2What is MLA? Modern Language Association A method of citing references in research and literary papersParenthetical citations in textWorks cited page
3Documentation in Text This is referred to as parenthetical citation. One AuthorAuthor’s name in referenceUsually the author’s last name and page numberNote punctuation(Author’s last name page number)Ex. This point has been argued before (Frye 1971).
4Two Authors Authors’ names in reference Alphabetically by last name and page numberNote punctuation(Author’s last name and Author’s last name page number)Ex. Others hold an opposite view (Warren and Wellek ).
5Authors’ names in textDo not use authors’ last names in the citation if the authors’ names appear in the text.(Page number)Ex. Smith, Taylor and Todd argue another measure of emotional intelligence is the success of interpersonal relationships (14-15).
6Publishing Information (City, Publisher and date) What is a citation?It is a sentence! It consists of:Author’s name(s)Title of BookPublishing Information (City, Publisher and date)
7Works Cited Page Starts new page numbered sequentially Placed after the body of the paperWork(s) Cited is centered, without quotation marks, italics, or underliningInclude all quoted, paraphrased, or summarized sourcesStart each entry on new line, regular left marginIndent the second and all subsequent lines five spaces (‘hanging indent’)Double-space all linesAlphabetize by author’s last name, book title, or website name
8Works Cited Page Authors’ Names For one author For multiple authors Include the author’s name as it appears on the title page in reverse order, period at endEx. Mills, Stephanie R.For multiple authorsFirst author = reverse order; all subsequent names = normal order, separated by commas, period at end(Mills, Stephanie R., Bert W. Griggs, and Ronald H. Holland.)
9Works Cited Page Capitalization of Titles Capitalize all major words and the first and last words of all titles and subtitlesDon’t capitalize articles (a, an, the), prepositions (by, with, from), or coordinating conjunctions (and, but, for, nor, yet, or, so)Underline the title, but not the period at the end.Ex. Catcher in the Rye.
10Works Cited Page Place of Publication and Publisher Give only the first city listed for the place of publicationList publisher name after the city and colon followed by a commaDo not list state names, regardless how obscure the city(City of publication: Publisher name,)Ex. Malden: Blackwell,
11Works Cited Page Publication Month Abbreviations Year follows place of publication followed by the period.Ex
12Works CitedVan Delay, Art. Seinfeld:The Show About Nothing. New York: Penguin Books, Winston, Allen. The Creation of the Media. Los Angeles: Houghton-Mifflin, 1992.
13Citing Electronic Sources Works Cited PageCiting Electronic SourcesGo toType in the website of the source used.Click MLA and “Cite it.”Click “Continue”Edit as needed, adding additional info if available.Click “Create Citation”.See citation under “Bibliography.” Copy and paste into your Works Cited page.
14Works CitedAmerican Association for Artificial Intelligence. 17 MarColbert, Stephen. Home page. 1 NovVan Delay, Art. Seinfeld:The Show About Nothing. New York: Penguin Books, 1997.Winston, Allen. The Creation of the Media. Los Angeles: Houghton-Mifflin, 1992.