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MLA Citation Workshop: Aiming toward the College-Level Paper. Bessie Chin Library Redwood High School. MLA Citation Workshop Agenda. Reasons for providing citations? How to cite resources in MLA format Printed Books Printed Articles in Periodicals Electronic and Internet sources. Purpose.
Bessie Chin Library
Redwood High School
Ex: One driver, Peter Cohen, says that after he was rear-ended, the guilty party emerged from his vehicle still talking on the phone (127).
Ex: Most states do not keep adequate records on the number of times cell phones are a factor in accidents; as of December 2000, only ten states were trying to keep such records (Sundeen 2).
Ex: As of 2001, at least three hundred towns and municipalities had considered legislation regulating use of cell phones while driving ("Lawmakers" 2).
Ex: The California Highway Patrol opposes restrictions on the use of phones while driving, claiming that distracted drivers can already be prosecuted (Jacobs).
Ex: According to Jacobs, the California Highway Patrol opposes restrictions on the use of phones while driving, claiming that distracted drivers can already be prosecuted.
Ex: Hatchuel discusses how film editing “can change points of view and turn objectivity into subjectivity.”
Ex: Film editing provides us with different perceptions of reality (Hatchuel).
Ex: A list of frequently asked questions about documentation and up-to-date instructions on how to cite online sources in MLA format can be found on the association’s Web site (MLA).
Author. Title of Book. City of Publication: Publisher, Year.
Tan, Amy. The Bonesetter's Daughter. New York: Putnam, 2001. Print.
Reverse the name of the first author (last name, first name)
Rowe, Richard, and Larry Jeffus. The Essential Welder: GasMetalArc Welding Classroom Manual. Albany: Delmar, 2000. Print.
If there are more than three authors, name only the first and add et al., or give all the names.
Sloan, Frank A., et al.
Sloan, Frank A., Emily M. Stout, Kathryn Whetten-Goldstein, and Lan Liang.
Author. "Title of Article." Title of Magazine Date: Page(s). Print.
Talcott, Richard. "Great Comets." Astronomy May 2004: 36-41. Print.
If no author's name is given, begin with the title of the article.
Author. "Title of Article." Title of Journal Volume number (Year): Page(s). Print.
Davis, William D., Thomas Cleary, Michelle Donnelly, and Samuel Hellerman. "Using Sensor Signals to Analyze Fires." Fire Technology 39 (2003): 295-308. Print.
Author. "Title of Article." Title of Journal Volume number. Issue number (Year): Page(s). Print.
Murphy, Karen L., Roseanne DePasquale, and Erin McNamara. "Meaningful Connections: Using Technologyin Primary Classrooms." Young Children 58.6 (2003): 12-18. Print.
Author. "Title of Article." Name of Newspaper Date, edition: Page(s).Print.
Daranciang, Nelson. "Sex Offender Web Site Debated.“Honolulu Star-Bulletin 8 Apr. 2004, night final ed.: A3. Print.
The new “MLA guidelines assume that users can locate most online sources by entering the author, title, or other identifying information in a search engine or a database. Consequently, the MLA Style Manual does not require a Web address (URL) in citations for online sources. Some instructors may require a URL.” (Documenting 25)
Under “Help with Citations” on the library’s home page there are links to several online citation tools. One of those links is to:
The Tam District libraries have a subscription to NoodleTools, a web site which allows for the creation of very sophisticated citations and notes. This site is used by many colleges and universities. <http://www.noodletools.com/login.php>
Database Citation Creators
Many subscription databases have tools to help with making proper citations in various formats.
MS Word 2007
“References” tab allows for the creation of citations and bibliographies/works cited lists.
dianahacker.com: The Official Web Site for Diana Hacker Handbooks. Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2008. Web. 14 Oct. 2008.
Documenting Sources: A Hacker Handbook Supplement. Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2008. Web. 14 Oct. 2008.
MLA Formatting and Style Guide. Online Writing Lab, Purdue U, 2008. Web. 14 Oct. 2008.
Modern Language Association. Home page. Modern Language Association, 2008. Web. 14 Oct. 2008.
Gibaldi, Joseph. MLA Handbook For Writers of Research Papers New York: Modern Language Association, 2003. Print.
Sebranek, Patrick. Writer’s INC. 7th ed. Wilmington, Mass.: Write Source, 2009. Print.
“MLA Workshop Presentation.” Minot State University Writing Center. 2008? 7 Oct. 2008. <www.minotstateu.edu/writingcenter/pdf/ MLA_Workshop_Presentation.ppt>