6 May 2010 Brother Martin High School Style Sheet based on the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers (7th edition). Tutorials are available at www.brothermartin.com . Click Library Resources, scroll to Guides. General MLA Guidelines for Formatting All Student Assignments 1. Page setup: one inch margins, all sides; double spaced; Times New Roman or Arial font; font size 12, right-justified header of last name (space) page number. Set tab at .5”. 2. Uniform heading on all work, left justified, double spaced: Student First Name Last Name Teacher Title and Name Subject Name Day Month Year 3. Center justify the title of document. No underlining of titles, rather italicize the title of any independently published work (book and periodical titles, films.) MLA Guidelines for Formatting All Works Cited/ Works Consulted pages 1. Use the same page setup, margins, tab, spacing and font as above. Pull down Format menu, select Paragraph, under Special Indention, select Hanging so that the first line of each entry begins at the left margin and each successive line is indented ½ inch. 2. Paginate the Works Cited as a continuation of your text and include the header at the top of each page. If your paper ends on page 6, the Works Cited header will be Last Name 7. 3. Title the page Works Cited. Center justify the title. 4. Begin the first line of each entry at the left margin. Each successive line will indent ½ inch. 5. List entries alphabetically by the first word in each entry. If the author’s name is unknown, alphabetize by the title, ignoring any initial A, An, or The. 6. Instead of repeating the author’s name when using multiple works by that author, type three hyphens and a period, and then list the title. 7. Consult Chapter 7, Abbreviations, for appropriate shortened forms of publisher names, geographic names, names of certain works of literature and other scholarly abbreviations. Please note new abbreviations for circumstances sometimes found with web sites and database sources: N.p.= no place of publication given n.p.= no publisher given n.d.= no date of publication given N. pag. = no pagination given 8. New rules in 7th edition include: • No underlining of titles. Use italics instead. (For handwritten work at Br. Martin, continue to underline.) • Medium of publication (Print, Web, CD-ROM, JPEG file, PDF file, etc.) must be stated for every work cited, usually at the end of the citation • For scholarly journals, both print and online, include volume and issue number 9. Although not demanded by MLA, Brother Martin instructors will require the inclusion of a URL for all internet sources, placed in angle brackets and following the date of access. Be sure to right click and remove the hyperlink. SAMPLE CITATION FORMATS FOR: A BOOK WITH A SINGLE AUTHOR (MLA 5.5.2) Harris, Bill. The World Trade Center: A Tribute. Philadelphia: Harper, 2001. Print. A BOOK WITH A CORPORATE AUTHOR (MLA 5.5.5) American Medical Association. Family Medical Guide. Chicago: Wiley, 2009. Print. A BOOK WITH TWO OR MORE AUTHORS (5.5.4) Arthur, Michael J. and Brian l. Bailey. Complete Conditioning For Football. Champaign: Human Kinetics, 1998. Print. For works with more than 3 authors/editors, list the first individual followed by “, et al.” AN EDITED PRINT WORK (5.5.10) Pulves, Kevin W., ed. Life: The Science of Biology. Salt Lake City: Freeman, 2008. Print. AN ARTICLE FROM A PRINT MAGAZINE (5.4.6) (For Web site sponsored by a magazine, see 5.6.2b) Coy, Peter, and Dean Foust. “Katrina’s Wake.” Business Week 12 Sept. 2005: 32-40. Print. 