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This presentation explains the differences between MLA Style 6th edition and 7th edition. Please email me at rackleyn@lscc.edu for permission to embed.

This presentation explains the differences between MLA Style 6th edition and 7th edition. Please email me at rackleyn@lscc.edu for permission to embed.

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  • IntroTell about how I get stuck doing MLA most of the time. I love citation. The mechanics of it. The rules, the challenge of creating a citation for that crazy weird source. My biggest challenge is teaching it and providing enough tools so that a student who is struggling doesn’t have to struggle. One of the biggest challenges in our jobs is getting students to understand when to cite and how to cite. Students think citation is the hardest part of writing a paper. How many times have you heard it. When in reality once they learn where to find the rules and how to apply them it really is the easiest part. They have the outline, the guidelines, the rules, they just need to follow them. Teaching them that making them understand that is the hardest part of our job when it comes to citation.Today I’m going to talk about MLA style and preview the major changes that are coming with the new edition of the handbook. I’m going to mention some of the problem citations. I’m going to show you some of the tools that we’ve built at LSCC to deal with citation.
  • First major change is the addition of a medium of publication. Not where it’s published, but how. Book example. Take note of the title. No more underline. Now we italicize
  • Magazines same thing
  • Major database change. No longer requires college name and all info. Just dbase name, medium of publication, in this case web and the date.
  • Here we have the same thing
  • No more continuous page numbering insanity. Notice how in the new journal citation we have volume and number. They acknowledge that the issue number makes it easier to identify journals with both continuous and non continuous pagination. They leave out that it can be nearly impossible to identify continuous pagination with any certainty in a database. For undergrads the distinction between a journal and a magazine is hard enough. They simply don’t understand the old distinction.
  • We remember this citation right? How do you feel about this. Is there anything about an internet citation that you’ve pulled you hair out about. Mentions “fluidity” of the web (the ability to move seamlessly thru documents via links and often not knowing when one document ends and another starts. States that inclusion of URL’s in citations “have limited value” change quickly, are too long to type in correctly in some cases, and can be specific to a user or a session.Including the URL is vague and should be left up to the user’s discretion States, “you should include a URL as supplementary information only when the reader probablycannot locate the source without it or when you publisher requires it.”Sticks the medium of publication between the two dates to make it seem less awkward.
  • States, “you should include a URL as supplementary information only when the reader probablycannot locate the source without it or when you publisher requires it.”This leaves it to interpretation whether you put a URL in or not. For most cases it doesn’t matter but in some cases it does. This source is from a blog. I did several web searches and could not find this without the URL. It is apparent to me that I need the URL in this case. But what about the student. This then becomes a teaching issue. What is the purpose of a citation. To give credit and to be able to get back to the original source. If you can’t get back to the original source then proper credit has not been given. Students need to be taught that for every web site they use they need to be make sure that the citation will lead them back to the original source with a reasonable web search. Also a selling point for the databases because they don’t need to do extra work. Reasonable attempts to find site using just the title of the page and title of the site
  • This also includes cd and dvd and videocassette and cd-rom
  • Parenthetical references seem the same from my perusal. I can’t detect any changesYou still put the three hyphens for subsequent listingsMonths are the same, and publishers are the same
  • Blurring of sources – what’s important? OVRC example. Which citation is correct! This is very subjective. In this case it’s only 3 years difference but it may make a difference depending on assignment parameters or just common sense.
  • Since these aren’t scholarly publications they aren’t addressed specifically in the Guide. They may be addressed more specifically when the handbook arrives. These have been cobbled together from the existing sections. Page 214. Don’t know if we should include the author’s name if it’s a screen name or not.
  • APA is a professional guide. It does not endorse the use of message boards, blogs or you tube. These citations have been cobbled together from the examples in the guide p. 278. It stresses that boards should only be used if the messages are archived and can be retrieved. then you have to be selective. The identifier for Video file has been adapted from p. 281 where they used the term data file.
