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2 Center the title (Works Cited) at the top of your page Set all margins to 1” Number the page at the top right with your last name (Smith 11) Double space the entire document, both between and within entries Alphabetize the list by author’s last name OR the first word of the entry (ignore The, A, An) Use hanging indentation; after the first line, indent each subsequent line ½” (tab) If required by your teacher, web addresses are inside angled brackets ( ) with hyperlinks removed so that the URL/web address appears as regular text Dates are listed by day, abbreviated month, year with the exception of May, June, and July. MLA STYLE GENERAL GUIDELINES

3 WHEN CITING A BOOK, LIST THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION: Author’s Last name, First name. Title of Book. City: Publisher, Copyright year. For Example: Banks, Robert B. Slicing Pizzas, Racing Turtles, and Further Adventures in Applied Mathematics. Princeton: Princeton UP, 2002, Print. Remember to use “hanging indentions” for all entries and follow proper punctuation methods to separate parts of each entry. PRINT CITATIONS: BOOKS

4 WHEN USING ONLY A SELECTION IN A TEXTBOOK OR COMPILATION OF MULTIPLE PIECES, INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING: Author’s Last name, First name. “Title of Selection.” Title of Textbook or Anthology. Editor’s First name and Last. Place of Publication: Company, year of publication. Pages. Print. For Example Washington, George. “Farewell Address.” A Patriot’s Handbook: Songs, Poems, Stories, and Speeches Celebrating the Land We Love. Ed. Caroline Kennedy. New York: Hyperion, Print. A SPECIFIC WORK IN AN ANTHOLOGY (LIKE A TEXTBOOK)

5 WHEN CITING A WEBSITE, INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING: Author/Editor/Compiler. “Title of Work.” Title of Overall Website. Version or edition. Publisher or sponsor of site, Date of publication (day, month, year or n.d. if none given). Date of access. For Example: “Roman Empire.” World History: Ancient and Medieval Eras. ABC-CLIO, Web. 3 Mar “Giant Panda.” Amazing Animals of the World. Grolier Online, Web. 20 May WEB-BASED SOURCES:

6 WHEN CITING INFORMATION FROM AN ENCYCLOPEDIA, INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING: Last name, First name. “Article Title.” Title of Encyclopedia. Editor. Vol. #. City: Publisher, Copyright year. (If the article has no author, put the title first ) For Example: “Climate.” UXL Encyclopedia of Weather and Natural Disasters. Ed. Carl Rupert. Vol. 1. Detroit: Gale, McIntosh, Daniel. “Puritans.” Encyclopedia Britannica. Ed. Nora Roberts. Vol. 17. New York: Penguin Research, REFERENCE BOOKS & (ENCYCLOPEDIA) MULTIVOLUME REFERENCE WORKS

7 TO GIVE CREDIT TO A SOURCE THAT YOU ARE PARAPHRASING OR DIRECTLY QUOTING FROM, CITE IN THE BODY OF YOUR ESSAY/PAPER IN THE FOLLOWING MANNER: Sources with Author and Page: Write the last name of the author and then the page you referred to in his/her book. For example: (Baker 223) Sources without Author: If no author is given, use the name of the book in place of the author. For example: (Science Today 45) Internet Sources: When citing an Internet source, give only the name of the author. For example: (Smith) If that is not provided, give the name of the Internet site. For example: (Wikipedia) You do not have to put page numbers. USING PARENTHETICAL CITATIONS IN TEXT

8 Place parenthetical citations at the end of the sentence you are paraphrasing and/or quoting. For a paraphrased example: The destruction of the argentine is due to many socioeconomic factors (Taylor 33). For a direct quote example: “But that which was most sad and lamentable was…that half their company died…” (Bradford 104). Even when quoting, place the parenthetical citations after the quotations but before the period. For example: "Mamma always said stupid is as stupid does" (Gump 89). WHERE TO PUT THE PARENTHETICAL CITATIONS:

9 Works Cited "Blueprint Lays Out Clear Path for Climate Action." Environmental Defense Fund. Environmental Defense Fund, 8 May Web. 24 May Clinton, Bill. Interview by Andrew C. Revkin. “Clinton on Climate Change.” New York Times. New York Times, May Web. 25 May Dean, Cornelia. "Executive on a Mission: Saving the Planet." New York Times. New York Times, 22 May Web. 25 May Ebert, Roger. "An Inconvenient Truth." Rev. of An Inconvenient Truth, dir. Davis Guggenheim. rogerebert.com. Sun-Times News Group, 2 June Web. 24 May GlobalWarming.org. Cooler Heads Coalition, Web. 24 May Gowdy, John. "Avoiding Self-organized Extinction: Toward a Co-evolutionary Economics of Sustainability." International Journal of Sustainable Development and World Ecology 14.1 (2007): Print. SAMPLE WORKS CITED PAGE


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