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ARTS & SCIENCE - Research Ethics

How to Write MLA Citations

In this video you’ll learn how to write basic in-text citations and a Works Cited list in MLA. (3:38)

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MLA In Text Citations

MLA In-text Citations  First time cited in text  1 author: (Name Page #) OR Name (Page #).   2 authors: (Name and Name Page #) OR Name and Name (Page #)  3+ authors: (Name et al. Page #) OR Name et al. (Page #)  Tips  Anonymous works: are referred to by a title, or a shortened title, example: (“Study Finds” Page #)  No page number? Just use the author’s name in the text or parentheses, example: (Rowling).   Titles: use italics for books, use quotation marks for articles, poems, chapters, or short stories.   Preparing a Works Cited Page  Label page ‘Works Cited’ centered at the top of page; do not italicize or use quotation marks around ‘Works Cited.’ Arrange sources alphabetically by last name (or by title if anonymous source). Double space entire list (within & between lines). Indent 2nd and subsequent lines of each entry 5-7 spaces from the left.   Examples:   Print:   Ferguson, Will, and Ian Ferguson. How to Be a Canadian. Douglas and McIntyre, 2007.   Foucault, Michel. Madness and Civilization: A History of Insanity in the Age of Reason. Translated by 	Richard Howard, Vintage-Random House, 1988.  Shelley, Mary. Frankenstein. Penguin Classics, 2003.  Electronic:   Austen, Jane. Pride and Prejudice. Edited by Pat Rogers, Cambridge UP, 2006. Scholars Portal Books, 		https://books.scholarsportal.info/uri/ebooks/ebooks2/cambridge/2010-08   	    18/1/9780521825146  Hughes, Akilah [@AkilahObviously]. "I need a playlist for when I deeply consider going to the gym but  	then don't." Twitter, 1 July 2015,  			  	https://twitter.com/AkilahObviously/status/616443679344041985.  Huth, Kimberly. "Figures of Pain in Early Modern English Tragedy." Renaissance Drama, vol. 42, no. 2, fall  	2014, pp. 169-90. JSTOR, https://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1086/678121.  Picasso, Pablo. Guernica. 1937. Museo Nacional Centro De Arte Reina Sofia, 	  	https://www.museoreinasofia.es/en/collection/artwork/guernica  Other:   Can You Ever Forgive Me? Directed by Marielle Heller, Twentieth Century Fox, 2018. Criterion On-   	Demand, https://media3.criterionpic.co/display/006?t=F032006.  "The Rains of Castamere." Game of Thrones, written by David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, directed by David   	Nutter, season 3, episode 9, HBO, 2013.    "Seth Rogen Returns." Armchair Expert with Dax Shepard, episode 324, 10 May 2021,   		https://armchairexpertpod.com/pods/seth-rogen-return  Additional Resources:   MLA Handbook (9th edition), MILLS Library LB 2369 .M52 2021  MLA Style Center, https://style.mla.org  Purdue OWL, https://owl.purdue.edu/owl/research_and_citation/mla_style

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