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1 CITING PRINT RESOURCES General Format for Works-Cited List - Book Citation Author Title (italicize) Edition Gibaldi, Joseph. MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers. 6th ed. New York: MLA, City of Publication (if necessary include Publisher Year Medium state/province/ territory and country to clear up potential confusion) Specific Format for Works-Cited List and Parenthetical (In-Text) References Book One Author Author s last name, Author s first name. Title. Place: Publisher, Year. Schuster, Mark. Don DeLillo, Jean Baudrillard, and the Consumer Conundrum. Youngstown: Cambria Press, Schuster s findings indicate... (125). OR... (Schuster 125). Book Two or Three Authors Author s last name, Author s first name, and Author s first name Author s last name. Title. Place: Publisher, Year. Heer, Jeet, and Kent Worcester. A Comics Studies Reader. Jackson: UP of Mississippi, Heer and Worcester compare... (18). OR... (Heer and Worcester 125).

2 Book More than Three Authors Author s last name, Author s first name, et al. Title. Place: Publisher, Year. Beebe, Steven A., et al. Communication: Principles for a Lifetime. Canadian ed. Toronto, ON: Pearson, Beebe et al. suggest that... (89). OR... (Beebe et al. 89). Book Author and Editor Author s last name, Author s first name. Title. Ed. Editor s first name Editor s last name. Place: Publisher, Year. Lewis, Barbara A. What Do You Stand For? A Kid s Guide to Building Character. Ed. Pamela Espeland. Minneapolis: Free Spirit, Lewis supports the argument by... (145). OR... (Lewis 145). Book Editor and No Author Editor s last name, Editor s first name., ed. Title. Place: Publisher, Year. Price, Richard T., ed. The Spirit of the Alberta Indian Treaties. 3rd ed. Edmonton, AB: University of Alberta P, ~ Since the information was edited, do not use the editor's name as if he or she wrote it.... (Price 186).

3 Chapter or Section of a Book (with an author) Author (of work) last name, Author first name. Title of work. Title of Anthology. Ed. Editor s first and last name. Place: Publisher, Year. Pages of work. Pache, Walter. "Urban Writing." Encyclopedia of Literature in Canada. Ed. William H. New. Toronto, ON: University of Toronto P, Pache determines that... (1154). OR... (Pache 1154). Essay, Poem, Short Story in an Anthology (with an editor) Author (of work) last name, Author first name. Title of work. Title of Anthology. Ed. Editor s first and last name. Place: Publisher, Year. Pages of work. Frost, Robert. "Wind and Window Flower." Anthology of American Poetry. Ed. George Gesner. New York: Avenal, ~ Use line numbers instead of page numbers for poetry. In Frost's poem... (5). OR... (Frost 5). Play or Novel in an Anthology (with an editor) Author (of work) last name, Author first name. Title. Ed. Editor s first and last name. Place: Publisher, Year. Pages of work. ~ Titles of plays and novels in an anthology are typically italicized. Shakespeare, William. Hamlet. The Norton Introduction to Literature. Ed. Carl E. Bain, Jerome Beaty, and J. Paul Hunter. 5th ed. New York: Norton, For Parenthetical (In-text) Reference ~ For plays, cite by division (act, scene, line) instead of page numbers. Separate each number with a period. Also use the title instead of the author In Hamlet... (1.3.25). OR... (Hamlet ).

4 Encyclopedia Author s last name, Author s first name. Title of Article. Title of Encyclopedia. Edition. Volume. ~ For popular works, full publication information is not required. Kershaw, G. Peter and Roderick C. Macleod. Alberta. The World Book Encyclopedia ed. Vol. 1. Kershaw and Macleod suggest that... (324). OR... (Kershaw and Macleod 324). Dictionary Author s last name, Author s first name. Title of Article. Title of Encyclopedia. Edition. Volume. ~ If you use a specific definition for a word, document the specific designation after the citation s title use Def. (not italicized) and its appropriate designation (e.g., number, letter). "Revival." Def. 4a. The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Current English. 8 th ed. Ed. R.E. Allen. Oxford: Oxford UP, In a religious context, revival can be defined as... ( Revival, def. 4a). Newspaper Article - Print Author s last name, Author s first name. Article Title. Name of Newspaper Year or date of publication: page numbers. ~ If the city name is not included in the name of the newspaper, add the city in square brackets. ~ If pages are not consecutive, use a plus sign (+) after the first page (e.g., A5+). Chase, Steve. "Information about Kyoto Insufficient." Globe and Mail [Toronto] 9 Nov. 2002: A5. Tower, Katie. "Sappyfest Draws 1,500 Music Fans From Across Canada." Sackville Tribune Post 5 Aug. 2009: 12. Chase reported that... (A5). OR... (Chase A5).

5 Magazine Article - Print Author s last name, Author s first name. Article Title. Name of Magazine (Date of publication): page numbers. ~ Provide the full publication date in the format shown below. ~ Volume and issue number are not required even if provided. ~ If pages are not consecutive, use a plus sign (+) after the first page (e.g., 68+) McKenna, Brian. "Heroism on Verrières Ridge." Maclean's (11 Nov. 2002): McKenna suggests that... (70). OR... (McKenna 70). Brochure, Pamphlet, Press Release - Print Source of brochure. Title of Brochure. Place: Publisher, Year. Treat these documents as you would a book, but for a press release, include the precise date of release (i.e. day month year). Environment Canada. The Ozone Layer. Ottawa: Authority of the Minister of the Environment, Environment Canada's pamphlet on the ozone layer reinforces... (3). OR... (Environment Canada 3).

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