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MLA Handout 2010 3

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Shaker High SchoolMLA Style ManualA Works Cited list is alphabetized by the first item in each entry, usually either the author or title. Ignore A, An, or Thewhen alphabetizing the entry.
The entire Works Cited page must be double-spaced.
Each entry must include a label indicating the format of the item, like Print, Web, etc.
Abbreviations are required where needed: n. p. for no publisher, n. d. for no date, and n. pag. for no pagination.
Titles of books, periodicals, and databases should be italicized, not underlined. Article titles should be in quotation marks butnot in italics.
URLs do not need to be included for citations to online materials unless the URL is the only way for thereader to find the web site or your teacher requires it. If you decide to include a URL, place the entire URL in angle brackets:<http:www.blakearchives.org/blake>.
Book by One Author
:Ambrose, Stephen E
. Lewis and Clark: Voyage of Discovery.
Washington, DC: National Geographic Society, 1998. Print.
Book By Two or Three Authors
:Spinelli, Angelo M. and Lewis H. Carlson.
 Life Behind Barbed Wire
. New York: Fordham University Press, 2004. Print.
Book by More T han Three Authors
:Block, Holly, et al.
 Art Cuba: The New Generation
. New York: Abrams, 2001. Print.
Book with an Editor, No Author:
Schneider, Stephen H. ed.
 Encyclopedia of Climate and Weather 
. New York: Oxford University Press, 1996. Print.
Book by Corporate Author:
American Medical Association.
The American Medical Association Encyclopedia of Medicine
. New York: Random, 1989. Print.
A Work in an Anthology or Collection of Essays
:Donne, John. “The Good Morrow.”
 Norton Anthology of English Literature
. Ed. M.H. Abrams et al. 3
ed. New York: Norton,1975.587-588. Print.Wang, Chenggang (Charles).“China Faces Serious Environmental Problems.”
. San Diego: CA: Greenhaven Press, Inc., 2001. 120-126. Print.
One Volume in a Multi-Volume Work 
(Specialized Encyclopedia)
“Fidel Castro Ruz.”
 Encyclopedia of World Biography
. Ed. Paula K. Beyers. Vol. 3. Detroit: Gale, 1998. Print.Suchlicki, Jaime. “Castro.”
 Encyclopedia of World Biography
. Vol. 2. New York: McGraw-Hill Book Co., 1973. Print.
 Shakespearean Criticism
 Nineteenth Century Literary Criticism
 Poetry Criticism
 Short Story Criticism
, etc.:
Guest, Boyd. “Twain’s Concept of Woman’s Sphere.”
Mark Twain Quarterly
. VII.2 (1945-46): 1-4. Rpt. in
Twentieth-Century LiteraryCriticism
. Ed. Dennis Poupard. Vol. 12. Detroit: Gale, 1984. 438-439. Print.
 Novels for Students, Drama for Students, Poetry for Students
, etc.
When citing text from
 Novels for Students
, etc. that is not attributed to a particular author, (i.e. the Themes, Style, Historical Contextsections, use the following format:“The Heart is a Lonely Hunter.”
 Novels for Students
. Ed. Marie Rose Napierkowski and Deborah A. Stanley. Vol. 6. Detroit: Gale, 1999.101-102. Print.When citing the commissioned essays from
 Novels for Students
, etc. (i.e. “Criticism”), use the following format:Kelly, David J. Critical essay. “The Heart is a Lonely Hunter.”
 Novels for Students
. Ed. Marie Rose Napierkowski and Deborah A.Stanley. Vol. 6. Detroit: Gale, 1999. 114-116. Print.
Article in a Reference Book 
Encyclopedia, Dictionary, etc
The World Almanac and Book of Facts
2010. New Jersey: Primedia Reference, Inc., 1999. Print.
.” Webster’s Ninth New Collegiate Dictionary.
Springfield: G. & C. Merriam Co., 1986. Print.
General Encyclopedia Article with an Author:
Hsu, Immanuel. C.Y. “Boxer Rebellion.”
World Book Encyclopedia
. 2007 ed. Print.
General Ency c lopedia Article with No Author :
“Maid Marian.”
 Encyclopedia Americana
. 2006 ed. Print.

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