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1 MLA Graduate Writing Center Jessica Erkfitz

2 Pages I.Parts of the paper A.Cover page (optional, ask your professor) B.Body C.Works Cited (Bibliography)

3 Cover page A.Cover Page (Example to follow) 1.Title 1/3 down the page 2.Two double spaced lines 3.Your full name 4.Two double spaced lines 5.Professor’s name 6.Course name 7.Date

4 Your name Instructor Course Date Title 1/3 rd of the way down the page

5 Body B.Body 1.Heading (Example to follow) a.Includes the following i.Full name ii.Professor’s name iii.Class iv.Due date b.Location i.First page of body ii.Upper left-hand corner iii.Double spaced

6 Body 2.Title a.Center aligned b.Double spaced c.Next line below heading d.Same font size as text and heading 3.Header a.½ in. from top b.Page number in right-hand corner c.Last name precedes page number on every page

7 Body 4.Text Layout a.1 in. Margins b.Double spaced c.Indent beginning of each paragraph 1/2 in. d.Do not leave extra spaces between paragraphs

8 Name Professor Class Date Title Page number Last name 1 in. margin 1 in. margin 1 in. margin 1 in. margin ½ in. margin Everything Double Spaced

9 In-text Citations 5.Citation types (Example to follow) a.Quotes (4 or less lines) i.Put quotation marks around the phrase ii.Use exact dictation without changing spelling or punctuation b.Block quotes (more than 4 lines) i.Indent entire quote 1in./one tab more than the normal text ii.Do not use quotation marks iii.Double space like rest of paper iv.Insert the period before parenthetical citation c.Paraphrases i.Use your own words, not those of the author ii.Good guideline – do not use more than two consecutive words from the source in your rephrasing iii.Cite them with a parenthetical reference.

10 Citations d.Normal citation i.Located after quote/paraphrase ii.Within parentheses iii.Author’s last name iv.Page number v.Punctuation comes after parentheses *unless block quote e.Author’s name within sentence i.Does not need to be restated at end ii.Page number still given in parentheses f.No author i.Title in replace of the author ii.After first reference shortened version of title may be used iii.Must be underlined not in italics iv.Page number

11 Paraphrase Direct Quote Block Quote Citation Citation without author Author’s name

12 Works Cited C.Works Cited (Example to follow) 1.Title: Works Cited (not Bibliography) a.Top of new page b.Center aligned 2.Sources a.Alphabetical order by first word b.Hanging indent (use the tab button once)

13 Works Cited c.Individual layout (example of a book) i.Author (last name, first name) ii.Period iii.Title (italicized) iv.Period v.City of publication vi.Colon vii.Publishing company viii.Comma ix.Year of publication x.Period xi.Medium (Print or Web) xii.Period

14 Works Cited d.Individual layout (example of a book by two or three authors) i.Author (last name, first name) ii.Period iii.Comma iv.and v.Second Author (first name, last name) vi.Title (italicized) vii.Period viii.City of publication ix.Colon x.Publishing company xi.Comma xii.Year of publication xiii.Period xiv.Medium (Print or Web) xv.Period

15 Works Cited e.Individual layout (an edited book) i.Author (last name, first name) ii.Period iii.Title (italicized) iv.Period v.Original year of publication vi.Period vii.Ed. viii.Editor’s name (first name, last name) ix.Period x.City of publication xi.Colon xii.Publishing company xiii.Comma xiv.Year of publication xv.Period xvi.Medium (Print or Web) xvii.Period

16 Works Cited f.Individual layout (a subsequent edition of a book) i.Author (last name, first name) ii.Period iii.Title (italicized) iv.Period v.(#, i.e. 1st, 2nd, 3rd) ed. vi.City of publication vii.Colon viii.Publishing company ix.Comma x.Year of publication xi.Period xii.Medium (Print or Web) xiii.Period

17 Works Cited g.Individual layout (a multi-volume work) i.Author (last name, first name) ii.Period iii.Title (italicized) iv.Period v.Vol. (#) vi.Period vii.City of publication viii.Colon ix.Publishing company x.Comma xi.Year of publication xii.Period xiii.Medium (Print or Web) xiv.Period

18 Works Cited i.Author of foreword (last name, first name) ii.Period iii.Foreword iv.Period v.Title (italicized) vi.Period vii.By viii.Period ix.Author of book (first name, last name) x.Period xi.City of publication xii.Colon xiii.Publishing company xiv.Comma xv.Year of publication xvi.Period xvii.Page number(s) xviii.Period xix.Medium (Print or Web) xx.Period h.Individual layout (the foreword, preface, or afterword of a book)

19 Works Cited i.Individual layout (a translation) i.Author (last name, first name) ii.Period iii.Title (italicized) iv.Period v.Trans vi.Period vii.Translator’s name (first name, last name) viii.Period ix.City of publication x.Colon xi.Publishing company xii.Comma xiii.Year of publication xiv.Period xv.Medium (Print or Web) xvi.Period

20 Works Cited j.Individual layout (the Bible) i.Title (italicized) i.e. The New King James Version ii.Period iii.Ed. (edition, if applicable) iv.Period v.City of publication vi.Colon vii.Publishing company viii.Comma ix.Year of publication x.Period xi.Medium (Print or Web) xii.Period

