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An Uncommon Journey of Spirit. Calvesi, Maurizio, and Lorenzo Canova, eds. Cohen, Andrew, and J. Heath, Joseph, and Andrew Potter. The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark. Mowat and Paul Werstine. Inside the Special Forces. The Power of Focus for College Students. Speier, and Jennifer R. A History of the Modern World: Baker, Ronenn Roubenoff, and Lawrence Lindner. Strong Women and Men Beat Arthritis. A History in Words and Pictures. Canadian Facts and Dates. Rogerson, Holly Deemer, et al. Words for Students of English: U of Pittsburgh P, True Stories of Trouble and Survival.

The Joy in Loving: Jaya Chaliha and Edward Le Joly. With Scott to the Pole: Photographs of Herbert Ponting. Rita and Robert Kimber. If the encyclopedia is well known and articles are arranged alphabetically, it is not necessary to indicate the volume and page numbers. If the encyclopedia is not well known, you must give full publication information including author, title of article, title of encyclopedia, name of editor or edition, number of volumes in the set, place of publication, publisher and year of publication.

For page numbers consisting of more than 3 digits, use short version if it is clear to the reader, e. Note also that there is no period after the month. If there are 4 or less letters in the month, e. May, June, and July, the months are not abbreviated. If the publication date is July 18, , citation will be 18 July Where a newspaper title does not indicate the location of publication, add the city of publication between square brackets, e.

Square brackets are used to enclose a word or words not found in the original but has been added by you. The above citation shows: If the article is accessed online, add Access date and URL at the end. Mohanty, Subhanjoy, and Ray Jayawardhana.

Thomas, Cathy Booth, and Tim Padgett. Wolanski, Eric, et al. Suggested citation example from SIRS: Bluestone, Barry, and Irving Bluestone. Example in MLA style: Put in square brackets [ ] important information you have added that is not found in the source cited. Your Canadian Financial Planning Software. May use short forms: Edition, Editor, or Edited , Comp.

Views from Within , comp. Master of Dreams , by Diane Waldman. Toronto-Central West Edition , Companies Even Get a Bonjour? When citing a definition from a dictionary, add the abbreviation Def. Short forms may be used, e. You may add other information as deemed pertinent between the title and the distributor. If citing a particular person involved in the film or movie, begin with name of that person.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Based on book by Roald Dahl. Paula Weinstein, Chris Bender, and J. Jennifer Lopez and Jane Fonda.

Based on Nurse Matilda Books Writ. Twentieth Century Fox and Paramount, Williams, and Adam Schroeder. Jackie Chan and Jennifer Love Hewitt. Cite government document in the following order if no author is stated: Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development.

National Council on Disability. GPO, July 31, For examples on how to cite more complicated government documents, please see Section 5. Internet citation for an article from an online database e.

SIRS, eLibrary , study guide, magazine, journal, periodical, newsletter, newspaper, online library subscription database service, or an article in PDF with one or more authors stated. Internet citation for an article from an online magazine, journal, periodical, newsletter, or newspaper with no author stated. Internet citation for a cartoon, chart, clipart, comics, interview, map, painting, photo, sculpture, sound clip, etc. Internet citation for an e-mail email from an individual, a listserver, an organization, or citation for an article forwarded from an online database by e-mail.

Internet citation for an online project, an information database, a personal or professional Web site. Internet citation for a work translated and edited by another Basic components of an Internet citation: Skip any information that you cannot find anywhere on the Web page or in the Web site, and carry on, e.

Generally, a minimum of three items are required for an Internet citation: If the URL is too long for a line, divide the address where it creates the least ambiguity and confusion, e. Do not divide a term in the URL that is made up of combined words e. Never add a hyphen at the end of the line to indicate syllabical word division unless the hyphen is actually found in the original URL.

Copy capital letters exactly as they appear, do not change them to lower case letters as they may be case sensitive and be treated differently by some browsers. Remember that the purpose of indicating the URL is for readers to be able to access the Web page. Students can create a free account to take the course and start earning badges. Each module focuses on searching the bibliography for scholarly publications in one of four disciplines: Students who complete the new modules can earn badges in each of these four subject areas.

Visit the course site to access the main course and new modules. Interested in other resources for teaching research and information literacy? The MLA International Bibliography offers an extensive tutorial video series on searching the bibliography. New tutorials are released every few months. Please feel free to link to our tutorials, embed them in syllabi or LibGuides, and share them with anyone who might find them useful.

