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MLA Documentation Understanding a Discipline’s Philosophy Creating Credibility with Your Readers Living a Plagiarism-Free Life UNO Writing Center 2006-07 Language of Documentation History of Documentation Philosophy of MLA Why do we cite sources?
Understanding a Discipline’s Philosophy
Creating Credibility with Your Readers
Living a Plagiarism-Free Life
UNO Writing Center
Author’s last name and page number(s) of quote must appear in the text.
Heiresses know “there’s a big difference between being fun and provocative and being totally over the top and gross”(Hilton 8).
Paris Hiltonargues an heiress knows “there’s a big difference between being fun and provocative and being totally over the top and gross”(8).
According toHiltonin her autobiography, “I’m a fantasy to a lot of people . . . They want to think I’m ‘Paris Barbie’”(8).
In her autobiography, Confessions of an Heiress,Paris Hiltonreminds us that “an heiress knows how to tread that fine line – in stilettos”(8).
Original: “there’s a big difference between being fun and provocative and being totally over the top and gross”(Hilton 8).
Paraphrase: Hilton acknowledges the contrast between suggestive behavior and coarse, vulgar behavior(8).
(C. Hilton 45 )and(P. Hilton 8)
The author’s last name must be accompanied by a word from the title of the source you are referring to:
(Hilton, “Confessions” 8)and (Hilton, “Diary” 25)
If no page numbers are provided, use paragraph numbers
instead. (Author par. #) or (Title par. #): (“Paris” par. 17)
Author’s name (last name, first name)
Title of work
Author. Title of Book. Place of Publication: Publisher, Date.
Mair, George. Paris Hilton: The Naked Truth. New York: Penguin, 2004.
Collins, Ronald K.L., and David M. Skover. The Death of Discourse. New York: Westview, 1996.
Note: Only the first author’s name is reversed.
Author. “Title of Article: Subtitle.” Periodical Title Volume (Year): Inclusive Page Number(s).
Howarth, William J. “Some Principles of Autobiography.” New Literary History 5.2 (1974): 363-81.
Note: Journals that paginate each issue separately will call for an issue number as well: . . . volume.issue (year): inclusive page numbers.
Author. “Title of Document.” Info about Electronic Publication. Access Information.
Dionne, Jr., E.J. “The Paris Hilton Tax Cut.” The Washington Post 12 Apr. 2005. 29 Oct. 2005