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Easy instruction MLA Style


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Easy instruction MLA Style

  1. 1. { MLA Style: The Basics Evans Library Easy Instruction
  2. 2.  Citations include publication information for the source such as the author, title, date of publication and publisher.  You need to follow the MLA guidelines exactly to make sure your citations are correct. Formatting Citations
  3. 3. Examples: Book: Lastname, Firstname. Title of Book. City of Publication: Publisher, Year of Publication. Medium of Publication. Collins, Suzanne. The Hunger Games. New York : Scholastic Press, 2008. Print. Book with more than one author: Lastname, First name, First name last name. Title of Book. City of Publication: Publisher, Year of Publication. Medium of Publication. Child, Julia, Simone Beck, and Louisette Bertholle. Mastering the Art of French Cooking. New York: Knopf, 1961. Print. If more than three authors, list the first author and then use et al.
  4. 4. Examples Continued: Scholarly Article: Author(s). "Title of Article." Title of Journal Volume.Issue (Year): pages. Medium of publication. Manago, Adriana M. "Me and My 400 Friends: The Anatomy of College Students' Facebook Networks, Their Communication Patterns, and Well- Being". Developmental Psychology 48.2 (2012): 369-380. Print. Article from webpage: For an individual page on a Web site, list the author or alias if known, followed by the information covered above for entire Web sites. Remember to use n.p. if no publisher name is available and n.d. if no publishing date is given. (From OWL at purdue) "How to Make Vegetarian Chili." eHow. Demand Media, n.d. Web. 24 Feb. 2009.
  5. 5. { Use a citation management tool Like RefWorks to help keep track of and properly format your sources