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MLA. Heading and Title. Last name and page number in your running head Aligned on the right side Last Name Teacher Name Class Name and Hour Date: 16 September 2011 All aligned on the left hand side of the paper. Quotations.

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Heading and title
Heading and Title

  • Last name and page number in your running head

    • Aligned on the right side

  • Last Name

  • Teacher Name

  • Class Name and Hour

  • Date: 16 September 2011

    • All aligned on the left hand side of the paper


Quotations
Quotations

  • To indicate short quotations (fewer than four typed lines) in your text, enclose the quotation within double quotation marks

  • Provide the author and specific page citation in the text, and include a complete reference on the Works Cited page


Quotations1
Quotations

  • Punctuation marks such as periods, commas, and semicolons should appear after the parenthetical citation

  • Question marks and exclamation points should appear within the quotation marks if they are a part of the quoted passage but after the parenthetical citation if they are a part of your text


Adding and subtracting words from quotations
Adding and subtracting words from quotations

  • If you add a word or words in a quotation, you should put brackets around the words to indicate that they are not part of the original text

  • If you omit a word or words from a quotation, you should indicate the deleted word or words by using ellipsis marks, which are three periods


Examples
Examples

  • The chief becomes fearful when he realizes that “there is no real hope against her or the combine" (Kesey 101).

  • He claimed he could provide “hundred of examples [of court decisions] to illustrate the tension between church and state” (Bradford 11).

  • The turning point of the novel occurs when “that big red hand of McMurphy’s is reaching into the fog . . . Dragging them blinking into the open" (Kesey124).


How to quote a quote
How to quote a quote

  • If you are going to quote dialogue in the book, you must use an additional quotation mark to indicate that you are quoting a preexisting quote

  • ‘“Back to sleep now, MistuhBromden’ Mr. Turkle mutters” (Kesey 84).

  • “‘Chief, you’re our last bet”’ (Kesey 126).


Works cited page
Works Cited Page

  • Begins on a new page

  • Center the title Works Cited at the top of the page

  • Reverse the author’s name so the last name is first.

  • Indent additional lines (hanging indent)

  • The title of the book- underlined

  • Lastname, Firstname. Title of Book. Place

    of Publication: Publisher, Year of Publication.

    Gilman, Sander. Hysteria beyond Freud. Berkeley: U of California P, 1993.


Works cited example
Works Cited Example

  • Author Last name, Author First name. Title of Book. Place of Publication: Publisher, Year of Publication.

    Kesey, Ken. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. New York, NY: Penguin Group Inc., 1963.


The owl at purdue
The OWL at Purdue

  • Google “MLA”

  • http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/01/


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