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  • 1. MLA Citation & Style writing @ the ckss library
  • 2. What is the MLA? style sheet format in place since 1951 usually used for academic arts & languages papers
  • 3. Why are we learning this?If you are going to College or University and taking a course for which you will have to do research or write an essay, you need to know the appropriate style format for your work!
  • 4. What is “style”?When we talk about MLA “Style,”we mean “Editorial Style”:The rules or guidelines for thepresentation of the printed word.
  • 5. Style & Format M o d e r n L a n g u a g e A s s o c ia t io n Your E ssay P age C it a t io n F o rm a t In -T e x t W o r k s C it e d
  • 6. MLA Style: Essay Page FormatPage 1:
  • 7. MLA Style: Essay Page FormatSubsequent Pages:
  • 8. MLA Style: Citation -- What to Cite Books, Encyclopaedias & Dictionaries Newspapers, Periodicals, Magazines, Journals Web Pages & Online Databases E-mail, Twitter, Facebook Audio/Visual Items (Music, Pictures, Film...) Live Lectures & Interviews (Any source of words, ideas, or representations that are not your own!)
  • 9. MLA Style: “In Text” Citation Use parentheses () for in-text reference References clearly refer to specific sources in the “Works Cited” list Identify the location of borrowed information as clearly as possible Keep parenthetical references as brief as possible
  • 10. MLA Style: In Text Rules & Examples Author’s name in text; volume / page / line information (if appropriate) in parentheses: Murray claims that food is good for you (89). Author’s name, and volume / page / line information (if appropriate) in parenthesis: There are many reasons why food is good for you (Murray 89). Full reference in text; no parentheses necessary: Murray, on page 89 of her book, explains how food is good for you.
  • 11. MLA Style:Works Cited Page Format
  • 12. MLA Style:Works Cited Page EntriesThree main types of entry:1.Periodical Print Publications (magazines,journals, newspapers)2.Nonperiodical Print Publications (books,encyclopaedias)3.Web Publications (Internet sites, databases)
  • 13. Periodical Print Publications:Each entry should have the followinginformation, as available, in this order:Author name -- Surname, Given.“Article title.”Name of the Periodical.Series no. Volume no. Issue no.Date of publication.Inclusive page numbers.Medium of publication: Print.
  • 14. Nonperiodical Print Publications:Each entry should have the followinginformation, as available, in this order:Author (editor, compiler, translator) name --Surname, Given.Title of Work.Edition used.Number(s) of volume(s) used.Place of Publication: Publisher, Date.Medium of publication: Print.
  • 15. Web Publications:Each entry should have the followinginformation, as available, in this order:Author (editor, compiler, translator) name --Surname, Given.Title of Work / Overall Web Site.Version or Edition used.Publisher or Sponsor of the site.Date of publication: Day, Month, Year.Medium of publication: Web.Date of access: Day, Month, Year.
  • 16. MLA Style:Works Cited Page Sample Entries Thomson 16 Works Cited Alberts, John. The Fine Art of Eating. 3rd Ed. London: Smith & Sons, 2008. Print. Murray, Susan. “Turned On to Nutrition.” Fantastic Foods Monthly. Vol.7, Issue 3. 13 November 2010. 88-91. Print. Supper is Super. Cable News Network. 29 November 2010. Web. 30 November 2010.
  • 17. Style is Important! University and College professors may not accept papers formatted in an inadequate style, or you may loose many marks Be sure to check your style using the most recent approved style guide...
  • 18. Works Cited (and available @ your library): MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers. 7th Ed. New York: MLA, 2009. Print. www.mlahandbook.org • E-mail: thomsonro@hdsb.ca • Password: ecdhs
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