MLA Style Sheet

MLA Style Sheet - x o WORK IN AN ANTHOLOGY Dymvok, George...

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x o MLA STYLE SHEET “WORKS CITED” SAMPLE ENTRIES Use these documentation samples as a partial guide when constructing your bibliography. For titles of longer works such as books, journals, films and periodicals, as well as artworks, MLA now recommends italicizing rather than underlining (a carryover from the days of dinosaurs and typewriters, but useful for avoiding confusion when manuscripts are to be published). So where you see underlining in pre-2010 MLA samples (or instructions), use italics instead, as shown in the examples below. Alphabetize your “Works Cited” page by author’s last name or the first word of the title when the author’s name is not available. For electronic citations, do not place a period after your Uniform Resource Locator (URL) access date, and do not underline URLs. Please break up long URL references at slashes, as shown in two samples below. Finally, remember to double-check all picayune details of punctuation and spacing! BOOK WITH ONE AUTHOR Wilson, Edward O. The Future of Life. New York: Knopf, 2003. BOOK WITH TWO AUTHORS Eggins, Susanne M., and Diane Slade. Analyzing Casual Conversation . London: Cassell, 1997. BOOK WITH MORE THAN THREE AUTHORS Quirk, Randolph, et al. A Comprehensive Grammar of the English Language. London: Longman, 1985 . (Et al is short for the Latin et alii: “ and others ”—et aliae for all you feminists! ) BOOK WITH AN EDITOR Feldman, Paula R., ed. British Women Poets of the Romantic Era . Baltimore: John Hopkins UP, 1997. ( If more than one editor, write eds.) BOOK WITH AN EDITOR IN ADDITION TO AN AUTHOR Twain, Mark. Roughing It . Ed. Harriet E. Smith and Edgar M. Branch. Berkeley: U of California P, 1993. (Ed. here means “edited by,” so it does not take an “s.” ) BOOK IN A SERIES Neruda, Pablo. Canto General . Trans. Jack Schmitt. Latin Amer. Lit. and Culture 7. Berkeley: U of California P, 1991. ESSAY IN A BOOK OF ESSAYS BY SAME AUTHOR Howse, Derek. “Navigation and Astronomy in the Voyages.” Background to Discovery. Berkeley: U of California P, 1999. ( Note the one-letter abbreviations here [with no period] .) ESSAY WRITTEN BY ONE PERSON IN A BOOK WRITTEN BY ANOTHER More, Hannah. “The Black Slave Trade: A Poem.” British Women Poets of the Romantic Era . Ed. Paula R. Feldman. Baltimore: John Hopkins UP, 1997. 472-82. WORK IN AN ANTHOLOGY
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