MLA Format - Chandler Unified School District / Home Page

MLA Format - Chandler Unified School District / Home Page

MLA Format All papers (except poetry) turned in to ELA must be submitted in ELA format. The top of your first page is set up like this: Click on symbol # Steps to Formatting Open word document -> file -> new -> space for search format, type MLA -> classic double spaced -> create You should now be on a full page

-> insert -> page # -> scroll to top of page -> Scroll to simple -> scroll to plain number 1 In front of the number 1, type your last name and a space -> home -> right align The top of your first page should look like this: Cite While You Write: MLA As soon as you use the ideas, words or other intellectual property from an outside source, acknowledge the original work by citing it. Format: include author's last name and page

number(s) in parentheses at the end of the sentence Like this: To help her fulfill her Slayer duties, Buffy can always turn to Giles (DeCandido 44). MLA Works Cited: The Begin Basics your Works Cited page on a separate page at the end of your research paper. It should have the same oneinch 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 by 0.5 inches to create a hanging indent. Be sure to keep track of the source information as you gather your sources during the research process. You'll

Citing books (MLA Handbook, sec. 5.5) Single author Multiple authors Edited Book Group or corporate author Perle, George. Serial Composition and Atonality: An Introduction to the Music of Schoenberg, Berg, and Webern. 6th ed. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1991. Print. Higonnet, Margaret R., and Joan Templeton, eds. Reconfigured Spheres: Feminist Explorations of Literary Space. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 1994. Print. Gibbons, Reginald, ed. The Poet's Work: 29 Masters of 20th Century Poetry on the Origins and Practice of their Art. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1979. Print. World Bank. Transition, The First Ten Years: Analysis and Lessons for

Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. Washington: World Bank, 2002. Print. Chapter or essay in book Calvino, Italo. "Cybernetics and Ghosts." The Uses of Literature: Essays. Trans. Patrick Creagh. San Diego: Harcourt, 1982. 3-27. Print. Article from a reference book Loizou, Andros. "Theories of Justice: Rawls." Encyclopedia of Applied Ethics. Ed. Ruth Chadwick. Vol. 4. San Diego: Academic Press, 1998. Print. Note: for standard, familiar reference works, such as the Encyclopedia Britannica, do not list the full publishing information, just the year of publication. If you are using more than one volume of a multi-volume work, give number of volumes (x vols.) before place of publication. If you are using only one volume, use the example above. For greater detail, see section 5.5.14 of the MLA Handbook.

Articles Article from a full-text database Andreatta, Filippo. "Italy at a Crossroads: The Foreign Policy of a Medium Power after the End of Bipolarity." Daedalus 130.2: 45-65. Expanded Academic ASAP. Web. 9 March 2009. Article from an e-journal collection Brooks, Gwendolyn. "Henry Dumas: Perceptiveness and Zeal." Black American Literature Forum 22.2 (1988): 177. JSTOR. Web. 9 March 2009. Article from a free web ejournal Castle, Robert. "From Desperation to Salvation: Concealing and Revealing Nothing in History." Archipelago 6.3 (2003): n. pag. Web. 9 March 2009. Note: n. pag. means that the publication does not have pagination. Article in a

Article in a authors) Article in a Article in a Wolff, Larry. "'The Boys are Pickpockets, and the Girl is a Prostitute': Gender and Juvenile Criminality in Early Victorian England from Oliver Twist to London Labour." New Literary History 27.2 (1996): 227-249. Print. journal (one author) Note: Provide issue numbers (if available) in addition to volume numbers, for all items in the Works Cited list, even if the volume pagination is continuous. See section 5.4.1 of MLA Handbook. journal (multiple Milln-Zaibert, Elisabeth and Leo Zaibert. "El Anlisis Filosfico." Cuadernos Hispanoamericanos 627 (2002): 29-35. Print. Lerner, Barbara. "America's Schools: Still Failing After All These Years." National Review 15 Sep. 1997: 42+. Print. popular magazine

Note: use the + sign if the pages are not consecutive; 42-44 would be the correct way if this article ran on consecutive pages; do not give the volume and issue number, even if they are available. Kennedy, Louise. "Same Old Song." Boston Globe 9 March 2003, late ed.: N1+. newspaper Print. Media Music Score Sound Recording Video Recording Online Video Television Schoenberg, Arnold. A Survivor from Warsaw; For Narrator, Men's Chorus, and Orchestra. Op. 46. Long Island City: Bomart Music Publications, 1949. Print. Note: Refer to MLA Handbook section 5.6.2 for scores online and 5.7.1 for

television and radio broadcasts of music. Bernstein, Leonard. Candide: Opera House Version, 1982. Orch. New York City Opera Chorus and Orchestra. Perf. Erie Mills, Joyce Castle, Maris Clement, John Lankston, Jack Harrold, David Eisler, James Billings, Scott Reeve. Cond. John Mauceri. New York: New World Records, 1986. CD. Note: If citing a medium other than compact disc, indicate that medium after the date; e.g., audiocassette, LP, etc. Like Water for Chocolate [Como agua para chocolate]. Screenplay by Laura Esquivel. Dir. Alfonso Arau. Perf. Lumi Cavazos, Marco Leonardi, Regina Torne. 1992. Burbank, Calif.: Miramax Home Entertainment, 2000. DVD. Consult section 5.7.3 of the MLA Handbook for further information about citing films. "The L-Team." Williams College Libraries. YouTube. 2007. Web. 27 Aug. 2009. Note: Basic elements are in this order: "Segment Title." Director/Creator (if available). Title of database or Website (italicized). Year of publication. Format. Date of access. For more information see sections 5.7.3 and 5.6.2d. In the parenthetical reference, lead with the author name (if available) or title or beginning words of the title if author is not available. Put parenthetical reference at the end of the sentence in your text. "Frederick Douglass." Civil War Journal. Narr. Danny Glover. Dir. Craig Haffner. Arts and Entertainment Network. 6 April 1993. Television.

Web/Online Web page Pilgrim, David. "The Brute Caricature." Jim Crow Museum of Racist Memorabilia. Ferris State University. Nov. 2000. Web. 20 May 2009. Blog Posting Kristoff, Nicholas. "How To Get Out in the Woods (and Survive the Bears!)". Nicholas D. Kristoff: On the Ground. New York Times, 9 August 2009. Web. 27 August 2009. Online Video "The L-Team." Williams College Libraries. YouTube. 2007. Web. 27 Aug. 2009. Note: Basic elements are in this order: "Segment Title." Director/Creator (if available). Title of database or Website (italicized). Year of publication. Format. Date of access. For more information see sections 5.7.3 and 5.6.2d. Article from a free web ejournal

Castle, Robert. "From Desperation to Salvation: Concealing and Revealing Nothing in History." Archipelago 6.3 (2003): n. pag. Web. 9 March 2009. Note: n. pag. means that the publication does not have pagination. Article from a full-text database Andreatta, Filippo. "Italy at a Crossroads: The Foreign Policy of a Medium Power after the End of Bipolarity." Daedalus 130.2: 45-65. Expanded Academic ASAP. Web. 9 March 2009. Article from an e-journal collection Brooks, Gwendolyn. "Henry Dumas: Perceptiveness and Zeal." Black American Literature Forum 22.2 (1988): 177. JSTOR. Web. 9 March 2009. Unpublished Interview Payne, Harry C. Personal interview. [or "Telephone

interview" or "E-Mail interview" as the case may be.] 22 May 1998. Government Information See Citing Government Documents [automated fill-in form from Arizona State University Library] Works Cited library.williams.edu owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/05/

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