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MPM107 MLA Styles

7 Nov

1- How do you cite a book in MLA styles? write an example.

Mumford, Lewis. The Culture of Cities. New York: Harcourt, 1938. Print.
Last name, first name of the author. The name of the book. Place of publication, year, and what type of media it is.

2- How do you cite an article in MLA styles? write an example.

Article retrieved in print/paper format:

Ferrer, Ada. “Cuba 1898: Rethinking Race, Nation, and Empire.” Radical History Review 73 (1999): 22-49. Print.

Article retrieved on the Web:

Sehmby, Dalbir S. “Wrestling and Popular Culture.” CCLWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture 4.1 (2002): n. pag. Web. 29 Mar. 2009.

Article retrieved in a library database:

Provide the same information as you would for a printed journal article and add the name of the database in italics, and indicate the publication medium as Web and the date of access.

NOTE – If there are no page numbers, or if the page numbers for each article in a journal appear in a new sequence for each item rather than continuously across the entire issue, write n. pag.

Brennan, Katherine Stern. “Culture in the Cities: Provincial Academies during the Early Years of Louis XIV’s Reign.” Canadian Journal of History 38.1 (2003): 19-42. CBCA Complete. Web. 29 Mar. 2004.


3- How do you cite a blog or website using MLA styles?

An entry for a nonperiodical item found on the Web contains the following:

Last name, First name. “Document title if available.” Title of the overall Web site. Version or edition if available. Publisher or N.p. to designate no publisher, publication date or n.d. to mean no date. Web. Date of access.

If you cannot find some of this information, include only what is available.

“Joyce Wieland.” Celebrating Women’s Achievements: Women Artists in Canada. National Library of Canada, 2000. Web. 29 Mar. 2004.

Cassidy, Penny. “You Can’t Read That.” NBC New York. NBC Universal, 18 Apr. 2009. Web. 29 Apr. 2009.


4- How do you cite a video in MLA styles?

The Shining. Dir. Stanley Kubrick. Perf. Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall. Warner Bros., 1980. Videocassette.
Video name. Directors name. Main performers. Company name, year, and finally medium.

5- How do you site a lecture in MLA styles?

Pausch, Randy. “Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams.” Journeys. McConomy Auditorium, Pittsburgh. 18 Sept. 2007. Lecture.

Last Name, First Name. “Presentation Title.” Meeting/Event. Venue, City. Date Conducted. Lecture Type.

6- write up a bibliography for your reading posts

The alphabetical list of works cited that appears at the end of your paper contains more information about all of the sources you’ve cited allowing readers to refer to them, as needed. The main characteristics are:

  • The list of Works Cited must be on a new page at the end of your text
  • Entries are arranged alphabetically by the author’s last name or by the title if there is no author
  • Titles are italicized (not underlined) and all important words should be capitalized
  • Entries are double-spaced (for the purposes of this page, single-spacing is used)
  • Each entry must include the publication medium. Examples include: Print, Web, DVD, and Television.

All information on how to site using MLA format comes from this website http://library.concordia.ca/help/howto/mla.php

Personally i find it the easiest to use the works cited creator on Microsoft word. If you go into references, you are able to choose which kind of citation you would like to use (MLA, Chicago, APA) Then you can add information, and basically you just fill in the section and it will created the short annotations after a quote, but at the end you can insert a bibliography or works cited which will include all of the references you added prior. Personally i find this much easier, but it is important to understand how to cite work using MLA if necessary, because the program may make a mistake and understanding ow to properly do it may help you correct any mistakes.

Works Cited

Concordia Libraries. “MLA Citation Styles.” 2009. 5 11 2013 <http://library.concordia.ca/help/howto/mla.php&gt;.