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    • 1. Citation 2.0 Nora Rackley, Assistant Librarian, Reference Lake-Sumter Community College, Leesburg Campus
    • 2. Style Manual vs. Handbook Manual Handbook For graduate level and above High school and undergrads 3rd ed. Published summer 2008 7th ed. April 2009 New style in effect Jan. 2009 Use 6th ed. until 7th is released
    • 3. Books Old Citation Modern Language Association. MLA Style Manual and Guide to Scholarly Publishing. 3rd ed. New York: MLA, 2008. New Citation Modern Language Association. MLA Style Manual and Guide to Scholarly Publishing. 3rd ed. New York: MLA, 2008. Print. Medium of publication!
    • 4. Magazines (print) Old Citation Cooper, Matthew. quot;Keeping His Eye on the Ball.quot; Time 27 Dec. 1999: 128. New Citation Cooper, Matthew. quot;Keeping His Eye on the Ball.quot; Time 27 Dec. 1999: 128. Print.
    • 5. Magazines (database) Old Citation Cooper, Matthew. quot;Keeping His Eye on the Ball.quot; Time 27 Dec. 1999: 128. General OneFile. Gale. Lake- Sumter Community Coll. Lib., Leesburg, FL. 23 Feb. 2009 <http://www.linccweb.org/eresources.asp>. New Citation Cooper, Matthew. quot;Keeping His Eye on the Ball.quot; Time 27 Dec. 1999: 128. General OneFile. Web. 23 Feb. 2009. Medium of publication!
    • 6. Newspapers Old Citation Stone, Andrea. quot;Advocates Expect Democrats to Avoid Culture Wars.quot; USA Today 22 Nov. 2006: 11a. Academic Search Complete. EBSCOhost. Lake-Sumter Community Coll. Lib., Leesburg, FL. 23 May 2009 <http://www.linccweb.org/eresources.asp>. New Citation Stone, Andrea. quot;Advocates Expect Democrats to Avoid Culture Wars.quot; USA Today 22 Nov. 2006: 11a. Academic Search Complete. Web. 23 Feb. 2009.
    • 7. Academic Journals Old Citation Araman, Donald and Dan Kahan. quot;Overcoming the Fear of Guns, the Fear of Gun Control, and the Fear of Cultural Politics: Constructing a Better Gun Debate.quot; Emory Law Journal 55 (2006): 569-607. General OneFile. Gale. Lake-Sumter Community Coll. Lib., Leesburg, FL. 23 Feb. 2009 <http://www.linccweb.org/eresources.asp>. New Citation Araman, Donald and Dan Kahan. quot;Overcoming the Fear of Guns, the Fear of Gun Control, and the Fear of Cultural Politics: Constructing a Better Gun Debate.quot; Emory Law Journal 55.5 (2006): 569-607. General OneFile. Web. 23 Feb. 2009.
    • 8. Internet Sites “Alzheimer’s Facts and Figures.” Alzheimer’s Association. 13 June 2008. 4 Feb. 2009. <http://www.alz.org/alzheimers_disease_facts_figures. asp>. No longer requires inclusion of URL for websites “Alzheimer’s Facts and Figures.” Alzheimer’s Association. 13 June 2008. Web. 4 Feb. 2009.
    • 9. Teaching Issue  Stress to students the purpose of citations  Reasonable attempts to find site “Dollhouse Pilot Review.quot; Monster SciFi Show Blog. 20 Feb. 2009. Web. 23 Feb. 2009. <http://monsterscifishow.wordpress.com/2009/02/20/dollhous e-pilot-review/>.
    • 10. Summary of Major Changes  Volume/issue number on journals  Italics vs. underlining  Medium of publication ◦ Print ◦ Web ◦ Radio ◦ Television
    • 11. What Hasn’t Changed  Parenthetical references  Most normal citation elements, ie. author, title, publication information, etc.  Organization of works cited page  Entries for multiple works by the same author  Abbreviations
    • 12. Problem Citations Medved, Michael. “Hollywood’s Representation of the United States Causes Anti-Americanism.quot; At Issue: Does the World Hate the United States? Ed. Andrea C. Nakaya. San Diego: Greenhaven Press, 2005. Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center. Web. 23 Feb. 2009. Medved, Michael. “Hollywood’s Representation of the United States Causes Anti- Americanism.quot; At Issue: Does the World Hate the United States? Ed. Andrea C. Nakaya. San Diego: Greenhaven Press, 2005. Rpt. of “That’s Entertainment? Hollywood’s Contribution to Anti-Americanism Abroad.” National Interest (Summer 2002): 5-15. Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center. Web. 23 Feb. 2009.
    • 13. Blogs & More Blogs Monster7of9. “Dollhouse Pilot Review.quot; Monster SciFi Show Blog. 20 Feb. 2009. Web. 23 Feb. 2009. <http://monsterscifishow.wordpress.com/2009/02/20/dollhouse-pilot- review/>. YouTube “Today Show: Michael Eric Dyson Speaks on the Soul of Hip Hop.quot; YouTube. 17 July 2007. Web. 23 Feb. 2009. Message Board Faten. “Back Pain.” Healthboards.com 19 Feb. 2009. Web. 25 Feb. 2009. http://www.healthboards.com/boards/showthread.php?t=672290
    • 14. APA Style: Postings Faten. (2009, February 19). Back pain. Message posted to http://www.healthboards.com/boards/sho wthread.php?t=672290 Dyson, M. E. (2007, July 17). Today Show: Michael Eric Dyson speaks on the soul of hip hop. [Video File]. Video posted to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=et96Q XX-q5P
    • 15. Lake-Sumter Citation Links  Citation Center: http://www.lscc.edu/library/citation.htm  For specific database examples go to the Databases A to Z page and click on the “cite” buttons: http://www.lscc.edu/library/databases.ht m  MLA Citation Tutorials: http://www.lscc.edu/library/tutorials/mla.h tm  APA Citation Tutorials: http://www.lscc.edu/library/tutorials/apa.h

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