21 Works Cited i.Author (last name, first name) ii.Period iii.“Title of the short story.” (  period inside quotes) iv.Title of the anthology (italicized) v.Period vi.Ed. vii.Editor’s name (first name, last name) viii.Period ix.(#, i.e. 1st, 2nd, 3rd) ed x.Period xi.City of publication xii.Colon xiii.Publishing company xiv.Comma xv.Year of publication xvi.Period xvii.Page range of short story xviii.Period xix.Medium (Print or Web) xx.Period k.Individual layout (a short story, play, or poem in an anthology)

22 Works Cited l.Individual layout (a signed article in a reference book) i.Author (last name, first name) ii.Period iii.“Title of article.” (  period inside quotes) iv.Title of reference book (italicized) v.Period vi.(#, i.e. 1st, 2nd, 3rd) ed vii.Period viii.City of publication ix.Colon x.Publishing company xi.Comma xii.Year of publication xiii.Period xiv.Medium (Print or Web) xv.Period

23 Works Cited m. Individual layout (an unsigned article in a reference book) i.“Title of article.” (  period inside quotes) ii.Title of reference book (italicized) iii.Period iv.(#, i.e. 1st, 2nd, 3rd or year) ed v.Period vi.Medium (Print or Web) vii.Period * Note: you may omit page numbers when the reference book lists entries alphabetically

24 Works Cited n.Individual layout (listing one definition among many from a dictionary) i.“Title of article.” (  period inside quotes) ii.Def iii.Period iv.# (definition number) v.Period vi.Title of reference book (italicized) vii.Period viii.(#, i.e. 1st, 2nd, 3rd or year) ed ix.Period x.Medium (Print or Web) xi.Period

25 Title Last Name Page Number Everything Double Spaced

26 Abbreviations 3.Abbreviations within sources a.Geographic locations are abbreviated i.Ohio - OH ii.Ontario - ON iii.Turkey - Turk. b.Common Publishers' names i.American Library Association – ALA ii.W.W. Norton & Sons, Publishers – Norton iii.University Press – UP (U of Illinois P, Notre Dame UP) *For a further listing of abbreviations (both in the text and works cited) see the MLA handbook.

27 Other Citations 4. Articles in Periodicals Author. “Title.” Journal volume: issue* (year): pages. Print. Horowitz, Evan. “George Eliot: The Conservative.” Victorian Studies 69 (2006): Print. * Only include the issue number if the pagination starts over in each separate issue. Leave it out if pagination continues through a whole volume of a periodical.

28 Other Citations 5. An article in a weekly magazine (signed/unsigned) Signed article: Author. “Title.” Magazine Date: pages. Print. Corliss, Richard. “His Days.” Time 14 Aug. 2005: Print. Unsigned article: “Title.” Magazine Date: pages. Print. “Title.” Magazine Date: pages. Print. “His Days.” Time 14 Aug. 2005: Print. 6.An article in a monthly magazine Author. “Title.” Magazine Date: pages. Print. Thomas, Evan. “John Paul.” American History Aug. 2003: Print.

29 Other Citations 7.An article in a newspaper (signed/unsigned) Signed article: Author. “Title.” Newspaper Date: section number. Print. Krantz, Matt. “Stock Success.” Wall Street Journal 11 Aug. 2004: B1+. Print. Unsigned article: “Title.” Newspaper Date: section number. Print. “A Steadfast Friend.” New York Times 6 Sept. 2003, late ed.: B8. Print.

30 Other Citations 8.An editorial in a newspaper Author. “Title.” Editorial. Newspaper Date: section. Print. Brooks, David. “Living in the Age.” Editorial. Dayton Daily News 1 Aug. 2004, final ed.: A12. Print.

31 Other Citations 9. Parts of Books Author of selection. “Title.” Book Title. Editor. City: Press, year. Pages. Print. Fisher, Judith L. “Image versus Text in the Illustrated Novels of William Makepeace Thackeray.” Victorian Literature and the Victorian Visual Imagination. Ed. Carol T. Christ and John O. Jordan. Berkeley: U of California P, Print.

32 Other Citations 10. Web sources a.An entire web site: Editor (if given). Title of the site. Date of electronic publication. Web. Date of access. Editor (if given). Title of the site. Date of electronic publication. Web. Date of access. Liberty University Web. 2 May b. A document within a web site “Title of document.” Title of site. Title of site, Date of electronic publication. Web. Date of access. “June 3, 1800: President Adams Moves.” History.com. History Channel, Web. 3 Aug

33 Other Citations c. An online posting Author. Online posting. Title of site. Title of site, Date of electronic publication. Web. Date of access. Sethi, Beth. Online posting. Enviromom. Enviromom, 2 Aug Web. 6 Sept d.An article in a database: Author. “Title.” Journal volume.issue (year): pages/paragraphs.Subscription service. Web. Date of access. Schmoe, Joe. “Online Article.” Online Writing 3.2 (2004): 56 pars. JSTOR. Web. 2 May 2007.


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