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  • 1. MLA Citation Style
    QVCC – ENG 093
    Fall 2009
  • 2. Citations provide:
    Location information
    Identification
    Credibility
  • 3. Two Parts to Citations
    In-text citations
    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).
    François Truffaut considered cinematic adaptations of literary texts legitimate only if the auteur were to bring their own personal vision into focus (Aragay 15).
  • 4. Two Parts to Citations
    Bibliographic Information
    Schabas, William & O’Sullivan, Aisling. “The Ireland
    Project: Ireland’s Participation in International Human Rights Law and Institutions.” Irish Center for Human Rights. 2008. NUI Galway. February 25, 2009. http://www.nuigalway.ie/human_rights/Project s/project_ireland.html
    Aragay, Mireia. “Introduction.” Books in Motion: Adaptation, Intertextuality, Authorship. Ed. MireiaAragay. Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2005.
  • 5. In-text citations
    How and when to cite in your essay
  • 6. When to cite…
    Direct quotes
    Summary of research
    Paraphrase of an argument
    Indirect or direct reference to an author’s theory/idea, etc.
  • 7. How to cite – Direct quotes
    What you need:
    Author’s name
    Page number
    Name of article/text if using more than one item by the same author
    Make sure you have copied the quote EXACTLY
    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).
    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).
  • 8. How to cite – Summary of Research
    What you need:
    Author’s name or name of organization
    Page number
    The state of Connecticut is one of 34 states that employ the death penalty in their justice system (www.stateline.org).
  • 9. How to cite – paraphrases/references
    What you need:
    Author’s name
    Page number
    François Truffaut considered cinematic adaptations of literary texts legitimate only if the auteur were to bring their own personal vision into focus (Aragay 15).
  • 10. Bibliographic Information
  • 11. What does it tell us?
    Author
    Name of the book/article/text
    Date of publication
    Publisher
    Page numbers, reference points
    Any other information that will help to locate the item
  • 12. Books
    author
    Book title
    White, Caramine. Reading Roddy Doyle.
    Syracuse: Syracuse UP, 2001.
    Date of publication
    City of publication
    publisher
  • 13. Section in a book
    Author of the section
    Section/Article title
    Book editors
    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.
    Page numbers
    Date of publication
    City of publication
    publisher
    Book Title
  • 14. Journal Articles
    Journal title
    author
    Article title
    McGlynn, Mary. “Pregnancy, Privacy, and Domesticity in The Snapper.” New Hibernia Review. 9.1 (Spring 2005): 141-156.
    Page numbers
    Date of publication
    Volume/Issue No.
  • 15. Website
    Article title
    Publication Date
    author
     Woods, Mark Leslie. “Why Do So Many Small
    Nations 'Specialize' in Film Adaptations?” Welsh Music,Film and Book Symposium. 2007. Available:www.http://welshmusicfilmandbookssymposium.blogspot.com/2007/07/why-do-many-small-nations-specialize-in.html. December 10 2007.
    URL
    Name of website
    Date accessed
  • 16. Use your Longman Writer’s Companion as a reference.
    Always cross-check to make sure all in-text citations have corresponding citations on your Works Cited page.