Presenters : Emily Heady & Jim Nutter. MLA Refresher Course. 1 st Edition (1980). 6 th Edition (2003). Mechanics, Format, & Documentation Jim Nutter. The Basics. Parenthetical documentation is used (Smith 100). The bibliography is called a Works Cited page
Jim NutterMLA Refresher Course
1st Edition (1980)
6th Edition (2003)Mechanics, Format, & DocumentationJim Nutter
No more than 4 lines (prose)
No more than 3 lines (poetry)
More than 4 lines (prose)
More than 3 lines (poetry)Short Quotes vs.Long Quotes
Author’s name. Title of Book. Publication information.
Fukuyama, Francis. Our Posthuman Future: Consequences of the Biotechnology Revolution. New York: Farrer, 2002.Chapter 5: DocumentationPreparing a List of Works Cited
McMichael, George, ed. Anthology of American
Literature. 9th ed. Vol. 1. New York: MacMillan, 2007.
Stowe, Harriet Beecher. Uncle Tom’s Cabin. Anthology of American Literature. Ed. George McMichael. 9th ed. Vol. 1. New York: MacMillan, 2007.1894-1958.
Trumpener, Katie. “Memories Carved in Granite: Great War Memorials and Everyday Life.” PMLA 115 (2000): 1096-103.
Railton, Stephen. “Christ Figures in Uncle Tom’s Cabin.” The University of Virginia. Charlottesville, VA.
11 June 2007.
Underlining vs. Italics
“If you wish to use italics rather than underlining, check your instructor’s preferences” (94).
Films & TV shows
“Titles” in Quotation Marks
Articles in newspapers, magazines, & encyclopediasChapter 3:The Mechanics of Writing
“Many prefer that a paper be secured with a simple paperclip, which may be easily removed and restored” (138).
and volume.issue (date): pages. Title of Web Page. Editor. Date of publication or latest update. Sponsoring organization or institution. Date of access <url>.
(1992): 4-10. Reviews of Philip Roth’s Work. Ed. Hieronymus Bosch. 2005. The Philip Roth Society. 6 Aug. 2007 <http://www.philiprothsociety.org>.
Spears, Britney. Home Page. 19 July 2007. 1 Aug. 2007 <www.britneyspears.com>.
Electronic Text Center. Ed. David Seaman. 2002. Alderman Lib., U of Virginia. 19 June 2002. <http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/>.
Ed./Trans. name. City: Press, date of publication. Online Source. Ed. Date of access <url>.
1996. Jane Austen Information Page. 6 Sept. 2002 <http://www.pemberley.com/janeinfo/pridprej.htm l>.
1567. The Perseus Digital Library. Ed. Gregory Crane. Apr. 2001. Tufts U. 16 May 2002 <http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/cgi- bin/ptext?lookup=Ov.+Met.+1.1>.
Teeshirt, Random. “Do Be Do Be Do: Sinatra and Socrates.” The Journal of Clever Apparel 10 (2007): 1-10. The Journal of Clever Apparel. 3 Aug. 2007 <www.cleverapparel.com>.
“Spears Accused of Making Death Threats.” CNN.com. 2007. The Associated Press.1 Aug. 2007 <http://www.cnn.com/2007/SHOWBIZ/Music/08/01/people.britneyspears.ap/index.html>.
Faculty.” The Secret Journal of Liberty Faculty 35 (2007): 1-2. Academic Search Premier. EBSCO. Liberty U, ILRC. 1 Aug. 2007 <http://www.liberty.edu/index.cfm?PID=4929/ >. Keyword: Faculty Orientation.
Heady, Emily. “Your paper is late!” E-mail to I. M. Slothful. 10 May 2006.
Slothful, I.M. E-mail to the author. 13 May 2006.
Bishop, Andrew. "Upcoming Event – Mark Your Calendars!" Online posting. 16 February 2007. Dr. Prior's Book Clique. 7 March 2007 <www.facebook.com>.
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