ENC 1102: MLA Documentation Review. LSCC Summer 2010 J. Pierce, Instructor. Agenda. Part 1 Finding literary resources with Dr. Morrill Part 2 MLA Documentation Review Part 3 Library & Workshop Time. MLA: Works Cited. Do your works cited list as you locate resources - PowerPoint PPT Presentation
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ENC 1102:MLA Documentation ReviewLSCCSummer 2010J. Pierce, InstructorAgendaPart 1Finding literary resources with Dr. MorrillPart 2MLA Documentation ReviewPart 3Library & Workshop TimeMLA: Works CitedDo your works cited list as you locate resourcesStart with the stories themselvesHelpful toolsA handbook such as Bedford or the McGraw-HillAny library will also have the actual MLA HandbookWord 2007Sites like www.easybib.comThe BasicsAuthorTitle of workTitle of sourceEditors for anthologiesPage numbers for parts like articles, etc.Dates of publicationDates of access for electronic sourcesDatabase namesFormat (web, print, etc.)The LookStill plain double-spaceJust like the rest of the paperPart of the same documentHeader with page # continues on this last pageWorks CitedCentered at the top of the pageThe entries are alphabetizedEntries use the hanging indentReverse of paragraph indentOur BookIts an anthology, so well need:Author. Title. Source. Edition. Editors. City: Publisher, Year. Page range. Format.For example:Mason, Bobbie Ann. Shiloh. Literature: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, Drama and Writing. 10th ed. Eds. X.J. Kennedy and Dana Gioia. New York: Pearson Longman, 2007. 604-612. Print.This applies to the stories and the articles in our text. If you cite the biographical or other material that is just part of the textbook, that will be a separate entry for Kennedy & Gioia.
Book SourcesBook with an overall author:Author. Title. City: Publisher, Year. Format.Book that collects essays:Author of essay. Title of Essay. Title of Collection. Editor(s). City: Publisher, Year. Page range of essay. Format.Reference booksactual Encyclopedia:Article. Encyclopedia Title. Edition. Year. Format.Articles from DatabasesSamples abound on the librarys websiteHeres a sample from both of the Literary Databases youre targeting:Sackton, Alexander H. "A Note on Keats and Chaucer." Modern Language Quarterly 13 (1952): 37-41. Literary Reference Center. EBSCOhost. Web.Wood, Michael. "Tolkien's Fictions." New Society 27 Mar. 1969. Literature Resource Center. Web.Web SourcesIf youre writing about Hemingway or Kaufman, youll be citing that the stories came from the internet.Web sources require:Author. Title. Webpage Title. Date Posted. Date Accessed. Web. .For these stories, right after the story title, also include the original date of publication.You really should not be using web sources for your secondary material.Citing Inside the PaperOvertly introduce/mention your sourcesIn Sunday in the Park, by Bel Kaufman, we meet Morton, a city pale university professorAccording to Barbara Christian, Alice Walkers use of.End cited material with a parenthetical citationWhat goes inside? (Author #)If no author: (Title #)If author previously mentioned, just (#)If electronic and no actual page number available (par. #)only if the original has pre-numbered paragraphs.The Mention-Citation SandwichIt is NOT ok to just have a citation at the end of a paragraphImplies that only the last sentence came from the sourceOften, you will include a paragraph full of information from the same sourceBy starting with a mention and ending with a citation, you make it clear everything from point a to point b came from that same sourceExamples.11The Mention-Citation SandwichJohn Does early childhood is still somewhat of a mystery to scholars. Nobody really knows much about his school days. We know he attended school for at least part of his childhood. Doe was apparently not a good student. School records indicate he was suspended three times in one semester (Appleton 376).John Does early childhood is still somewhat of a mystery to scholars. Adam Appletons book, Does Early Days, offers a little insight into this man of mystery. We know he attended school for at least part of his childhood. Appleton asserts, Doe was apparently not a good student. School records indicate he was suspended three times in one semester (376).Which is clearer?12What was wrong withJohn Does early childhood is still somewhat of a mystery to scholars. Nobody really knows much about his school days. We know he attended school for at least part of his childhood. Doe was apparently not a good student. School records indicate he was suspended three times in one semester (Appleton 376).Note how it could be just the quote, any part or the whole paragraph that comes from Appletons bookAlso, note how the quote isnt attached to any other phrase or sentence: DONT DO THIS! Integrate quotes with at least an opening phrase.13Quoting & ParaphrasingWhen writing about literature, youll quote more from your primary sources and paraphrase more from your secondary sourcesEven then, you dont want lots of long quotationsMake sure to format quotes properlyIn-text vs. IndentedIntegrate and follow up on quotesWhats NextPut together your thoughts on the story/stories you want to write aboutPick passages from the story that illustrate your pointsResearch your stories to supplement your discussionIn some cases the research wont cover what youre talking aboutIn those cases, you can include some biographical, historical, or other background with the researchFor example, say I wanted to argue that the narrator in The Yellow Wallpaper suffers from post-partum depression. I could research post partum depression using psychological sources and then tie to the story myself.