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Mla style documentation


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Mla style documentation

  1. 1. MLA Style Documentation For Research Papers
  2. 2. <ul><li>Double space heading, paper and works cited </li></ul><ul><li>One-inch (1) margins for all four sides </li></ul><ul><li>One half inch (1/2) indent from the left margin for the first line of each paragraph </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>First page only- your name, instructor’s name, course name and date flush left. Add last name and page number flush right in the header (at the very top of each page 2 and on). </li></ul><ul><li>The title is centered on the line after date, but not in italics, quotation marks, bold face, underlined, or all capital letters. </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Other points to remember: </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>With MLA book titles and titles of larger works are written in italics. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>The titles of shorter works, including songs, short poetry, articles, book chapters, essays, and short stories should be put in quotation marks “ “. </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>The titles of books, magazines, newspapers, albums, long poems, and plays should be put in italics+ . </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>All works listed on works cited page are put in alphabetical order. </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Quotes must be taken directly from the source- word for word. </li></ul><ul><li>How to quote: </li></ul><ul><li>A signal that a quote is coming is usually the author’s name and a reference to his work. </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Place a short quote into your text (don’t forget quotation marks). </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>A longer quote of forty (40) words or more begin on a new line with no quotation marks around it. Indent the entire block. </li></ul>
  9. 9. How to Quote Poetry <ul><li>Quotes up to three (3) lines go into the sentence. Don’t forget quotations marks. A slash (/) separates each line of poetry. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>If using more than three (3) lines of a poem indent block and do not use quotation marks. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
  10. 10. Additional Information When Quoting <ul><li>For a quote within a quote use a single quotation mark for the embedded quote. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>To use a portion of a whole quote use ellipses (….) to indicate a part of the quote was left off. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>To clarify information within a whole quote use square brackets clarification </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>