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Art History 108 - Art of the Ancient World - Prof. Jones FALL 2021: MLA Style Citations

Common Elements of an MLA Citation

9 Common Core Elements

Rather than give strict format rules for different types of sources, the 8th edition of the MLA Handbook identifies 9 "core elements" common to most sources and provides flexible guidelines on how to reference them in your Works Cited list.

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(Commas separate details of the "container" or master work until all details are exhausted.)

Example

November 17, 201

Author Last Name, First Name.

Binfet, John-Tyler.

“Title of Article.”

“Reducing University Students’ Stress through a Drop-in Canine-Therapy Program.” 

Journal Title,

Journal of Mental Health,

Volume, Number,

vol. 27, no. 3,

Publication Date,

June 2018,

Pages.

pp. 197–204. 

Database,

Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collections,

doi or URL (minus https://).

doi:10.1080/09638237.2017.1417551.

Binfet, John-Tyler. “Reducing University Students’ Stress through a Drop-in

        Canine-Therapy Program.” Journal of Mental Health, vol. 27, no. 3, June 2018,

        pp. 197–204. Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collections,

       doi:10.1080/09638237.2017.1417551.

In-text (Binfet 199).

In-text Citations

 

The purpose of the in-text citation is to direct the reader to the full citation on the Works Cited page. 

An in-text citation creates a path from:

                                    The source (ex. a journal article) to

                                The text of your paper using in-text citations to

                                Your Works Cited page

Example of an in-text citation:

“The associations between mild food insecurity and illness did not differ significantly by child age” (Schmeer 12).

 

In-text citations for differing numbers of authors:

 

One author:

“The right to speak and read anonymously has played a central role in the history of free expression in America” (Rosen 168).

Two authors:

“The right to speak and read anonymously has played a central role in the history of free expression in America” (Rosen and Murray 168).

Three or more authors:

“The right to speak and read anonymously has played a central role in the history of free expression in America” (Rosen et al. 168).

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