MLA format - BasicMLACitationFormat

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Basic MLA Citation Format  One of the citation formats Lesley University recommends for students is the Modern Language  Association citation format. The following page includes sample citations from the MLA handbook:  Gibaldi, Joseph.  MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers . 6th ed. NYork: MLA, 2003.  For more information, consult the original document, or the MLA web site: ttp://  References within the Text  Example A  "There are two basic types of sociodramatic play training: outside intervention and inside  intervention" (Christie 29).  By putting the author's last name, Christie, and the page number, 29, in parentheses after your  quotation about play training, you are telling the reader where you found this information.  Example B  Christie states that "there are two basic types of sociodramatic play training: outside intervention  and inside intervention" (29).  Because you have mentioned the author's name in your sentence, you do not have to repeat it in  the parentheses.  Example C  Margaret Sanger was thought to be primarily responsible for the introduction of birth control in  this country (Kennedy 251).  or  David Kennedy says that Margaret Sanger was primarily responsible for the introduction of birth  control in this country (251).  Sentences in your own words about the idea(s) of an author are treated in much the same way. Here  there are no quotation marks because you are describing an author's idea, not quoting word-for- word. This is called "paraphrasing" and is as important to cite correctly as if it were a direct quote.  ew MLA Basic Citation Format 
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Formatting Citations for Your Bibliography or Works Cited Page  MLA Citation Examples Books / Articles / Encyclopedias / Web Pages / Images / Other I. Books Printed books / Online books / Book chapter, short story, poem Printed book with one author Kennedy, David. Birth Control in America: The Career of Margaret Sanger . New Haven: Yale UP, 1970. Printed book with two or more authors (Cite authors as they appear on title page, not necessarily in alphabetical order.) Wellek, Rene, and Austin Warren. Theory of Literature . 3 rd ed. New York: Harcourt, 1962. Online book
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