MLA Boot Camp© St. Edward’s University OWL, 2012
MLA Citation• One of many citation formats available (APA, Chicago,  etc.)• Used in the humanities• Emphasizes the author,...
Direct Quotations• Are phrases, sentences, and/or paragraphs of text taken  word-for-word from print sources• Are set off ...
Examples of Direct Quotation
Paraphrases• Are ideas from phrases, sentences, and/or paragraphs of  text stated in your own words• Do not require quotat...
Example of Paraphrase
Works Cited Page• Comes at the end of the paper and contains a list of sources  cited in your paper• All entries are liste...
Works Cited –Book with One Author
Works Cited –Book with Multiple Authors
Works Cited –Work in Anthology or Collection
Works Cited –Scholarly Article in Library Database
Works Cited –Article in Online Magazine or Newspaper
MLA Resources•   St. Edward’s OWL•   St. Edward’s Writing Center•   Purdue OWL•   Bedford/St. Martin’s Research and Docume...
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  1. 1. MLA Boot Camp© St. Edward’s University OWL, 2012
  2. 2. MLA Citation• One of many citation formats available (APA, Chicago, etc.)• Used in the humanities• Emphasizes the author, title of work, and page number
  3. 3. Direct Quotations• Are phrases, sentences, and/or paragraphs of text taken word-for-word from print sources• Are set off by quotation marks• Are cited by parenthetical citation• Are generally introduced by signal phrases• If more than four lines, are set off as block quotes
  4. 4. Examples of Direct Quotation
  5. 5. Paraphrases• Are ideas from phrases, sentences, and/or paragraphs of text stated in your own words• Do not require quotation marks• Are cited by parenthetical citation
  6. 6. Example of Paraphrase
  7. 7. Works Cited Page• Comes at the end of the paper and contains a list of sources cited in your paper• All entries are listed in alphabetical order• All entries use a hanging indent• Sources in the paper should match the works cited list• This page does not count as part of the length of the paper, but it is required
  8. 8. Works Cited –Book with One Author
  9. 9. Works Cited –Book with Multiple Authors
  10. 10. Works Cited –Work in Anthology or Collection
  11. 11. Works Cited –Scholarly Article in Library Database
  12. 12. Works Cited –Article in Online Magazine or Newspaper
  13. 13. MLA Resources• St. Edward’s OWL• St. Edward’s Writing Center• Purdue OWL• Bedford/St. Martin’s Research and Documentation

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