6 May 2010 A SIRS ENDURING ISSUES LOOSE-LEAF BINDER ARTICLE (5.7.16) Larcher, Laurent. “Burundi Diary: In Troubled Nation, Priests and Bishops Work for Peace.” National Catholic Reporter 22 Feb. 2002: 9-11. Print. Global Issues 2003. Ed. Tammy Rotmen. Boca Raton: SIRS, 2003. Art. 65. AN AUTHORED PRINT ENCYCLOPEDIA or REFERENCE BOOK ARTICLE (For an unsigned article, the reference begins with the article title.) (5.5.7) Williams, Guy H., Jr. “Aquinas, Thomas.” New Catholic Encyclopedia. 2002 ed. Print. AN ENTIRE ESSAY, CRITICISM OR CHAPTER IN A COLLECTION COMPILED BY AN EDITOR (5.5.6) Grimm, Chris. “Chretien de Troyes’s Attitude Towards Women.” Romantic Review 26.2 (1925): 236-43. Rpt. in Classical and Medieval Literature Criticism. Ed. Jelena Krstovic. Vol. 10. Detroit: Gale, 1981. 141-43. Print. (If you are citing an excerpt of the article, use Excerpt from instead of Rpt. in) A PERSONAL INTERVIEW YOU CONDUCTED (Also see 5.7.7 for TV, Radio, Print & DVD interviews) Landrieu, Mitch. Personal interview. 8 Jan. 2010. A MAP OR CHART (5.7.8) (See 5.6.2b for web based maps) Washington, DC. Map. Chicago: Rand, 2004. Print. A DICTIONARY ENTRY (5.5.7) (If multiple definitions are listed, use the abbreviation Def. and the number or letter of the definition.) “Noon.” Def. 4b. The Oxford English Dictionary. 3rd ed. 2003. Print. A PAINTING, SCULPTURE, OR PHOTOGRAPH (5.7.6) (If found online, see 5.6.2d) Cassatt, Mary. Mother and Child. 1890. Wichita Art Museum. American Painting: 1560-1913. By John Pearce. New York: McGraw, 1964. Plate 22. Print. WEB PUBLICATIONS CITING A NONPERIODICAL WORK OR E-BOOK FOUND ON THE WEB (5.6.2) When available, include: Author; Title; Title of web site; Publisher or Sponsor of site; Electronic publication date; Medium; Date of access; Web address. (Brother Martin requires that you provide the URL of any web site, placing it at the end of the citation in angle brackets, with the hyperlink removed.) You may need to search the site’s home page and links for some information. Dove, Rita. “Lady Freedom Among Us.” The Electronic Text Center. U. of Virginia, 1998. Web. 8 Jan. 2010. <http://www.etext.virginia.edu >. Keats, John. Poetical Works. 1884. Google Book Search. Web. 5 Aug. 2009. Williams, Martin. “Jazz.” Encyclopedia Americana. Grolier, 2010. Web. 15 May 2009. Geary, Brendan. “Child Sexual Abuse.” New Catholic Encyclopedia Supplement 2009. Detroit: Gale, 2009. 150-153. Gale Virtual Reference Library. Web. 6 May 2010. Sanchez, Luis Alberto. “Peru.” Lands and People Online. Grolier, 2010. Web. 8 Jan. 2010. See 5.6.3 for additional rules for citing Scholarly Journals. CITING WORK FROM AN ONLINE PERIODICAL WORK or DATABASE (5.6.4) (EBSCO, ProQuest, Gale Group, Opposing Viewpoints, Grolier, SIRS Knowledge Source, etc.) Boyden, Joseph. “The Drowning of New Orleans.” Newsweek 12 Sept. 2005: 10+. MAS Ultra. Web. 8 Jan. 2010. Grace, Stephanie. “Old Soldiers Remember Horrors, Glory of D-Day.” The Times-Picayune [New Orleans] 6 June 2000: A1. ProQuest. Web. 8 Jan. 2010. Stienfield, Paul. “Arthur Conan Doyle.” Encyclopedia of Parapsychology and the Occult 1993. Biography Resource Center. Web. 2 July 2009. Timmerman, John. “The Squatter’s Circle in The Grapes of Wrath.” Studies in American Fiction 17.1 (1989): 203-11. Literature Resource Center. Web. 14 Jan. 2010. Williams, Allan F. “Earning a Driver’s License.” Public Health Reports Nov. 1997: 53-65. SIRS Government Reporter. Web. 8 Jan. 2010.
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