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    are indented 1 2 inch about five spaces The list is alphabetized based on the author s last name or by the first entry such as title of the article with A An and The ignored If the title starts with a number use the spelling of the number to alphabetize For example 1952 would be alphabetized as Nineteen Fifty Two Common Abbreviations for unknown information n pag unknown page n p unknown publisher or sponsor n d unknown date Date Formatting 24 May 2012 Day Month Year With the exception of May June and July all other months should be abbreviated as follows Jan January Feb February Mar March Apr April May June July Aug August Sept September Oct October Nov November Dec December Capitalization Capitalize the following items in the title or subtitle Nouns Pronouns for example he she our Verbs Adjectives Adverbs Subordinating Conjunctions for example because before when if that after although unless Do not capitalize the items below if located in the middle of the title or subtitle Articles for example a an or the Prepositions for example to of between against in Coordinating Conjunctions for example but and in of to so nor yet or To in infinitives for example How to Write an Essay Publisher Information Do not include articles A An or The business information Corp Inc Ltd etc or other descriptive items Press Publisher Books House If multiple publication cities are listed include the first city only Cite the surname of the publisher if it includes an individual s name For example change W W Norton Company to Norton Use other common abbreviations as listed below Acad Academy Assn Association Cambridge UP Cambridge University Press ERIC Education Resources Information Center GPO Government Printing Office Houghton Houghton Mifflin Co Macmillan Macmillan Publishing

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  • Visual Materials
    Contributors Citation Citation Guide Modern Language Association MLA Visual Materials Table Formatting Tables are labeled as Table and include a number and a title This label should be flushed left and located above the table Below the table list the Source An example has been provided below Table 1 English inflectional affixes Nouns Plural s Possessive genitive s the book s John s book Verbs 3 rd Person SG nonpast s Progressive ing Past tense ed Past participle en ed He read s well He is work ing He work ed He has eat en studi ed Adjectives Comparative er Superlative est the small er one the small est one Source C ontemporary Linguistics An Introduction Eds William O Grady et al Boston St Martin s 2005 127 Print table 4 15 Note that semicolons are used to separate the source information listed in the table not commas or periods Figures and Examples Formatting Visual materials such as a map chart graph or photograph are labeled as Fig Figure and include a number and a caption If musical illustrations are provided the items are labeled as Ex Example and include a number and a caption The notations should be listed

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    Print Other Works Cited Electronics Online Works Cited Other Sources Additional Resources Related Resources Document Sample Works Cited Format Sample Resources Print Friendly Format About this Guide Contributors Citation Citation Guide Modern Language Association MLA Sample Documents The Document Sample and Works Cited Format Sample are located in the Related Resources on the menu to the right To return to the guide after viewing the samples select the back arrow

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    most powerful strategies for writers to use was planning what one wanted to do for one s reader during the writing process 473 When three authors are present include all last names in the sentence or with the parenthetical reference as noted below With regard to discourse the authors claim that there are three different visions specifically cultural literacy the literacy of social and cultural critique and community literacy and this distinction helps to expand the meaning of the term discourse Peck Flower and Higgins 1101 Work with More Than Three Authors Include only the last name of the first author and the phrase et al and others in Latin or list all the last names The authors make a recommendation that attention be paid to the talk that goes on in our writing classrooms as a means to better understand the capabilities of students Hull et al 803 or The authors make a recommendation that attention be paid to the talk that goes on in our writing classrooms as a means to better understand the capabilities of students Hull Rose Fraser and Castellano 803 Two or More Works within the same Parenthetical Reference Separate the works with a semi colon There are multiple authors supporting the claim that shame may have a positive impact Biddle 121 Probyn xiii Lynd qtd Scheff 92 Work with Corporate Author If the author is an organization a government agency or a corporation include the appropriate attribution in the sentence or the parenthetical reference The study published by the National Council for Teachers of English noted the importance of using discussion to further students thinking about literature 4 Work with Unknown Author Include the complete title or a shortened version for example Who Killed Use quotation marks for titles of articles and italicize book titles According to the author newspapers are now an endangered species as circulation numbers are declining throughout various countries worldwide Who Killed the Newspaper 193 Work with Page Number Unknown If the work does not have a page number as often occurs with Web sites or Web sources it is appropriate to omit the information as shown in the example below If the source provides page numbers such as a PDF file include the reference If the source numbers the paragraphs include the abbreviations par or pars with the citation for example Hayes par 2 In the article What is Critical Literacy the author defines literacy as learning to read and write as part of becoming conscious of one s own experience within specific power relations which provides a key insight into the complexities of this theory Shor Work from an Indirect Source This type of citation is used when the author s words are included within a source written by another individual The author s goal of presenting these specific examples is to connect closely with Langstraat s previously written article which argues that we must help our students to historicize and denaturalize their own emotional reactions qtd in

