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MLA Citations

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Carrie Creegan

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Transcript of MLA Citations

Putting it together:
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Givhan, Robin. "First Lady Michelle Obama
Serves as Fashion Icon." The Washington
Post, 21 January 2013. www.washington
post.com/lifestyle/style/first-lady-
michelle-obama-serves-as-fashion-icon.
22 January 2015.
What is MLA?
MLA is a way to show where you got information that isn't originally your own.
Why do we need MLA
MLA is useful for:
-giving credit to the original author
-supporting your ideas with research
-avoiding plagiarism
-providing a way for readers of your
work to get more information on the topic


Author's last name, first name. "Title of
Article." Source Title. City
published, publishing date. Web.
Date of access.
What if there are two authors?
In alphabetical order:

Last name #1, First name #1 and First name #2 and Last name #2.

Example Authors:
James Yogle and Matt Beets

Correct Format:
Beets, Matt and James Yogle

(last, first and first last)
MLA Citations
If any of the pieces of information cannot be found, simply don't include it!
How to cite a book:
Author's Last name, First name.
Title of Book
.
Publisher, Publication date.
How to cite an internet source:
Author last name, first name. "Title of Article."
Title of container, date of publication.
URL. Date accessed.
Practice:
Book Source

Author: Chinua Achebe
Title: Things Fall Apart
Date of publication: 1959
Publisher: Anchor Books
Achebe, Chinua.
Things Fall Apart
. Anchor
Books, 1959.
Practice:
Internet Source

Author: Tammy McGill
Article Title: Shakespeare's Sonnets
Title of website (container): Oxquarry Books Ltd
Date of Creation: 2001
Date of Access: 23 January 2015
URL: http://www.Oxquarry.com/Shakespeare112
McGill, Tammy. "Shakespeare's Sonnets."
Oxquarry Books Ltd, 2001.
www.Oxquarry.com/Shakespeare112.
23 January 2015.
Practice:
Article: First Lady Michelle Obama Serves as Fashion Icon
Author: Robin Givhan
Container: The Washington Post
Date of Publication: 21 January 2013
Date of Access: 22 January 2015
URL: https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/first-lady-michelle-obama-serves-as-fashion-icon/2013/01/21/655215dc -6413-11e2-85f5-a8a9228e55e7_story.html?utm_ term=.50d35fd4184c
The Core Elements:
Information you will need:

Author
Title of source
Title of container
Other contributors
Number
Publisher
Publication date
Location

How to cite a database
How to format dates:
Day Month Year

Ex: 22 November 1988
No commas!
Basic pieces of information
you should look for when
citing
any
source.
Note!
When writing out the citation, start the first line all the way to the left, and indent any line under it!
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