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1 MLA STYLE (Modern Language Association)

2 When do I use MLA?  When you are citing a source in... Art History Classics English History (Ask your teacher if they have a preference: MLA or APA) Modern Languages Music Philosophy Religion Theatre MLA Style citations focus on names (author(s)) and pages numbers.

3 In-Text Citations.  How do I cite a source in my writing (in-text)? When using MLA format, follow the author-page method of in-text citation. For Example: “In order to maintain academic honesty in your writing, it is important to cite your sources using proper MLA style” (Moore 3). Author What should I do when the author has already been referenced? Moore says that “In order to maintain academic honesty in your writing, it is important to cite your sources using proper MLA style” (13).

4 The Works Cited  How do I cite my sources in a works cited?

5 The Basics  Books A book with one author. Brown, Dan. The Da Vinci Code: A Novel. New York: Doubleday, Print. The author’s last name and First Name The title (in italics) The place of publication The name of publisher The year of publication The Format

6 In-Text Citation  What would the in-text citation look like for that source? (Brown 100) The author’s Last name A space The page number

7 A more difficult example  Multiple authors (two or three). Cutherbertson, Keith, Stephen G. Hall, and Mark Taylor. An Introduction to English Literature. New York: Harcourt, Print. The Author’s last names The title (in Italics) The place of publication The name of the publisher The year of publication The format

8 In-Text Citation  What would the in-text citation look like for that source? (Cuthebertson, Hall, and Taylor 33) List the last names of the authors. The page number For Subsequent in-text citation with more than three authors... (Cuthebertson et al. 33) Subsequent citations use the last name of the first author followed by et al. et al. means “and others”

9 Electronic Sources  A website (general) Aristotle. Poetics. The Internet Classics Archive. Web Atomic and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 13 Sept Web. 4 Nov ‹http://classics.mit.edu/›. The name of the author or editor of the work Publisher or sponsor of the site (usually found at the bottom of the website`s home page Format The title of the overall website The date of publication Access date URL if requested

10 In-Text Citation  What would the in-text citation look like for that source? (Aristotle) The author’s name

11 Electronic Sources  An article/document from a professional or business website “Corporate Is Not All Business.” eMarketer. e.Marketer, 5 Dec Web. 6 Jan The title of the article The title of the website (in italics) The name of the sponsoring organization – if available The date of the article – if given Format The date the article was accessed

12 In-Text Citation  What would the in-text citation look like for that source? ( `` Corporate `` ) The author’s last name

13 Electronic Sources  A website: professional or Business (general) Citytv. Rogers, Web. 10 April The title of the website (in italics) Publisher or sponsor of the site (usually found at the bottom of the website`s home page Format The date that the website was accessed

14 In-Text Citation  What would the in-text citation look like for that source? (Citytv) The title of the website

15 Electronic Sources  Online Image (work art from a website). Pratt, Christopher. Lake Ontario Serigraph on paper. Natl. Art Gallery of Canada, Ottawa. Cybermuse. Web. 23 May The Artists Name, if given The title or a description of the image The date that the image was created The name of the institution that own the work or the private owner The medium of the composition The title of the website Format The date that the website was accessed

16 In-Text Citation  What would the in-text citation look like for that source? (Pratt) The artist’s name

17 EasyBib  Go to  Register

18 EasyBib  Fill in all of the required fields. * You can use a fake address if you’re not comfortable using a personal – Easybib does not require verification of this .

19 EasyBib  Choose your source. At the EasyBib home page, just click on the tab to pick the type of source you are citing. In many cases, all you'll have to do after that is type in the URL or title of your source. EasyBib offers over 55 different citation options - the full list is accessible on the final tab.

20 EasyBib  Choose a citation style: MLA, APA, C hicago/Turabian.

21 EasyBib  Enter your source into the search field.

22 EasyBib  Select a result. *Make sure that your result is a perfect match for the source you are using.

23 EasyBib  Fill out the form. If you've autocited your source, many of the form fields will automatically be filled in. Review the information in these fields, and enter any additional information you need (missing information will be highlighted in red).

24 EasyBib  Export your bibliography or keep going. As you can see, your source is now cited. If you are finished, just click “export or print" on the right hand side. You'll get a document to save that will allow you to easily copy into your paper. If you're not finished, just select another source. EasyBib will automatically add your citation to your bibliography and alphabetize it appropriately.

25 EasyBib  Select and option.

26 EasyBib  If you choose to print your finished works cited or reference list, click “ok” on the pop up window.

27 EasyBib  Your works cited or reference list will open up in Word; you can print your document from here.

28 Works Cited "Introductory Tutorial." EasyBib. N.p., n.d. Web. 28 Feb Seneca. Guide to Research and Citation. Toronto: Seneca, Print.


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