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Berkeley MLA 2009 Update

MLA Formatting Guide

Ed Rivera

on 12 January 2011

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Transcript of Berkeley MLA 2009 Update

Plagiarism and MLA Citation Librarian: Ed Rivera
edr@berkeleycollege.edu What is Plagiarism? Examples of Plagiarism Avoiding Plagiarism What is MLA Style? MLA Style: Two Parts Parenthetical Citations When Should You Use Parenthetical Citations? Works Cited Page List of Works Cited Citing Sources - Books Citing an Article From a Scholarly Journal Citing Electronic Resources Other Common Sources Help is Out There! Databases Cite! Microsoft Word Cites Too! Additional Help My Sources Plagiarism is to steal of pass off the ideas or words of another, as one's own. Plagiarism is to use another's production without crediting the source Buying another work and presenting it as your own. Students must be aware of what constitutes plagiarism. Plagiarism is a serious offense and will result in a poor grade and possible further punishment
Not using quotation marks to set off an author's exact words. MLA and APA style guides are available in the library that detail how and when to quote a source
Many databases will do citations automatically for you
Modern Language Association
Rules for how to prepare a manuscript. (Author's Last Name Page Number)

Ex: (Rivera 16) List of Sources for Your Paper
Should be on a separate page
The title of the work should be Italicized
The works should be listed in alphabetical order Buying another work and presenting it as your own
Using another student’s work and present it as your own
Not using quotation marks to set off an author’s exact words
Using ideas from another source without citing
Modifying another author’s words and presenting them as your own

Basic form:

Last, First Name. Title (Italics). City of Publication: Publisher, Year of Publication. Medium of Publication Henley, Patricia. The Hummingbird House (italics). Denver: MacMurray, 1999. Print. With more than one author:
Gillespie, Paula, and Neal Lerner. The Allyn and Bacon Guide to Peer Tutoring. Boston: Allyn, 2000. Print.

With multiple authors:
Wysocki, Anne Frances, et al. Writing New Media: Theory and Applications for Expanding the Teaching of Composition. Logan, UT: Utah State UP, 2004. Print.

Two or more works by the same author:
Palmer, William J. Dickens and New Historicism. New York: St. Martin's, 1997. Print.

---. The Films of the Eighties: A Social History. Carbondale: Southern Illinois UP, 1993. Print.
Scholarly journal:
Author(s). "Title of Article." Title of Journal Volume.Issue (Year): pages. Medium of publication.

Bagchi, Alaknanda. "Conflicting Nationalisms: The Voice of the Subaltern in Mahasweta Devi's Bashai Tudu." Tulsa Studies in Women's Literature 15.1 (1996): 41-50. Print.

Article in a Magazine:
Author(s). "Title of Article." Title of Periodical Day Month Year: pages. Medium of publication.

Poniewozik, James. "TV Makes a Too-Close Call." Time 20 Nov. 2000: 70-71. Print.
Langhamer, Claire. “Love and Courtship in Mid-Twentieth-Century England.” The Historical Journal 50.1 (2007): 173-196. ProQuest. Web. 27 May 2009.

The Purdue OWL Family of Sites. The Writing Lab and OWL at Purdue and Purdue U, 2009. Web. 23 July 2009.

Article on a Website:
"How to Make Vegetarian Chili." eHow.com. eHow, n.d. Web. 24 Feb. 2009.
Film and/or DVD:
The Usual Suspects. Dir. Bryan Singer. Perf. Kevin Spacey, Gabriel Byrne, Chazz Palminteri, Stephen Baldwin, and Benecio del Toro. Polygram, 1995. Film.

Ed Wood. Dir. Tim Burton. Perf. Johnny Depp, Martin Landau, Sarah Jessica Parker, Patricia Arquette. Touchstone, 1994. DVD.
Television Episode:
"The One Where Chandler Can't Cry." Friends: The Complete Sixth Season. Writ. Andrew Reich and Ted Cohen. Dir. Kevin Bright. Warner Brothers, 2004. DVD.
Purdue, Pete. Personal interview. 1 Dec. 2000
Gibaldi, Joseph. MLA Style Manual and Guide to Scholarly Publishing, 7nd ed. New York: The Modern Language Association of America, Print 2009.

The Purdue OWL Family of Sites. The Writing Lab and OWL at Purdue and Purdue U, 2009. Web. 23 July 2009.

WritingHelp-Central 2008. “MLA Format. MLA Writing Resources.” Fawcett Shaun. Web. 9 Nov. 2008
Academic Support Center
Berkeley Library
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Your Professor
When quoting any words that are not your own
Quoting means to repeat another source word for word, using quotation marks
When summarizing facts and ideas from a source
Summarizing means to take ideas from a large passage of another source and condense them, using your own words.
When paraphrasing a source
Paraphrasing means to use the ideas from another source but change the phrasing into your own words.
Citation Builder (NCSU) - http://www.lib.ncsu.edu/citationbuilder/

Easy Bib - http://www.easybib.com/

Knightcite - http://www.calvin.edu/library/knightcite/

MLA Style Aid - http://www.wou.edu/provost/library/clip/citations/mla/

Referencite - http://www.cite.auckland.ac.nz/index.php?p=quickcite

Son of Citation Machine - http://citationmachine.net/
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