Documentation -MLA Format

MLA format is recommended by the Modern Language Association of America

The MLA style assumes that the reader needs answer to the following questions: Who wrote the work?/ Author

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MLA Citation Style

What is its title?

If it appears between the covers of a larger journal or book, What is the title of the larger work?
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The MLA Style
If the work was prepared by a named editor or translator, who is he or she?

If the work is available in more than one edition or revision, or if it is part of a multivolume work, which edition or volume is used?
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The MLA Citation 

What is the place of publication and the publisher¶s name? When was the work published?  

If the work is included in a larger work, what pages are involved?.

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MLA Citation 

An item in a list of works cited usually has three divisions, each separated by a period and two spaces.

Works Cited Format Name: last name first The three sections end with periods

Dyson, Freeman. Disturbing the Universe. New York: Harper, 1979.

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A book by two authors
Davidson, James West, and Mark Hamilton Lytle. After the Fact: The Art of Historical Detection. New York: Knopf, 1982.

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A book by four authors
You have two options.
‡You can name all the authors. ‡You can name just the first author given on the title page and use the Latin abbreviation et al., which means ³and others´.

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Example- A book by four authors
Guth, Hans P., Gabriele L. Rico, John Ruszkiewicz, and Bill Bridges. The Rhetoric of Laughter: The Best and Worst of Humor Night. Fort Worth: Harcourt, 1996. Guth, Hans P., et al. The Rhetoric of Laughter: The Best and Worst of Humor Night. Fort Worth: Harcourt, 1996.
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An edited book
Bartram, William. The Travels of William Bartram. Ed. Mark Van Doren. New York: Dover, 1955. Shakespeare, William. The Tragedy of Coriolanus. Ed. Reuben Brower. New York: Signet, 1966.

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A Translation 

Garcia Marquez, Gabriel. One Hundred Years of Solitude. Trans. Gregory Rabassa. New York: Avon, 1971.

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Article in Journal & Newspaper    

Sulloway, Frank. ³Darwin¶s Conversion: The Beagle Voyage and Its Aftermath.´ Journal of the History of Biology Fall 1982: 325-96. Silver, John. ³Darwin, too, Saw the Ocean in the Andes.´ New York Times 30 March 1987: A18. Smolowe, Jill. ³When Violence Hits Home.´ Time 18 July 1994: 18-25. Peterson, Karen S. ³Turns Out We Are µSexually Conventional.¶´ USA Today 7 Oct. 1994: 1A+.

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THANKS

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