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MLA Modern Language Association style is most commonly used to write papers and cite sources within the liberal arts and humanities. The basic form for a book citation is: Publisher, Year of Publication.
Book with One Author Gleick, James. Making a New Science. Book with More Than One Author The first given name appears in last name, first name format; subsequent author names appear in first name last name format.
Gillespie, Paula, and Neal Lerner. If there are more than three authors, you may choose to list only the first author followed by the phrase et al.
Latin for "and others" in place of the subsequent authors' names, or you may list all the authors in the order in which their names appear on the title page. Wysocki, Anne Frances, et al. Theory and Applications for Expanding the Teaching of Composition. Utah State UP, Selfe, and Geoffrey Sirc.
Remember to ignore articles like A, An, and The. For each subsequent entry by the same author, use three hyphens and a period. Dickens and New Historicism.
The Films of the Eighties: Southern Illinois UP, Book by a Corporate Author or Organization A corporate author may include a commission, a committee, or a group that does not identify individual members on the title page.
Book with No Author List by title of the book. Incorporate these entries alphabetically just as you would with works that include an author name.
For example, the following entry might appear between entries of works written by Dean, Shaun and Forsythe, Jonathan. Remember that for an in-text parenthetical citation of a book with no author, provide the name of the work in the signal phrase and the page number in parentheses.
You may also use a shortened version of the title of the book accompanied by the page number. The Basics, which you can link to at the bottom of this page.
A Translated Book Cite as you would any other book. A History of Insanity in the Age of Reason. Republished Book Books may be republished due to popularity without becoming a new edition.
New editions are typically revisions of the original work. For books that originally appeared at an earlier date and that have been republished at a later one, insert the original publication date before the publication information. For books that are new editions i.
An Edition of a Book There are two types of editions in book publishing: A Subsequent Edition Cite the book as you normally would, but add the number of the edition after the title. Crowley, Sharon, and Debra Hawhee. Ancient Rhetorics for Contemporary Students.
A Work Prepared by an Editor Cite the book as you normally would, but add the editor after the title. Anthology or Collection e. Collection of Essays To cite the entire anthology or collection, list by editor s followed by a comma and "ed. This sort of entry is somewhat rare. If you are citing a particular piece within an anthology or collection more commonsee A Work in an Anthology, Reference, or Collection below.
Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Critical and Theoretical Approaches.The Purdue University Online Writing Lab serves writers from around the world and the Purdue University Writing Lab helps writers on Purdue's campus.
MLA Sample Works Cited Page // Purdue Writing Lab Loading. This resource, updated to reflect the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers (7th ed.) and the MLA Style Manual and Guide to Scholarly Publishing (3rd ed.), offers examples for the general format of MLA research papers, in-text citations, endnotes/footnotes, and the Works Cited page.
This resource, updated to reflect the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers (6th ed.) and the MLA Style Manual and Guide to Scholarly Publishing (2nd ed.), offers examples for the general format of MLA research papers, in-text citations, endnotes/footnotes, and the Works Cited page.
1. General Format. MLA style specifies guidelines for formatting manuscripts and using the English language in writing. MLA style also provides writers with a system for referencing their sources through parenthetical citation in their essays and Works Cited pages.
The Purdue University Online Writing Lab serves writers from around the world and the Purdue University Writing Lab helps Creating a Works Cited list using the eighth edition. MLA is a style of documentation based on a general methodology that may be applied to many different types of writing.
An essay in a book, or an article in. The Purdue OWL: Citation Chart General Approach The Modern Language Association in the “Works Cited” page at the end of an essay.
The most recent MLA.