Introduction to MLA Citations F OR Y O

Introduction to MLA Citations F OR Y O

Introduction to MLA Citations F OR Y O U R P OE TRY A NTH OL O GY P R O J E C T, Y O U W I L L B E R E Q U I R E D T O SELECT THREE PUBLISHED POEMS AND CITE THOSE POEMS IN MLA F O R M AT. Fu n Fa c t : MLA = Modern Language Association The Basics Double Spaced Times New Roman, 12 pt. font Indent every line after the first

Major Publications italicized if typed or underlined if written Novels, Anthologies, Textbooks, Magazines, Newspapers Minor Works in quotation marks Short Stories, Poems, Chapters, Articles Punctuation inside of quotation marks Periods after ever item in the citations The Basics Most citations contain the same basic information with

the same basic order and punctuation. Some citations have entries that are specific to that type of source. Name of the Author. Title of the Work. Place of Publication: Publisher, Year. Medium of Publication. Example: Anthologies and encyclopedias have editors that must be

included in the citation. When a work has more than two editors, cite the first and use et al which is Latin for and all the rest When a source does not have a certain piece of information, simply remove it from the citation. Example: Some sources do not name an author; therefore, you would simply start with the next part of the citation. Finding the Bibliographic Information Citing Books Authors Name

(Last, First) Title of the Book (italicized) Lamott, Ann. Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life. New York: Anchor Books, 1995. Print. City of Publication (followed by a colon) Year of Publication Name of

Publisher (followed by a comma) Medium of Publicatio n (Print, Web) Your Turn Cite the following book in MLA format: A Work in an Anthology or Textbook Title of the Poem,

Short Story, Title of the Authors Article, or Anthology or Name Chapter Textbook (Last, First) (in (italicized) quotations) Clifton, Lucille. Homage to My Hips. Literature and Composition: Reading Writing Thinking. Eds. Carol Jago, et al. Editors

(if more than two, use latin phrase et al.) Boston: Bedford/St. Martins, 2011. 932-33. Print. Date of Publicat ion City of Publication (followed by a Name of

colon) Publisher (followed by a comma) Page Range of Entry Medium of Publicatio n (Print, Web) Your Turn:

Cite the poem Birches by Robert Frost which appears on p. 1102-03 of this book: Check Your Answers Albom, Mitch. Have a Little Faith: A True Story. New York: Hyperion, 2009. Print. Frost, Robert. Birches. The Bedford Introduction to Literature: Reading Thinking Writing. 10th ed. Ed. Michael Meyer. Boston: Bedford/St. Martins, 2013. 1102-03. Print. Citing from the SpringBoard Book SpringBoard Hints The actual title of your SpringBoard book is: SpringBoard: English Textual Power, Level 4. The bibliographic information does not

provide a city for publishing (it only says United States of America). For your citation, put: USA: The College Board, 2011. The main editor is: Betty Barnett Only the Beginning There are many other types of sources, and they all have specific rules for citations. Use The Owl at Purdue when citing sources!

Learn to use a Style Manual to check your sources! DO NOT TRUST ONLINE CITATION MACHINES TO DO ALL THE WORK FOR YOU! Like calculators, the citations are only as accurate as the person inserting the information! If you dont know/understand the formula of an equation, then a calculator cant give you the right answer. The same is true for internet citation machines.

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