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1 MLA Formatting SPX Required

2 Resources & Guidelines
Purdue Owl Online Writing Lab You must have a “Works Cited” page at end of Vision Book Paper. You must use “in text” citations for any quotes in your paper or for information that comes from a source. Use a “header” in your paper so that your name and a page number is on each page including your works cited page. (“Insert” tab, “header & footer” tab) Type your paper with Times New Roman 12 font using 1” margins.

3 Example Works Cited Last name, First name. Title of Book. City of Publication: Publisher, Year of Publication. Medium of Publication. The Catholic Youth Bible. Winona: Saint Mary’s, Print. “Evangelical Counsels.” Our Sunday Visitor’s Encyclopedia of Catholic Doctrine. 1st ed Print. Horman, Helen. Saint Therese and the Roses. San Francisco: Ignatius, Print. “Selected Prayers and Quotes of Saint Thérèse of Lisieux, and Prayers to the Saint.” EWTN, n.d. Web. 7 Jan

4 First Step: Create A “Works Cited” Page
Begin your Works Cited page on a separate page at the end of your research paper. It should have the same one- inch margins and last name, page number header as the rest of your paper. Label the page Works Cited (do not italicize the words Works Cited or put them in quotation marks) and center the words Works Cited at the top of the page. Double space all citations, but do not skip spaces between entries. Indent the second and subsequent lines of citations five spaces so that you create a hanging indent.

5 Works Cited: Capitalization and Punctuation
Capitalize each word in the titles of articles, books, etc, but do not capitalize articles (the, an), prepositions, or conjunctions unless one is the first word of the title or subtitle: Gone with the Wind, The Art of War, There Is Nothing Left to Lose. Use italics (instead of underlining) for titles of larger works (books, magazines) and quotation marks for titles of shorter works (poems, articles)

6 Works Cited: Info. You Need (Print)
When you are gathering book sources, be sure to make note of the following bibliographic items: author name(s), book title, publication date, publisher, place of publication. The medium of publication for all “hard copy” books is Print. For an article in a reference book (e.g. Encyclopedias, Dictionaries), cite the piece as you would any other work in a collection but do not include the publisher information.

7 Works Cited: Info. You Need (Electronic)
For a web site: Editor, author, or compiler name (if available). Name of Site. Version number. Name of institution/organization affiliated with the site (sponsor or publisher), date of resource creation (if available). Medium of publication. Date of access. For a page on a web site: List the author if known, followed by the information for the entire Web site. Use n.p. if no publisher name is available and n.d. if no publishing date is given.

8 Works Cited - Alphabetize
Entries are listed alphabetically by the author's last name. Author names are written last name first; middle names or middle initials follow the first name. Alphabetize works with no known author by their title; use a shortened version of the title in the parenthetical citations in your paper. 

9 Citations in Your Text: Author-Page Style
The author's last name and the page number(s) from which the quotation [or paraphrase] is taken must appear in the text. Author’s name can be in the sentence and the page number in parentheses at the end of the sentence. Author’s name and the page number can be in parentheses at the end of the sentence. Page number is always in parentheses and never in the text. Author’s name directs the reader to the Works Cited page.

10 Example of Citations in Text
Homan captures St. Therese’s determination to enter the Carmelite convent when she has Therese explain that the Pope “will know that the Infant Jesus wants me to enter the Carmel, and he will surely give his consent!” (118). St. Therese was determined to enter the Carmelite convent and explained to her father that the Pope “will know that the Infant Jesus wants me to enter the Carmel, and he will surely give his consent!” (Homan 118).

11 In-Text Citations for Print Sources with No Known Author
Use a shortened title of the work instead of an author name. Place the title in quotation marks if it's a short work (e.g. articles) and provide a page number. Italicize the title if it's a longer work (e.g. plays, books, television shows, entire websites) and provide a page number. Both direct the reader to the Works Cited page for complete information.

12 Citing the Bible In your first parenthetical citation, you want to make clear which Bible you're using (and underline or italicize the title). Followed Bible version name by book (not italicized or underlined), chapter and verse. Example: Clearly St. Therese took to heart the words of Jesus when He said, “Do not let your hearts be troubled. You have faith in God; have faith also in me” (Catholic Youth Bible, John 14.1). For the next reference, list only the book, chapter, and verse in the parenthetical citation.

13 Citing Non-Print or Sources from the Internet
Include in the text the first item that appears in the Work Cited entry that corresponds to the citation (e.g. author name, article name, website name, film name). No paragraph or page number needed. Do not include URLs in-text. Example: St. Therese’s understanding of how we are to live as God’s presence in the world is summed up in her quote, “Without love, deeds, even the most brilliant, count as nothing” (“Selected Prayers”).

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