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Citing Sources of Information 引文及列明出處: MLA Style

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  • The MLA Style Center -  Official MLA style site containing quick guide and FAQ's
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  • MLA Style from Murdoch University. 

Book:

Examples

  In-text Citation Cited Works List
Book - one author

Author Last Name page

e.g. (Franke 121)

Author Last Name, First Name. Title of Book. Place of publication: publisher. Year of publication. Print.

e.g. Franke, Damon. Modernist Heresies: British Literary History, 1883-1924. Columbus: Ohio State UP, 2008. Print.

Book - more than three authors

First Author Last Name, et al. page

e.g. (Plag, et al. 110)

or

All Authors Last Name page

e.g. (Plag, Braun, Lappe, and Schram 110)

Author Last Name, First Name. Title of Book. Place of publication: publisher. Year of publication. Print.

e.g. Plag, Ingo, et al. Introduction to English Linguistics. Berlin: Mouton, 2007. Print.

or

e.g. Plag, Ingo, Maria Braun, Sabine Lappe, and Mareile Schram. Introduction to English Linguistics. Berlin: Mouton, 2007. Print.

Chapter/section of edited book

Author Last Name page

e.g. (Bordo 135)

Chapter Author Last Name, First Name. "Title of the chapter/section." Title of the book . Edition and Editor First Name Last Name. Place of publication: publisher. Year of publication. Page numbers of chapter/section. Print.

e.g. Bordo, Susan. "The Moral Content of Nabokov's Lolita." Aesthetic Subjects. Ed. Pamela R. Matthews and David McWhirter. Minneapolis: U of Minnesota P, 2003. 125-52. Print.

 

More examples: Citations by Format (MLA Style Center)

In-text Citation Cited Works List

Author Last Name page

e.g. (Whitman 89)

Author Last Name, First Name. Title of Book. Place of publication: publisher. Year of publication. Source of ebook. Web. Date of access

e.g Whitman, Walt. Leaves of Grass. New York, 1855. The Walt Whitman Archive. Web. 2 Jan. 2008.

In-text Citation Cited Works List

Author Last Name page

e.g. (Hernandez-Reguant 12)

Author Last Name, First Name. "Title of the article". Title of journal. Volume number. Issue number. (Year of Publication). Page numbers of journal article. Print.

e.g. Hernandez-Reguant, Ariana. "Copyrighting Che: Art and Authorship under Cuban Late Socialism." Public Culture 16.1 (2004): 1-29. Print. 

In-text Citation Cited Works List

Author Last Name page

e.g. (Tolson 11)

Author Last Name, First Name. "Title of the article". Title of journal . Volume number. Issue number. (Year of Publication). Page numbers of journal articleName of collection. Web. Date of access.

e.g. Tolson, Nancy. "Making Books Available: The Role of Early Libraries, Librarians, and Booksellers in the Promotion of African American Children's Literature." African American Review 32.1 (1998): 9-16. JSTOR. Web. 5 June 2008.

In-text Citation Cited Works List

Artist Last Name

e.g. (Evans)

Artist Last Name, First Name. Title of the work. Date of Creation. Medium. Location.

e.g. Evans, Walker. Penny Picture Display. 1936. Photograph. Museum of Mod. Art, New York. 

Artist Last Name, First Name. Title of the work. Date of Creation. Location. Title of the Website. Web. Date of Access.

e.g. Currin, John. Blond Angel. 2001. Indianapolis Museum of Art. IMA: It's My Art. Web. 9 May 2007.

In-text Citation Cited Works List

Director Last Name

e.g. (Capra)

Title of the work. Dir. Director First Name Last Name. Perf. Major Performer(s) First Name Last Name. Date of Production. Distributor, Date of Release. Medium. 

e.g. It's a Wonderful Life. Dir. Frank Capra. Perf. James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore, and Thomas Mitchell. 1946. Republic, 2001. DVD.

Title of the work. Dir. Director First Name Last Name. Distributor. Date of Production. Title of the Website. Web. Date of Access. 

e.g. The Great Train Robbery. Dir. Edward Porter. Thomas Edison, 1903. Internet Archive. Web. 5 June 2008.

In-text Citation Cited Works List

Author Last Name

e.g. (Green)

Author Last Name, First Name. "Title of the work". Title of the overall website. Publisher/Sponsor of the site. Date of Publication. Web. Date of access. 

e.g. Green, Joshua. "The Rove Presidency." The Atlantic.com. Atlantic Monthly Group, Sept 2007. www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2007/09/the-rove-presidency/306132/. 15 May 2008. 

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