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Mireault - Trends of the late 1800s: MLA Citation


You have three great resources for getting helping with MLA Citation.

1) Purdue University OWL - Online Writing Lab

2) Easybib Citation Manager - register your account at school and then access premium features anywhere.  Click on the Easybib tab for more information and tutorials.

3) Your librarian - just ask, stop by the library, send an email or tweet. 

In-text Citations

When you use information, either paraphrased or quoted you also need to make sure that you provide "in-text citations". 

The Basics from Purdue Owl

Non-print sources (web)

  • Include in the text the first item that appears in the Work Cited entry that corresponds to the citation (e.g. author name, article name, website name, film name).
  • You do not need to give paragraph numbers or page numbers based on your Web browser’s print preview function.

Print sources (books, may include e-books if pages numbers are provided)

example - xxx the information you quoted/paraphrased xxx (Smith 263).

   Smith 263 - is the author's last name and 263 stands for the page number.  This will bring someone to the appropriate source in the works cited page.

If no known author exists use the shortened title. 

Purdue OWL - MLA Citation Guide

Basic Formatting Requirements for Works Cited Page

1) Works Cited - center as title of page
2) one inch margins
3) doublespace
4) hanging indents
5) header