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1 MLA Citations Best references: Purdue Online Writing Lab: MLA Handbook Everyday Writer

2 In-text Citations Basics Normal form: (Author’s last name Page #) Ex: (Smith 47) In-text citations are given at the end of the sentence in which they are used, after quotation marks (if present) but before final punctuation of the sentence. Ex: “This meatloaf is shallow and pedantic” (Griffin 24). If no author is given for the source, you may use the first word of the title instead. If this title is in italics or quotation marks, you must use those also Ex: (Huckleberry 92)

3 Works Cited Page Newspapers: Author Lastname, Firstname. "Title of Article." Title of Periodical Day Month Year: pages. Medium of publication. Ex: Poniewozik, James. "TV Makes a Too-Close Call." Time 20 Nov. 2000: Print. Periodicals Author Lastname, Firstname. "Title of Article." Title of Periodical Volume.Issue (Year):pages. Database (if applicable). Medium of publication. Date of access (if accessed online) Ex: Duvall, John N. "The (Super)Marketplace of Images: Television as Unmediated Mediation in DeLillo's White Noise." Arizona Quarterly 50.3 (1994): JSTOR. Web. 5 Apr Most of the peer reviewed articles from the library databases will fall into this format

4 Works Cited Page Electronic Sources Author Lastname, Firstname. “Title of Article” (if applicable). Title of Website. Version numbers or revisions. Publisher or Company, Date of Publication. Web. Date of access. Ex: Bernstein, Mark. "10 Tips on Writing the Living Web." A List Apart: For People Who Make Websites. A List Apart Mag., 16 Aug Web. 4 May Remember to use n.p. if no publisher name is available and n.d. if no publishing date is given. URLs are no longer required Websites can be some of the most difficult to cite due to formatting concerns and lack of relevant information No more than 1 website!


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