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MLA citation style Bibliothèque Saint-Jean March 2012
Course plan What is MLA documentation style Academic integrity (chapter 2) Format of the research paper (chapter 4) Documentation: Citing sources in the text (chapter 6) Documentation: Preparing the list of Works Cited (chapter 5)
MLA citation style A set of agreed-on rules or conventions for formatting written work in the humanities Developed by the Modern Language Association (MLA), appearing first in 1951 One of many scholarly documentation styles (a.k.a. citation style) The documentation style you have been asked to use by your professor – Preferences regarding documentation style will be determined by each course instructor; be sure to check!
Academic integrity Intentional and unintentional plagiarism Avoiding plagiarism and cyber-plagiarism (U of A) How to avoid plagiarism: – Dont wait until the last minute! – Take careful notes while you are reading – When in doubt, cite !
When is documentation needed? Paraphrasing Directs quotations Use of phrases or words coined by someone else Expressions / proverbs Well known quotations Common knowledge Content of a novel/play/story
Format of the research paper (chapter 4) Basic guidelines : Standard, easily readable typeface and type size (e.g. Times Roman, 12 points) Leave a one-inch margin around the text Double space throughout the paperincluding the heading, title and works cited Do not underline, italicize, or bold the title of your paper Print on one side of the paper only
Format of the research paper (chapter 4) Basic Guidelines (contd): MLA: Do not justify the lines of your paper at the right hand margin ANGL instructors: This is okay to do MLA: Do not include a title page ANGL instructors: A title page is usually required
Format of the research paper (chapter 4) Begin the Works Cited on a new, numbered page Double space throughout Indent the second and subsequent lines of each individual citation.
Format of the research paper
Documentation : in text citations (chapter 6) In text citation (a.k.a. parenthetical references) Omit the publication dates in the parenthetical references Do not use commas or p.
Example – in text citation (Family name of the cited author and page number) (Gonthier 200) Romanticism «took solid roots in Québec during the second half of 19 th century» (Gonthier 200).
Example – in text citation (cited page) (200) According to Gonthier, romanticism «took solid roots in Québec during the second half of 19 th century» (200).
Documentation : in text citations (chapter 6)
More than four lines (or 40 words) of text in the quotation: Elizabeth Bishops In the Waiting Room is rich in evocative detail: It was winter. It got dark early. The waiting room was full of grown-up people, arctics and overcoats, lamps and magazines. (6-10) No quotation marks around the text
In text citations - exercise Lewis suggests that the textbook teaches precisely nothing about what it purports to teach (Abolition of Man 5). Multiple works by the same author. Indicate which volume you are referring to by listing the number
In text citations - exercise In Thomas Hardys novels there is a strong sense of the inevitability of character and environment in the working out of human destiny (Grimsditch 28; Abercrombie 40). Two different works
In text citations - exercise Historically, literary criticism has been a much more retrograde activity than the imaginative writing it studies (Stephens et al. 224). Multiple authors of one or collective work
In text citations - exercise The Oxford Companion to English Literature notes that W. H. Mallock is best known as the author of The New Republic (489). Work listed by title
In text citations - exercise The Canadian Womens Indexing Group provides a retrospective index to 15 selected English and French-Canadian feminist periodicals (130). Corporate author. When the author is a corporation or an organization, name the corporate author
Documentation: preparing the list of Works Cited (chapter 5) Include all books, articles, websites, that you have cited in the body of your paper Take the information from the title page (recto and verso) of the book Alphabetize by authors last name, letter by letter – MacDonald, George – McCullers, Carson Identify type of the source (Print, Web, DVD).
Example – Works Cited Works Cited Arbaoui, Hakim, et al. « Measuring ground deformability with static charge». Canadian Geotechnical Journal 43.4 (2006) : Academic Search Complete. Web. July Berkes, Istvan. Everyday physics. 6 e ed. Paris : Vuibert, Print. Kamdem, Jean-Claude. « Personne, culture et droits en Afrique noire ». Droit fondamentaux et spécifités culturelles. Éd. Henri Pallard. Montréal : LHarmattan, – 117. Print.
List of Works Cited – Exercise 1. Book with one author : The Big Book of Cats. Susan Feuer. Kansas City Andrew McMeel Publishing. Feuer, Susan. The Big Book of Cats. Kansas City: Andrew McMeel Publishing, Print.
List of Works Cited – Exercise 2. Books with 2 or 3 authors : Pédagogie théorique et critique. Presses universitaires de France e éd. Jean-Pierre Pourtois et Huguette Desmet. Paris. Pourtois, Jean-Pierre et Huguette Desmet. Pédagogie théorique et critique. 2 e éd. Paris : Presses universitaires, Print.
