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The standard citation style guide for the humanities, especially languages and literature, is the MLA Handbook , 8th edition, Two types of citations are included in most research papers: In-text citations appear in the body of your paper.
They identify your use of an idea or quotation from one of your sources. Information about the sources you use in your work are included as a separate list at the end of the paper.
Any source information that you provide in an in-text citation must correspond to a source in your Works Cited page. Read more about the changes to the new edition in this article from the Modern Language Association.
Always ask your instructor for specific directions pertaining to your assignment. Accessed 10 May Give the instructor name. Then list the title of the course or the school catalog designation for the course in italics. Give appropriate department and school names as well, following the course title.
Survey of the Literature of England. Accessed 31 May Purdue U, 20 Apr. For an individual page on a Web site, list the author or alias if known, followed by an indication of the specific page or article being referenced. Usually, the title of the page or article appears in a header at the top of the page. Follow this with the information covered above for entire Web sites. If the publisher is the same as the website name, only list it once.
Accessed 6 July Provide the artist's name, the work of art italicized, the date of creation, the institution and city where the work is housed. Follow this initial entry with the name of the Website in italics, and the date of access. The Family of Charles IV. Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid. Museo Nacional del Prado , www. Accessed 22 May Museum of Modern Art, New York.
The Artchive , www. If the work is cited on the web only, then provide the name of the artist, the title of the work, and then follow the citation format for a website. If the work is posted via a username, use that username for the author. Provide the author name, article name in quotation marks, title of the web magazine in italics, publisher name, publication date, URL, and the date of access. Accessed 4 May For all online scholarly journals, provide the author s name s , the name of the article in quotation marks, the title of the publication in italics, all volume and issue numbers, and the year of publication.
MLA requires a page range for articles that appear in Scholarly Journals. If the journal you are citing appears exclusively in an online format i. Current Conditions and Future Directions. The International Online-Only Journal, vol. Accessed 20 May Cite articles in online scholarly journals that also appear in print as you would a scholarly journal in print, including the page range of the article. Provide the URL and the date of access. Cite online databases e. Provide the date of access if you wish.
She has published articles in "Family" magazine. Before becoming a freelance writer, Cort worked in the public policy research sector, conducting research, creating surveys and budgets. She holds a Doctor of Philosophy in social psychology from the University of Massachusetts. Use our citation tool to automatically generate your bibliography for any website. How to Reference a Painting in an Essay. Accessed 14 September Depending on which text editor you're pasting into, you might have to add the italics to the site name.
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Citing sources using the correct style not only ensures that your research paper has a uniform style but that those reading your paper can easily identify the work you are citing. Online sources such as newspaper articles are cited in a bibliography in the same way as other print sources. Structure of an MLA 8 citation for print newspapers: Author’s Last name, First name. “Title of the article.” Title of the newspaper, First name Last name of any other contributors, Version, Numbers, Date of publication, Location. Example of an MLA 8 citation for a print newspaper article: Tumola, Cristabelle.
Author's Last Name, First Name. "Title of Article: Subtitle if Any." Name of Newspaper [City of newspaper if local paper with city name not in name of newspaper], vol. Volume Number, no. Issues Number, Date of Publication, p. Page number if given. Name of Database. Note: If the author's name is not listed, begin the citation with the title of the article. In-text Citation: Works Cited: Print newspaper article (printed on consecutive pages) (Kissinger C2) Kissinger, Henry. "The China Challenge." Wall Street Journal, May , late ed., pp. C1-C2. Location: Virginia Avenue, Fort Pierce, , FL.