Galway. February 25, 2009. s/project_ireland.html<br />Aragay, Mireia. “Introduction.” Books in Motion: Adaptation, Intertextuality, Authorship. Ed. MireiaAragay. Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2005.<br />
  5. 5. In-text citations<br />How and when to cite in your essay<br />
  6. 6. When to cite…<br />Direct quotes<br />Summary of research<br />Paraphrase of an argument<br />Indirect or direct reference to an author’s theory/idea, etc.<br />
  7. 7. How to cite – Direct quotes<br />What you need:<br />Author’s name<br />Page number<br />Name of article/text if using more than one item by the same author<br />Make sure you have copied the quote EXACTLY<br />They are not merely translations or visual pictures of Doyle’s original works, but rather what Jean Mitry would call “a matter of transposition, of reconstruction” (7-8).<br />The medium of literature as a site for a discourse that is larger than the author alone in that it is a “symbolic construction[s] that refer[s] to a cluster of meanings that a society considers possible (thinkable) and feasible (legitimate)…as discursive formations which testify to the way in which society organizes its meanings and shapes its system of relations” (Cassetti 82). <br />
  8. 8. How to cite – Summary of Research<br />What you need:<br />Author’s name or name of organization<br />Page number<br />The state of Connecticut is one of 34 states that employ the death penalty in their justice system (<br />
  9. 9. How to cite – paraphrases/references<br />What you need:<br />Author’s name<br />Page number<br />François Truffaut considered cinematic adaptations of literary texts legitimate only if the auteur were to bring their own personal vision into focus (Aragay 15).<br />
  10. 10. Bibliographic Information<br />
  11. 11. What does it tell us?<br />Author<br />Name of the book/article/text<br />Date of publication<br />Publisher<br />Page numbers, reference points<br />Any other information that will help to locate the item<br />
  12. 12. Books<br />author<br />Book title<br />White, Caramine. Reading Roddy Doyle. <br /> Syracuse: Syracuse UP, 2001.<br />Date of publication<br />City of publication<br />publisher<br />
  13. 13. Section in a book<br />Author of the section<br />Section/Article title<br />Book editors<br />Cassetti, Francesco. "Adaptations and Mis-adaptations: Film, Literature and Social Discourses." A Companion to Literature and Film.Ed. Stam, Robert and Alessandra Raengo. Oxford: Blackwell Publishing, 2004. 81-91. <br />Page numbers<br />Date of publication<br />City of publication<br />publisher<br />Book Title<br />
  14. 14. Journal Articles<br />Journal title<br />author<br />Article title<br />McGlynn, Mary. “Pregnancy, Privacy, and Domesticity in The Snapper.” New Hibernia Review. 9.1 (Spring 2005): 141-156.<br />Page numbers<br />Date of publication<br />Volume/Issue No.<br />
  15. 15. Website<br />Article title<br />Publication Date<br />author<br /> Woods, Mark Leslie. “Why Do So Many Small <br />Nations 'Specialize' in Film Adaptations?” Welsh Music,Film and Book Symposium. 2007. Available:www. December 10 2007.<br />URL<br />Name of website<br />Date accessed<br />
  16. 16. Use your Longman Writer’s Companion as a reference.<br />Always cross-check to make sure all in-text citations have corresponding citations on your Works Cited page.<br />