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  • Works Cited--Print Books
    Numbers Medium Ortiz Simon The Language We Know Living Languages Contexts for Reading and Writing Eds Nancy Buffington Marvin Diogenes and Clyde Moneyhun Upper Saddle River Prentice Hall 1997 40 47 Print Book Author with Editor Last Name First Name Author Title Ed First Name Last Name Editor Place of Publication Publisher s Name Year Medium Shakespeare William Hamlet Ed Susanne L Wofford Boston Bedford Books 1994 Print Book Multiple Authors If two or three authors are present change the order first name last name without a comma and include the word and before the final listing Last Name First Name and First Name Last Name Title Place of Publication Name of Publisher Year Medium Timpson William M and Sue Doe Concepts and Choices for Teaching Meeting the Challenges of Higher Education 2nd ed Madison Atwood 2008 Print If the book has four or more authors listed include all names or display only the name of the first author followed by et al and others in Latin Also please note there is no period between et and al Last Name First Name et al Title Place of Publication Publisher Year Medium Roark James L et al The American Promise Boston Bedford 1998 Print Book Unidentified Author If an author is not included begin with the title Title Place of Publication Publisher Year Medium Sir Gawain and the Green Night New York Ballantine 1975 Print Dictionary or Encyclopedia Publication information place of publication publisher is not needed when listing reference books that are widely used Publication information should be provided if the work has only one edition Last Name First Name if provided Title of Entry Title of Dictionary or Encyclopedia Edition if provided Year Medium Tonga World Book Encyclopedia 2010 ed 2010 Print Introduction Preface Foreword or Afterword Last Name

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  • Works Cited--Print Periodicals
    page numbers and the medium Article in a Scholarly Journal Last Name First Name Title of article Journal Name Series Number if applicable Volume Issue Number Year Page Numbers Medium Sweeney Meghan The Wikipedia Project Changing Students from Consumers to Producers TETYC 39 3 2012 256 67 Print Article in a Magazine For magazines published weekly include the complete date day month and year and for items published monthly list only the month and year If the article is printed on non consecutive pages list only the first page number followed by a plus sign for example 21 Last Name First Name Title Magazine Name Date Page Numbers Medium Plotnick Arthur You Can Conquer Writer s Block The Writer Magazine May 2012 32 34 Print Article in a Newspaper Do not include A An or The for English language publications for example list as Denver Post not The Denver Pos t and add the city in square brackets if it is not included with the name of the publication for example Star Ledger Newark If the newspaper is nationally published such as Wall Street Journal the publication city is not needed Include the publication date in full day month and year followed by a colon but do not list the volume or issue number even if the information is provided When editions are included on the nameplate list the information after the date with an abbreviation ed for example natl ed and place the colon before the page numbers For sections that are paginated separately list the section title and include the abbreviation sec For example Sports sec Non consecutive pages should be listed with the plus sign as shown in the example below Last Name First Name Title Name of Newspaper Date Page Numbers Medium Kyle Sarah Jane 2012

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  • Works Cited--Print Other
    Doctoral Dissertations and Master s Theses List the information similar to a book as shown in the template below Include the label Diss MA thesis or MS thesis and the university name If the item was privately published replace the publisher name with privately published followed by the year If the item is unpublished as shown in the example below enclose the title with quotation marks Last Name First Name Title Diss University Place of Publication Publisher Year Medium Doe Sue R The Lived Experiences of Teacher Formation among 1st Year Graduate Teaching Assistants in a Composition Program Diss Colorado State U 2001 Government Publication List the government agency as the author unless a writer is named and provide the name of the government followed by the agency name and usual publication information as shown on the title page Federal publications are often published by the GPO Government Printing Office in Washington D C or the HMSO Her or His Majesty s Stationary Office located in London Last Name First Name if known Name of Government Name of Agency Title of Publication Place of Publication Publisher Year Medium United States Dept of Transportation North I 25 Environmental Impact Statement Record of Decision Washington GPO 2011 Print Legal Publications The templates below can be used as a guide however as noted in the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers citations of legal documents and law cases may be complicated and consulting The Bluebook A Uniform System of Citation is recommended 205 Court Case Plaintiff v Defendant Law Report Number Court Year Title Publication Information Historical Document Last Name First Name if known Year of the Document Title Place of Publication Publisher Year of Publication Page Medium Legislative Act Name of Act do not italicize or place in quotes Public Law

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  • Works Cited--Electronics/Online
    Web 16 May 2012 Blog post and Video posts Use the phrase Weblog entry or Weblog comment without quotation marks if there is no entry title provided example not shown Last Name First Name Entry Title Blog Name Sponsor or Publisher n p if none Date of Publication or Last Update Medium Date of Access Plastic Eating Fungi Found in the Amazon May Solve the World s Waste Problem The Yoga Hub n p 15 May 2012 Web 16 May 2012 Doctoral Dissertations and Master s Theses Last Name First Name Title Diss University Year Publication Location Database Medium Date of Access Salwierak Marian Emerging Voices of Undergraduate Writers A Study of the Phenomenon of Writing Changes During the College Years Diss U of Oklahoma 2007 Oklahoma ProQuest Dissertations Theses Web 1 June 2012 E Books Last Name First Name Title Place of Publication Publisher Year Medium Kindle file Nook file EPUB file PDF file or Digital file Blackwell John and Jan Martin A Scientific Approach to Scientific Writing New York Springer 2011 PDF file Email Last Name First Name Author Title of Message if included Message to First Name Last Name Recipient Date Medium Feal Rosemary New MLA Job Information List Services Message to Jennifer Lawson 23 May 2012 E mail Forum and Discussion Boards Last Name First Name Title Web site Sponsor Date of Publication or Last Update Medium Date of Access Patterson Nancy Call for Manuscripts Teaching and Learning Forum NCTE 29 May 2012 Web 1 June 2012 Podcast Last Name First Name Title Host Publication Name Sponsor or Publisher Date of Publication or Last Update Medium Date of Access Rhodes Gabriel So Crazy it Just Might Work Act One Mr Holland s Opus Host Ira Glass This American Life org Public Radio International 11 Nov 2011

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