For example, if you want to cite a poem that is listed in a collection of poems, the individual poem is the source, while the larger collection is the container.
Lerner Publishing Group, Earlier editions of the handbook included the place of publication and required different punctuation such as journal editions in parentheses and colons after issue numbers. Basic Format Guides you through the general rules that apply to any works cited page using MLA Style, from where the page appears and how to list the works Walks you through how to construct a reference entry for different text, starting with a focus on authors Serves as a primer on formatting that will be followed in all of the following handouts on creating MLA works cited entries Includes an example Works Cited Page Works Cited Page: A research paper does not normally need a title page, but if the paper is a group project, create a title page and list all the authors on it instead of in the header on page 1 of your essay.
Spelling checkers and usage checkers are helpful when used with caution. Each element should be followed by the punctuation mark shown here.
Be sure to save the changed file. A figure in a research paper.
A song or piece of music on an album should be in quotation marks: If the caption of a table or illustration provides complete information about the source and the source is not cited in the text, no entry for the source in the works-cited list is necessary. Follow the rules for capitalization in the MLA Handbook 67—68and italicize only the words that you would italicize in the text.
They do not find all errors and sometimes label correct material as erroneous. Editors Donohue, John J. If you include the core elements, in the proper order, using consistent punctuation, you will be fully equipped to create a list of works cited on your own.
Pyotr Ilich Tchaikovsky, Symphony no. Do not italicize or underline your title, put it in quotation marks or boldface, or type it in all capital letters.
Musical illustrations are labeled Example usually abbreviated Ex.
Running Head with Page Numbers Number all pages consecutively throughout the research paper in the upper right-hand corner, half an inch from the top and flush with the right margin. Interview by Gareth Von Kallenbach.
On a new, double-spaced line, center the title fig. Center the title, Works Cited, an inch from the top of the page fig. Tables and Illustrations Place tables and illustrations as close as possible to the parts of the text to which they relate.
Books Builds from the basic format page with a focus on how to create citations for certain commonly referenced book sources Includes guidelines and examples for a variety of books depending on the number of authors, whether the work is a piece is a larger work or the book itself is part of multivolume collection Works Cited Page: Problems of the Digestive System.
In the current version, punctuation is simpler only commas and periods separate the elementsand information about the source is kept to the basics.
Accessed 20 May Date of original publication: Binding a Printed Paper Pages of a printed research paper may get misplaced or lost if they are left unattached or merely folded down at a corner.
However, if you are discussing, for example, the historical context in which the episode originally aired, you should cite the full date. The opening chapter on how to do research is exhaustive. Alonso, Alvaro, and Julio A.
However, if you are discussing, for example, the historical context in which the episode originally aired, you should cite the full date.MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers by Joseph Gibaldi and Modern Language Association of America Staff (, Paperback, New Edition) 24 product ratings average based on 24 product ratings.
Formatting a Research Paper. If your instructor has specific requirements for the format of your research paper, check them before preparing your final draft.
From the MLA Handbook, 8th ed., published by the Modern Language Association. Topics. The Modern Language Association, the authority on research and writing, takes a fresh look at documenting sources in the eighth edition of the MLA Handbook.
Works are published today in a dizzying range of formats. MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers. New York, Modern Language Association, 6th edition.
GT Library Call Number: LBG53 b, Information Services Desk, use in Library only. The following two sample research papers are typical of the papers that might be submitted in different kinds of courses How do I cite an e-book? Consider an e-book a version according to the MLA Handbook ‘s template.
A research paper does not normally need a title page, but if the paper is a group project, create a title page and list all the authors on it instead of in the header on page 1 of your essay.
If your teacher requires a title page in lieu of or in addition to the header, format it .Download