7th Edition MLA Documentation Quick Reference

Type of Citation Book with one author Book with multiple authors Example Citation Chittick, K. Dickens and the 1830s. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1990. Print. Malcolm, Paul, Richard Meyers, and Steve Smith. The Canadian Regime. Peterborough, ON: Broadview, 1996. Print. OR if there are 3 or more, it is acceptable to write “et al.” (which means “and others”) or all the names. Malcolm, P., et al. The Canadian Regime. Peterborough, ON: Broadview, 1996. Print. Weiler, K. “You’ve Got to Stay There and Fight: Sex, Equity, Schooling and Work.” Changing Education: Women as Radicals and Conservators. Ed. Joyce Antler and Sari Knopp Blien. Albany, NY: SUNY, 1990. 217-236. Print. Lexier, Roberta. “’The Backdrop Against Which Everything Happened’: English-Canadian Student Movements and Off-Campus Movements for Change.” History of Intellectual Culture, 7.1 (2005): n. pag. Web. 4 May 2008. Watson, Marc, Francis Dube, and Sean Coles. “Rethinking Production Values.” Video Review. 118.3 (2005): 38-46. Print. OR if there are 3 or more authors, it is acceptable to write et al. Watson, M., et al. “Rethinking Production Values.” Video Review. 118.3 (2005): 38-46. Print. Fulford, Robert. “Regarding Alex Colville.” University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Oshawa, ON. 17 June 2000. Lecture. Kinzer, Stephen. “A Race to Save Roman Splendours From Drowning.” New York Times. 3 July 2000. Web. 12 July 2000. Goodman, Jon. ”Canadians in War.” Vimy Ridge, 1917. 19 June 1998. Web. 29 July 2000. Date of Publication Title of Document Editors Title of Piece within Document Publisher Page Numbers Edition of Journal Access Date

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7th Edition MLA Documentation Quick Reference
When should I use MLA Citation Style? MLA Citation style is one of the most widely used citation styles for subjects in the social sciences and humanities, including business and English. You must include BOTH citations in the body of your assignment AND a Works Cited list at the end of the assignment. How do I know what to document? All factual information and ideas that are not your own that you use in assignments must be properly documented. If you are unsure whether information should be documented, provide the reference anyway. It is better to document material that may be common knowledge, than to receive a zero (and be accused of plagiarism) because you did not cite information. Ask your professor if information you have cited is appropriate or considered general knowledge. What does an in-text citation look like? The most common form of an in-text citation in MLA style is the parenthetical reference. Place the author’s last name and page number inside parentheses (round brackets). The citation is embedded in the sentence and the punctuation follows the second bracket. A signal phrase may also be used to introduce the source in the text of your paper. If you use a signal phrase, you only include the page number in the parentheses at the end of the sentence. Examples of in-text citations: Using parentheses: In 2005, this theory was proved correct (Jones 4). Using a signal phrase: Jones proved this theory correct in 2005 (4). What does my Works Cited list look like? In your Works Cited list, list all of the sources you have used in alphabetical order (by first author’s last name) without separating the types of resources. In other words, don’t list books separately from websites or journal articles. Tip: The 7th edition of MLA style identifies the format of a resource (Print, CD, DVD, Web, and so on) and has other differences in the Works Cited list. In-text citations are presented the same way. Where can I go to learn more about MLA Documentation? Complete information on MLA documentation is found in the book published by the Modern Language Association. Modern Language Association of America. The MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Paper. 7th Ed. New York: Modern Language Association of America, 2009. Print. Information is also available online at http://www.nool.ca.

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