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  1. MLA Format Slide Show HMXP 102 Dr. Fike

  2. Directions • Put the following data in correct MLA format.

  3. Things To Remember • Double space everything. • First line of an entry begins at the left margin. • All subsequent lines begin one tabulation to the right of the left margin. • Every entry ends with a period.

  4. Data on a Book • Author: John Brown • Publisher: Dovetail Publishing Company, Inc. • Date of publication: 1987 • Book title: Students Love MLA Documentation • Place of publication: Whowawho, North Dakota

  5. What a Book Entry Should Look Like Brown, John. Students Love MLA Documentation. Whowawho, ND: Dovetail, 1987. Print. Now change this entry so that the place of publication is New York, NY.

  6. New Place of Publication Brown, John. Students Love MLA Documentation. New York: Dovetail, 1987. Print. Why isn’t it “New York, NY”?

  7. Data on a Web Site • Title of article: “Students’ Problems with MLA Format” • URL: http://www.studentsexcelatdocumentation.com • Date of your access: 6/11/08 • Date of last update: 3/1/05 • Author: No author • Main Web site name: Help for Students

  8. What an Entry for a Website Should Look Like “Students’ Problems with MLA Format.” Help for Students.N.p. 1 Mar. 2005. Web. 11 June 2008. Note that the URL does not appear. N.p. stands for “no provider.” See the template on the top of page 420 in the handbook.

  9. Data on Orr’s Text • Title: “Love It or Lose It: The Coming Biophilia Revolution.” • Book title: The Human Experience: Who Am I? • Page numbers: Text starts on page 242 and ends on page 246. • Editor: Winthrop University • Edition: Sixth • Place of publication: Littleton, Massachusetts • Publisher: Tapestry Press, Ltd. • Date of publication: 2009 • Author: David W. Orr • Page from which you took your information: 243.

  10. How To Do an Entry on Orr’s Text Orr, David W. “Love It or Lose It: The Coming Biophilia Revolution.” The Human Experience: Who Am I?. Ed. Winthrop University. 6th ed. Littleton, MA: Tapestry, 2009. 242-46. Print. Why is there a period after the book’s title? Why isn’t it Tapestry Press, Ltd.? Why isn’t it 242-246? Why isn’t it just 243 (the page from which you took the information?

  11. Do an Entry for DuBois • Look at your books and do an entry for W. E. B. DuBois’s selection.

  12. Why Is This Different from Orr? DuBois, W. E. B. The Souls of Black Folk. The Human Experience I: Who Am I?. Ed. Winthrop University. 7th ed. Littleton, MA: Tapestry, 2009. 116-20. Print. How come Orr’s title is in quotation marks, but DuBois’s is italicized?

  13. Plato • Do an entry for Plato’s “The Allegory of the Cave.”

  14. Plato Plato. “The Allegory of the Cave.” The Human Experience: Who Am I?. Ed. Winthrop University. 6th ed. Littleton, MA: Tapestry, 2009. 3-6. Print.

  15. Translator? • How would you add the information on the translator?

  16. Plato. “The Allegory of the Cave.” The Republic of Plato. Trans. G. M. A. Grube and C. D. C. Reeve. 2nd ed. The Human Experience: Who Am I?. Ed. Winthrop University. 6th ed. Littleton, MA: Tapestry, 2009. 3-6. Print.

  17. Sample Works Cited List • See the list that precedes page 408 for an index to the models for types of entries. • See page 454 in your Prentice Hall Reference Guide for a model. • See numbers 8 and 9 on page 424 for a model for how to do a W.C. entry for a work in an anthology. • Note the error on page 424, section 70c, item 8, 2nd example: the editors should precede the edition number.

  18. What if you have multiple works from the anthology on your WC list? Works Cited Emerson, Ralph Waldo. “Self-Reliance.” Winthrop University 88-93. Plato. “The Allegory of the Cave.” Winthrop University 3-6. Winthrop University, ed. The Human Experience: Who Am I?. 7th ed. Littleton, MA: Tapestry, 2011. Print.

  19. Eds. vs. Ed.:What is the difference? AUTHOR POSITION: Kiblinger, Kristin et al., eds. This means “editors.” EDITOR POSITION: Ed. Kristin Kiblinger et al. This means “edited by.”

  20. In-text Citation: Which is correct? • As Joe Bleau writes in his book HMXP 102 and MLA Format, “Students must know how to cite properly.” (Bleau 125-130). • As Joe Bleau writes in his book HMXP 102 and MLA Format, “Students must know how to cite properly” (Bleau 125-130). • As Joe Bleau writes in his book HMXP 102 and MLA Format, “Students must know how to cite properly” (125-130). • As Joe Bleau writes in his book HMXP 102 and MLA Format, “Students must know how to cite properly” (125-30). • As Joe Bleau writes in his book HMXP 102 and MLA Format, “Students must know how to cite properly” (MLA Format 125-30).

  21. Correct Answer • As Joe Bleau writes in his book HMXP 102 and MLA Format, “Students must know how to cite properly” (125-30). • Note: Do not repeat information from the signal phrase in the citation.

  22. Which Is Correct? • As it says in “Students’ Problems with MLA Format,” it is often difficult for students to do citation properly (http:www.studentsexcelat documentation.com). • As it says in “Students’ Problems with MLA Format,” it is often difficult for students to do citation properly. END