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1 Works Cited MLA Format

2 Works cited Heading is centered, in Times New Roman, size 12 font. NO underline, NO bold! Alphabetize list by author last name, or webpage, or website name. First line of each entry is at left margin; second and third lines indented at ½” Double-space throughout your works cited page. See handout for typing instructions.

3 Required information From an Electronic source
Editor, author, or compiler name. Name of Site. Name of publisher, date of resource creation. Medium of Publication. Date of access.* You must try to find all of the information listed above. You will enter the information that you do have in the same order that is listed above. *Date of access means the day you looked at the website.

4 Whole website Editor, author, or compiler name. Name of Site. Name of publisher, date of resource creation. Medium of Publication. Date of access. For example: Felluga, Dino. Guide to Literary and Critical Theory. Purdue U., 28 Nov Web. 10 May 2006. Remember: The name of the site is in italics The second lines and on are indented ½” Date is in British format – Day Month Year Double spacing is used throughout

5 A Page on a web site “How to Make Vegetarian Chili.” eHow. Demand Media, n.d. Web. 24 Feb. 2009 Remember: Write “n.d.” if no publishing date is given Write “n.p.” if no publisher name is available

6 Article in a web magazine
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 For additional examples go to the Purdue. (Type into Google) Look for MLA format guide on the left side of the webpage.

7 Required information from a Print Source
Name of the author, editor, compiler, or translator Title of the work (italicized) City of publication, name of the publisher, and year of publication Medium of publication consulted (Print)

8 Print Source Examples Book:
Franke, Damon. A Study of Medieval Clothing. New York, Harcourt Brace 2008. Print. Article from a reference source: Jödicke, Ansgar. “Alchemy.” Religion Past and Present: Encyclopedia of Theology and Religion. Ed. Hans Dieter Betz, Don S. Browning, Bernd Janowski, and Eberhard Jüngel. Vol. 1. Leiden: Brill, Print. Article: Piper, Andrew. “Rethinking the Print Object: Goethe and the Book of Everything.” PMLA (2006): Print.

9 Citing a Tweet Begin the entry in the works-cited list with the author's real name and, in parentheses, user name, if both are known and they differ. If only the user name is known, give it alone. Next provide the entire text of the tweet in quotation marks, without changing the capitalization. How do I cite a tweet? - Modern Language Association Language Association

10 How to Cite a Blog Blog:  A website with regular (and sometimes opinionated) posts that allows commentary and discussion from readers. Structure: Last name, First name, Middle initial. “Article Title.” Blog Post Type.* Website/Blog Title. Website Publisher, Date Month Year Published. Web. Date. Month. Year Accessed. *Blog post type refers to what type of content you are using. Is it a standard blog on a website, an audio blog (podcast) or a vlog (video blog)? Date accessed: This is the day that the article was found and read.

11 How To Cite a Photograph
Citing a photograph found on a website Structure: Last name, First name, Middle initial. Photograph Title. Year Created. Photograph. Museum/Institution, Location. Website Title. Web. Date Month Year Accessed. Example: Cartier-Bresson, Henri. Juvisy, France The Museum of Modern Art, New York City. MoMa. Web. 24 June 2010. Citing a digital image Digital Image: A picture which can be viewed electronically by a computer. Last, First M. Title of Work. Digital Image. Website Title. Website Publisher, Date Month Year Published. Web. Date Month Year Accessed. Guggenheim Museum in Spain. Digital image. HowStuffWorks. HowStuffWorks. Web. 22 July 2010.

12 In-text citations In-text citations are used to refer the reader to the Works Cited page for more information. In-text citations should be short and readable. Examples: For information from a specific source and page: Author and page number: (Dunaj 32). Cite just the author if no page number given, such as on a website: (Sheridan). If a work does not have an author, cite its title: (“The Eleventh Hour”).

13 In-text citations- continued
Facts are documented with in-text citations: Science is considered the wackiest subject amongst middle schoolers (Allexy 108). If you name the author first, you only need to put the page number in parenthesis: According to Elizabeth Brown, art is good for the soul (237). Shorten names of long webpages/sites/titles: “The Source of All Information on Medieval Weapons from Around the World According to Olberding” (“The Source”).

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