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Transcript of MLA CITATION
Last name, First name. "Title of Article." Source. Sponsor, Date last edited. Web. Date of Access.
Patten, Leila. "Food for Thought." The Body and You. Fitness Inc.,
3 March 2009. Web. 17 Jan., 2013.
If you're missing the author...
Online Article Citation Format
Why use MLA?
Give credit to sources
When do we use MLA?
When using direct quotes
Paraphrasing or summarizing
If you are unsure whether to cite something, cite it anyways
If you are missing information, leave it out
When you summarize information or use a quote inside an essay, you give credit to the author through in-text citation
"Quote" (Author's last name).
Write the next piece of information found on the MLA citation (usually the title of the article)
"Just think about it" (Castiglia).
Examples of what not to do:
"Just think about it" (Carolyn Castiglia).
"Just think about it." (Castiglia).
"Just think about it"-(Castiglia).
"Just think about it." (Castiglia)
Sponsor: Bikini Bottom Inc.
Date Last Edited: October 31, 1989
Author: SpongeBob SquarePants
Article Title: "Who Lives in a Pineapple Under the Sea?"
Date of Access: Today
SquarePants, SpongeBob. "Who Lives in a Pineapple Under the Sea?". Patrick. Bikini Bottom
Inc., 31 Oct. 1989. Web. 17 Dec., 2013.
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Source: Teen Titans HQ
Date Last Edited: Sept. 21, 2004
Sponsor: DC Comics
Author: Garfield Logan
Article Title: "Becoming Beast Boy"
Date of Access: Today
Logan, Garfield. "Becoming Beast Boy." Teen Titans HQ. DC
Comics, 21 Sep. 2004. Web. 17 Dec. 2013.
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Whenever your source is longer than 1 line, go on to the 2nd line. The 2nd line of the source is indented under the 1st line.
Notice the indentation!
ABC order-by the first letter of the first item of each source
Font:Times New Roman 12
Bacher, Henry. "Life As We Know It." Psychology and Reasons.
Thoughts for Life Inc., 5 April 2010. Web. 12 March, 2013
Include the author's first name
If there are two sources with the same last name...
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