YOUR FRIENDLY, NEIGHBORHOOD MLA GUIDEBOOK 2009 Edition Meagan Willcutt
Source Card for a Website # of Source Last name of author, first name. “Title of Article.” Title of Publication. Version number. Sponsor/publisher of site, date of creation. Web. Date accessed.
Source Card for Book # of Source Last name of author, first name. Title of Book. Place of Publication: publishing company, publishing date. Print.
Note Card Format III. Paragraph # of Source Note, citation, or information to include in paragraph. Page number if applicable
GUIDELINES 8.5 X 11-inch, white paper Double-spaced Times New Roman, 12 point, black font 1-inch margins on ALL sides Indent the 1 st line of paragraphs (1/2 inch) Insert header in top right-hand corner of page; this should include your last name and page number. (The header may be omitted from the first page if your teacher instructs such.) Italicize titles of long works
THE FIRST PAGE Do not put a title unless instructed to do so. List your name, your teacher’s name, the class, and the due date (10 February 2012) in the upper left-hand corner. Center the title in Title Case, not in all caps, underlined, italicized, or in quotations. Double-space one time between each line.
In-text Citations Wordsworth stated that Romantic poetry was marked by a "spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings" (263). Romantic poetry is characterized by the "spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings" (Wordsworth 263). Wordsworth extensively explored the role of emotion in the creative process (263). Wordsworth, William. Lyrical Ballads. London: Oxford U.P., 1967. Print. Taken from The Owl at Purdue
Works Cited Page Label page Works Cited, centered at the top of the last page. Double-space one time between every line. Indent every line after the 1 st line of a new citation. Indention equals five spaces and is also referred to as a hanging indent. If you only used certain pages from a source, list the pages efficiently. (Example: 270-273) List sources alphabetically.
Samples Works Cited page: http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/12/ MLA format paper: http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/16/
VERY HELPFUL WEBSITES The Purdue OWL http://owl.english.purdue.edu/ Son of a Citation Machine http://citationmachine.net/ BibMe http://www.bibme.org/ CRLS Research Guide http://www.crlsresearchguide.org/
Works Referenced The Purdue OWL. Purdue U Writing Lab, 2010. Web. 2 Feb 2012. CRLS Research Guide. Basic Steps to Creating a Research Project- CRLS Research Guide. Web. 2 Feb 2012.