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No authors : Use the title in place of author. Shorten title if needed. Use double quotation marks for title of an article, a chapter, or a web page. Use italics for title of a periodical, a book, a brochure or a report.
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General information about MLA parenthetical citations, Using the MLA abbreviation guidelines, Using the MLA quotation guidelines, Formatting MLA parenthetical citations, Create an MLA Works Cited Page, and Format the MLA Works Cited page. Includes a section on Numbered References.
Three to five authors : Include all authors' last names the first time the citation is used. If you use the same citation again within the same paragraph, use only the first last name followed by 'et al'. If you used the citation again omit the year.
Writing a Bibliography
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APA Format, MLA Format, and Chicago Style Manual (Guidelines for using the Chicago, or Turabian, style).
Guide for Citing Electronic Information
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Examples of citations in APA style.
Blog entries or comments may be cited in running text ("In a comment posted to The Becker-Posner Blog on February 66, 7567,...") instead of in a note, and they are commonly omitted from a bibliography. The following examples show the more formal versions of the citations.
The following sections provide you with information and examples that will help you to cite the sources that you come across during your research.
Ten Steps to a Research Paper
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Guide to assist undergraduates in their research paper assignments from defining a topic, identifying and accessing relevant information, to citing the sources.
MLA style formatting is mostly used for papers written in humanities and liberal arts. MLA style indicates certain formatting standards for documents and provides a referencing system for outside sources used in essays. The proper use of MLA style protects authors from being blamed in plagiarism since proper formatting allows them to use materials written by other writers in a legitimate way. Here are some general guidelines for your MLA paper:
APA style encourages the inclusion of page numbers, but it is not mandatory. Include page or paragraph numbers if it will help reader find the information.