List of Works Cited – Exercise Multiple authors: 1 author: Joubert, Jean-Louis. 2 authors: Joubert, Jean-Louis, et Irena Turnau. 3 authors: Joubert, Jean-Louis, Irena Turnau, et Anne Beaubien. More then 3 authors: Joubert, Jean-Louis, et al.
List of Works Cited – Exercise Atwood, Margaret. Alias Grace: A Novel. New York: Doubleday, Print The Robber Bride. New York: Doubleday, Print. 3.Two books by the same author: (a) Margaret Atwood. New York Doubleday. Alias Grace: A Novel. (b) Margaret Atwood. The Robber Bride Doubleday. New York.
An edited work : Shakespeare, William. Hamlet. Ed. Barbara A. Mowat and Paul Werstine. New York: Washington Square-Pocket, Print. List of Works Cited – Example
List of Works Cited - Exercise Allende, Isabel. Daughter of Fortune. Trans. Margaret Sayers Peden. New York: Harper, Print. 4. Translator. Margaret Sayers Peden. Daughter of Fortune. Isabel Allende. Harper. New York
A translation Beowulf. Trans. E. Talbot Donaldson. Ed. Nicholas Howe. New York: Norton, Print. Hildegard of Bingen. Selected Writings. Trans. Mark Atherton. New York: Penguin, Print. List of Works Cited – Example
List of Works Cited – Exercise A Book of boys stories. London: Blackie, Print. 5. Without an author: A Book of boys stories. London. Blackie.
Documentation: preparing the list of Works Cited (chapter 5) Article (print) Trumpener, Katie. Memories Carved in Granite: Great War Memorials and Everyday Life. PMLA 115 (2000): Print.
Documentation: preparing the list of Works Cited (chapter 5) Reference book: « Feudalism». Merriam-Websters Collegiate Dictionary. 11th ed Print.
Documentation: preparing the list of Works Cited (chapter 5) Article (electronic format): Arbaoui, Hakim, et al. «Measuring ground deformability with static charge». Canadian Geotechnical Journal 43.4 (2006): ProQuest Science Journals. Web. July
Documentation: preparing the list of Works Cited (chapter 5) Web site – short article : Author. Title of the article. Web site title. Date of publication. Editor of web site (if available). Type of source. Date of access. Morin, Judith. « Nomenclature of plantes ». Le carnet horticole et botanique du Jardin botanique de Montréal. Jan Jardin botanique de Montréal. Web. July
Documentation: preparing the list of Works Cited (chapter 5) Entire Web site: Title of the web site. Editor/author/organization. Date of publication/update. Type of source. Date of access. GlobalWarming.org. Cooler Heads Coalition, Web. May
Documentation: preparing the list of Works Cited (chapter 5) DVD (movie): Title. Editor/author/writer. Director. Performers. Distributor. Date of publication. Type of source. Like Water for Chocolate. Screenplay by Laura Esquivel. Dir. Alphonso Arau. Perf. Lumi Cavazos, Marco Lombardi. Miramax, Film.
Documentation : Course notes Course notes - student: – MLA does not impose any official rules – Cite your colleague or co disciple in your text, without using parentheses at the end of the sentence/phrase – Do not list it in your Works Cited list, but give enough information within your text During his presentation on cognitive process on October , Irwin Weiser said that «...
Documentation : Course notes Course notes distributed by your professor (printed documents or PowerPoint presentations) : – MLA does not impose any official rules – It is recommended to include these notes in your Works Cited list
Documentation : Course notes Professors name. "Title of document / presentation." Course notes. Title of course. Department, University. Type of source. Date of reception of course notes. Mandin, Lucille. «Survol de littérature jeunesse de langue française » Course notes. EDUM 302. Campus Saint- Jean, University of Alberta. Print. Aug
Documentation : Course notes - example Notes available on line (PDF, PowerPoint, Moodle) : Professor's name. "Title of document." Course notes. Date of distribution (or creation). Title of course. Course Website. Department, University. Type de source. Date of access. Mandin, Lucille. «Survol de littérature jeunesse de langue française. » Course notes. Jan EDUM 302. Course website. Campus Saint-Jean, University of Alberta. Web. 5 mars 2008.
Documentation : Course notes Todays presentation source: Russell, Toni, et al. MLA Formatting and Style Guide. The Purdue OWL. Purdue U Writing Lab. November Web. 5 oct
OTHER RESOURCES Purdue Online Writing Lab MLA Citation Guide ( Simon Fraser University) MLA Citation Guide ( Simon Fraser University
Resources at the library
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