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Mla citations

  1. 1. MLA Citations BCHS English/Language Arts
  2. 2. A Book with One Author • Author’s last name, first name. Book Title. City where published: Publishing company, year. • Cather, Willa. O Pioneers! New York: Dover Publications, 1993.
  3. 3. A Book with More than One Author • The last name of the first author mentioned, his/her first name, the first and last name of the next author mentioned, the first and last name of the next author mentioned, (etc.) and the first and last name of the last author mentioned. Book Title. City where published: Publishing company, year. • Bennett, Teresa, Nannette Commander, Carol Callahan, and Karen Chenard. Passing the Georgia High School English Language Arts Test. Raleigh: Contemporary Publishing Company, 2006.
  4. 4. An Article in a Reference Book • “Name of the article.” Title of the book. Edition number. Year. • If the article has an author (very rare, but it happens), then you start the citation entry with the author’s last name, first name. • “Pioneer.” American Heritage Dictionary. 3rd ed. 1997.
  5. 5. A Work in an Anthology • Author’s last name, first name. “Name of the work.” Translator’s name (if there is one). Entire Work. Editor’s name. City where published: Publisher, Year. Pages. • O’Connor, Flannery. “The Life You Save May Be Your Own.” Timeless Voices, Timeless Themes. Platinum Edition.Ed. Kate Kinsella. Upper Saddle River: Pearson Prentice Hall, 2004. 972-982.
  6. 6. A Scholarly Journal or Magazine Article • Author’s last name, first name. “Title of the article.” Title of the work volume number (year): page numbers. • If there is an issue number you put a period after the volume number ex: 13.4 would mean volume 13 issue 4. • Wallis, Claudia, and Sonja Steptoe. “How to Bring Our Schools out of the Twentieth Century.” Time 168.25 (2006): 50-56.
  7. 7. A Chart or Map • Title. Description. City where published: Publisher, Year. • Missouri. Map. Chicago: Rand, 2000. • Pioneer Expansion. Chart. Hauppage: Barron, 1992.
  8. 8. Movie • Title. Director’s name. Performer’s names. Distributor, year. • A Raisin in the Sun. Dir. Kenny Leon. Perf. Sean Combs, SanaaLathan, Audra McDonald, and PhyliciaRashad. Sony Pictures, 2008.
  9. 9. Television/Radio Program • “Title of the episode or segment.” Title of the program. Title of the series, if any. Artist information, if necessary. Name of the network. Call letters and city of the local station (if any). Broadcast date. • “Yes…but is it Art?” Narr. Morley Safer. Sixty Minutes. CBS. WCBS, New York. 19 Sept. 1993.
  10. 10. Web Source • Author’s last name, first or company / corporation / nonprofit who owns the website. “Name of Webpage.” Name of Website. Company / corporation / nonprofit name if not already named. Copyright date or date of last update. Researched date. <URL>. • Humma, John. “Literary Terms and Devices.” American Literature Course Site. Georgia Southern University. Updated 23 April 2006. Researched 5 August 2008. < evices>.
  11. 11. Unpublished Source • Author/speaker’s last name, first. “Name of unpublished source, if any.” Description. School connected to, if any. Date. • Pollock, D’Lee. “American Literature Overview Notes.” Lecture. Bryan County High School. 11 September 2008. • Griffith, O. Personal Interview. Georgia Southern University. 13 November 2008.
  12. 12. Reminders • To properly document sources, you must have in-text citations and a works cited page. • In-text citations can be a direct quote or a paraphrased quote. • For a direct quote-> Introductory statement: “blah blah” (Author’s Name #). • For a paraphrased quote-> Sentence (Author’s name). • Refer to your MLA notes on your flash drive for all other questions. For documenting other sources, see the MLA handbook or
  13. 13. Formatting • 12 point Times New Roman; double-spaced; 1 inch margins all the way around • If you have Word 2007, set up is a bit difficult, but there is a great References toolbar.