Writing Center Endicott College By Nicole LeLacheur MLA Citations

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Writing Center Endicott College By Nicole LeLacheur MLA Citations Slide 2 Works Cited: The Basics Slide 3 Basic Format One-inch margins (just like your paper) Last name, page number header (just like your paper) Label the page Works Cited do not italicize or put in quotations marks Works Cited should be centered and at top of page Indent the second subsequent lines of the citations FIVE spaces so you can create a hanging indent List pages number of sources For each entry, determine what kind of source it is (print, DVD, electronic, etc.) Slide 4 Online databases If you are citing an article that was found from an online database You should type the online database name in italics Slide 5 Capitalization and punctuation Capitalize each word in the titles of articles, books, etc, but NOT the articles (the, an, etc), prepositions, or conjunctions (unless it is the first word of title or subtitle) Use italics for titles of larger works (books, magazines) and quotation marks for titles of shorter works (poems, articles) Slide 6 How to list an authors name Alphabetically by authors last name Author names are written last name first, then middle names or middle initials, then the first name e.g. Smith, John Brown, Jack Anderson, Mary Slide 7 Do not List titles (Dr., Saint, etc.) List degrees (PhD, MA, etc.) Slide 8 Do List suffixes (Jr., II., etc.) e.g. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Is written as King, Martin Luther, Jr. Slide 9 More than one work by an author Order entries alphabetically by title Use three hyphens in place of authors name for every entry after first Slide 10 Heres a basic example Larson, Margaret. The Mysteries of Water. [.] ---. Waters Mysteries. [.] Slide 11 Is the author unknown?... Alphabetize by title instead Use a shortened version of title in citations in your paper Slide 12 Heres a basic example Sampson, John. Friendship and love. [.] Secrets of Friendship. [] No known author Smith, Gerald. Friends and Family. [] Slide 13 Example of how to cite a book Last name, First name. Title of Book. Place of Publication: Publisher, Year of Publication. Medium of Publication. e.g. Smith, John. Viking Voyages. New York: Penguin, 2001. Print. King, Carlos. The Beginning of the Alphabet. Las Angeles: Penguin, 2000. Print. Slide 14 Books with multiple authors Gregory, Mark, and Jane Smith. The Allies of America. Boston: Penguin, 2001. Print. The second name is written in first name, last name format. The first name is written with last name first Slide 15 Continued If there are more than three authors List only the first author followed by et al. OR list all the authors name in order they appear on title page Slide 16 Examples Black, Mathew, et al. Reading and Writing. Boston: Penguin, 1999. Print. OR Black, Mathew, John Smith, Frank Brown, and Gregory Maxwell. Reading and Writing. Boston: Penguin, 1999. Print. Slide 17 Two or more books by same author List alphabetically by title Give author name in last name, first name format for FIRST entry only Use three hyphens for all titles following first Slide 18 Heres a basic example Peters, Jack M. Basketball Rules. New York: Penguin, 1998. Print. ---. Love of Basketball. New York: Penguin, 1992. Print Slide 19 Book written by organization List names of organizations where authors name appears at beginning of entry Slide 20 Heres a basic example American Heart Association. Heart Conditions in Children. New York: Random, 2009. Print. Slide 21 Book with no author List by title of book List alphabetically Still write title in italics Slide 22 Heres a basic example The Book of Presidents. New York: Penguin, 1999. Print. Slide 23 Electronic sources You should keep personal copies of electronic information before adding it to you Works Cited page Bookmark pages Keep URLs Slide 24 Use of URLS on a Works Cited page You do not have to include a URL in your citations If you want to use the URL Put it in brackets after the date of access ( ) Break URLS after slashes (/) Slide 25 Basic format of electronic sources Author/editor names Article name in quotations Title of the Website, project, etc. Version numbers Publisher information Any page numbers Medium of publication Date you accessed material URL (if required by professor) Slide 26 Example of how to cite a web site Editor, author, complier, etc. name (if available). Name of Site. Version number. Name of institution/organization, date of resource creation (if available). Medium of publication. Date of access. Slide 27 Heres a basic example Barker, John. Website of Furniture. The Furniture People, 2011. Web. 3 Jan. 2011. Notice how the date is written DAY ABBREVIATED MONTH. YEAR. Slide 28 A single page on a website How to Cook Pasta. Recipes.com. Recipes, n.d. Web. 3 Feb. 2011. Slide 29 An image Artist name Name of work Place work is held Painter, George. The Best Painting Ever. 1988. Museum of Paintings, New York. The Website of Paintings. Web. 1 May 2011. Website you found it from Slide 30 Online scholarly journal article Title of article Robinson, George. Research about Dogs: How They Bark and Cry. Loyal Pets: The Animal Online Journal. 3.2 (2011): n. pag. Web. 20 Feb 2011. Journal name in italics If theres no page Slide 31 Article from Online Database Griffin, John, and Martha Riddle. Stars and Space. Space 2004: 44-56. Space Online. Web. 4 Mar. 2011. Provide the title of database in italics Slide 32 Email Barney, Louis. Re: Giving Back. Message to the author. 13 Dec. 2011. E-mail. Subject line in quotations Slide 33 Other common sources Interview Lectures Films/Movies TV/Radio Slide 34 Citing an interview Lake, Mike. Personal interview. 3 Dec. 2011 Who is interviewed Date of interview Slide 35 How to cite a speech/lecture Title of speech Roberts, Rebecca. How to write in APA. Endicott College. Endicott College Auditorium, Beverly, MA. 23 Feb. 2011. Lecture. Where it took place When it took place Slide 36 How to cite a film/movie The Lost Puppy. Dir. George Lopez. Perf. Jack Black, Ben Affleck, Brad Pitt, and Jessica Biel. Twentieth Century Fox, 2011. Film. List performer names if relevant Slide 37 TV Shows/Radio Programs Name of series Enemies. Friends. ABC. New York. 2 Jun. 1999. Television. Name of episode Station Date of broadcast In quotations Slide 38 Need more help with MLA citations?... Visit the Purdue Online Writing Lab for more information http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/section/2/11/ OR the Endicott College Writing Center web page for instructional videos and resources http://endicott.edu/Academics/AcadResources/WritingCtr- AcadResources/WritingCtrOnlineRes.aspx