Our website is easy to use and will create your citations in just a few clicks! The titles are written as they are found on the source, and in title form, meaning the important words start with a capital. Wondering whether to place your title in italics or quotation marks? It depends on whether the source sits by itself or not. If the source stands alone, meaning that it is an independent source, place the title in italics.

If the title is part of a larger whole, place the title of the source in quotation marks and the source it sits in, in italics. When citing full books, movies, websites, or albums in their entirety, these titles are written in italics. However, when citing part of a source, such as an article on a website, a chapter in a book, a song on an album, or an article in a scholarly journal, the part is written with quotation marks and then the titles of the sources that they are found in are written in italics.

From the section above, you can see that titles can stand alone or they can sit in a container. Many times, sources can sit in more than one container. When citing an article in a scholarly journal, the first container is the journal. It is important to account for all containers, so that readers are able to locate the exact source themselves. When citing a television episode, the first container is the name of the show and the second container is the name of the service that it could be streaming on, such as Netflix.

If your source sits in more than one container, the information about the second container is found at the end of the citation. If the source has more than two containers, add on another full other section at the end for each container. Not all of the fields in the citation format above need to be included in your citation.

In fact, many of these fields will most likely be omitted from your citations. Only include the elements that will help your readers locate the source themselves. Here is an example of a citation for a scholarly journal article found on a database.

This source has two containers, the journal itself is one container, and the site it sits on is the other. Medical Electricity in Eighteenth-Century Paris. Project Muse , muse. Many sources have people, besides the author, who contribute to the source. If your research project focuses on an additional individual besides the author, or you feel as though including other contributors will help the reader locate the source themselves, include their names in the citation.

To include another individual in the citation, after the title, place the role of the individual, the word by, and then their name in standard order. If the name of the contributor comes after a period, capitalize the first letter in the role of the individual.

If it comes after a comma, the first letter in the role of the individual is lowercased. Illustrated by Daniel Salmieri, Penguin, The names of editors, directors, performers, translators, illustrators, and narrators can often be found in this part of the citation. When including a numbered edition, do not type out the number, use the numeral.

Also, abbreviate the word edition to ed. Dodd and Bruce I. Google Books , books. Many sources have numbers associated with them. In MLA format citing, it is important to include the name of the publisher the organization that created or published the source , so that readers can locate the exact source themselves. Include publishers for all sources except for periodicals. Also, for websites, exclude this information when the name of the publisher matches the name of the website.

Publication dates are extremely important to include in citations. They allow the reader to understand when sources were published.

They are also used when readers are attempting to locate the source themselves. Whichever format you decide to use, use the same format for all of your citations. Wondering what to do when your source has more than one date? Use the date that is most applicable to your research. The location generally refers to the place where the readers can find the source. For page numbers, when citing a source that sits on only one page, use p.

When citing a source that has a page range, use pp. Looking for an online tool to do the work for you? Citation Machine can help! Our site is simple and fun! Need some more help? There is further good information here. Theory and International Application. Kuzuhara, Kenji, et al. Gale Health Reference Center Academic , i. When citing a website, individuals are often actually citing a specific page on a website. Last name, First name of author.

The Rise of Big Data in the Classroom. There are a variety of ways to cite an image. This section will show how to cite a digital image found on a website and an image in print. Last name, First name of the creator if available.

Do not place the description in quotation marks or italics. In addition, only capitalize the first letter in the description and any proper nouns. Identify Undervalued Players and Team Offenses. Wondering how to cite an image found through a search engine, such as Google? Cite the image using the information from the original site. They can be found on the cover of the magazine and on the article itself:.

On the cover of most magazines, you can find the title of the magazine as well as the date the magazine was published. If the article appears on nonconsecutive pages, include the page number for the first page the article is found on, and then add a plus sign after it.

Ernest Hemingway, Revised and Revisited. An essay is an analytic writing piece that is generally short in length compared to books and journal articles and focuses on a specific topic or subject.

Citing an essay is similar to citing a chapter in a book or a story in an anthology. Include the name of the individual author or the group of authors, the title of the essay placed in quotation marks , the title of the book, collection, or site the essay is found on in italics , the name of the editor if there is one , the volume and issue number if they are available , the publication date, and the location.

The location can be either a page range or a URL. Click here for additional information on essays. Check to see if the the PDF is written by an individual, set of authors, or an organization or company. Continue with the title of the PDF, version if there are different versions available , the publisher only include if the name of the publisher is different than the name of the author or the title , the publication date, and the location usually a URL if found online. Notice that in the example below, the name of the publisher The American Podiatric Medical Association is omitted since the name of the publisher is the same name as the author.

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