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MLA format

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MLA
Format First Page Works Cited In Text By: Marissa C. and Manjot V. Conclusion MLA Format This is a seperate page from the rest of your essay
and contains your documentation of all sources used In your essay it is important to include parenthetical citation so that your reader knows when you are using someone elses information The Formating of your First Page has some specific requirements. Such as a Header with page numbers and your last name General Format of the works cited page. Basic Format Sp. conditions Non-print Your works cited page should have a Header, a Title, and your sources Header: Last name and page number The Title: Works Cited Ex. Hi Mrs. Parker Standard Rules Special conditions Included in the In Text citation
- Parentheses
- The first thing that appears
on your Works Cited entry
- Page Number
Ex. But what of the special conditions? Burke, Kenneth. Language as Symbolic Action: Essays on Life, Literature, and Method. Berkeley: U of California P, 1966. Print.

Human beings have been described by Kenneth Burke as "symbol-using animals" (3).

Human beings have been described as "symbol-using animals" (Burke 3).

The Basics Double-space the text of your paper
Times New Roman
The font size should be 12 pt.
Set the margins of your document to 1 inch on all sides.
Indent the first line of paragraphs one half-inch from the left margin.
Create a header that numbers all pages consecutively in the upper right-hand corner, one-half inch from the top and flush with the right margin.
Use Quotations for short works
and Italics to refer to longer works (Note: Your instructor may ask that you omit, reorder, or add slight variations to these instructions. Always follow your instructor's guidelines.) (Stolley et al. "MLA Formating and Style Guide") "The horror! The horror!"

- Joseph Conrad, Heart of Darkness (Conrad 107) The First Page Your essay will not have a Title Page.
Instead the First Page will include:
The writer's name
Instructor's name
Name of the cource
and the Date
Each on a seperate line and flush with the left margen. No Author
Specific Edition
Multiple Authors
Author's with same last name
Two works by same Author
Non-print
We see hotspots in North America because this region has “more readily accessible climatic data” (“Impact of Global Warming” 6).


Smith, Yang, and Moore argue that … (76).
Or
Smith et al. argue that… (76)


volume (vol.), book (bk.), part (pt.), chapter (ch.), section (sec.), or paragraph (par.)
Marx and Engels described human history as marked by class struggles (79; ch. 1).
No Author: Specific: Multiple Authors: Same Last Name: Multiple Works: Non-Print:
Although some medical ethicists claim that cloning will lead to designer children (R. Miller 12), others note that the advantages for medical research outweigh this consideration (A. Miller 46).


Murray states that writing is "a process"... ( 6). Additionally, Murray argues that the purpose of writing is to "carry ideas and information..." ( 3).


Include the first item that appears in the Works Cited page
Do not need to include a page number
And if you absolutly must include a URL only include the domain name
Example: CNN.com
Ezekiel saw "what seemed to be four living creatures," each with faces of a man, a lion, an ox, and an eagle ( , Ezek. 1.5-10). Citation with hanging indent (Note: Your instructor may ask that you omit, reorder, or add slight variations to these instructions. Always follow your instructor's guidelines.) (Stolley et al. "MLA Formating and Style Guide") Conrad, Joseph. Heart of Darkness. New York:


Henley, Patricia. The Hummingbird House. Denver:


Penguin, 1999. Print MacMurray, 1999. Print. Lastname, Firstname. Title of Book. Place of Publication: Publisher, Year of Publication. Medium of Publication. Ex. Krugman, Andrew. "Fear of Eating." New York Times 21 May 2007 late ed.: A1. Print.

Articles Buchman, Dana. "A Special Education." Good Housekeeping Mar. 2006: 143-48. Print.

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

Ex. Newspaper Article in a Magazine
n.p. - No Publisher
n.d - No Date
Editor, author, or compiler name (if available). Name of Site. Version number. Name of sponsor or publisher, date of resource creation. Medium of publication. Date of access.

The Purdue OWL Family of Sites. The Writing Lab and OWL at Purdue and Purdue U, 2008. Web. 23 Apr. 2008.

Felluga, Dino. Guide to Literary and Critical Theory. Purdue U, 28 Nov. 2003. Web. 10 May 2006.

Langhamer, Claire. “Love and Courtship in Mid-Twentieth-Century England.” Historical Journal 50.1 (2007): 173-96. ProQuest. Web. 27 May 2009.

(Smith 89) ..." * A Writer Teaches Writing Write to Learn New Jerusalem Bible n.p. - No Publisher
n.d - No Date
Burns, Robert. "Red, Red Rose." 100 Best-Loved Poems. Ed. Philip Smith. New York: Dover, 1995. 26. Print. Ed. - stands for editor Aristotle. Poetics. Trans. S. H. Butcher. The Internet Classics Archive. Web Atomic and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 13 Sept. 2007. Web. 4 Nov. 2008. ‹http://classics.mit.edu/›. Multiple works by same author
Nordhaus, William D. "After Kyoto: Alternative Mechanisms to Control
Global Warming." American Economic Review 96.2 (2006): 31-34. Print.
---. "Global Warming Economics." Science 9 Nov. 2001: 1283-84. Science
Online. Web. 24 May 2009.
Multiple authors Milken, Michael, Gary Becker, Myron Scholes, and Daniel Kahneman. "On Global Warming and Financial Imbalances." New Perspectives Quarterly 23.4 (2006): 63. Print.

First name is in last name, first name format
All others are just listed Milken, Michael, et al. "On Global Warming....










Works Cited
Dean, Cornelia. "Executive on a Mission: Saving the Planet." New
York Times. New York Times, 22 May 2007. Web. 25 May
2009. An Inconvenient Truth. Dir. Davis Guggenheim. Perf.
Al Gore, Billy West. Paramount, 2006. DVD.
"Blueprint Lays Out Clear Path for Climate Action." Environmental
Defense Fund. Environmental Defense Fund, 8 May 2007. Web.
24 May 2009.
Clinton, Bill. Interview by Andrew C. Revkin. “Clinton on Climate
Change.” New York Times. New York Times, May 2007. Web.
25 May 2009. Nordhaus, William D. "After Kyoto: Alternative
Mechanisms to Control Global Warming."
American Economic Review 96.2 (2006): 31-34.
Print.

---. "Global Warming Economics." Science 9 Nov.
2001: 1283-84. Science Online. Web. 24 May
2009.
Shulte, Bret. "Putting a Price on Pollution."
Usnews.com. US News & World Rept., 6 May
2007. Web. 24 May 2009.
Uzawa, Hirofumi. Economic Theory and Global
Warming. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2003.
Print. Ebert, Roger. "An Inconvenient Truth." Rev. of An Inconvenient
Truth, dir. Davis Guggenheim. Rogerebert.com. Sun-Times
News Group, 2 June 2006. Web. 24 May 2009.
Gowdy, John. "Avoiding Self-organized Extinction: Toward a
Co-evolutionary Economics of Sustainability." International
Journal of Sustainable Development and World Ecology
14.1 (2007): 27-36. Print.
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