It should properly attribute any ideas, paraphrases, or direct quotations to your source, and should direct readers to the entry in the list of works cited. Museum of Modern Art, New York. Work Cited Said, Edward W. Ancient Rhetorics for Contemporary Students. The International Online-Only Journal, vol.
The seventh edition handbook required the city in which a publisher is located, but the eighth edition states that this is only necessary in particular instances, such as in a work published before Problems of the Digestive System.
Your readers should be able to follow the flow of your argument without becoming distracted by extra information. A book should be in italics: However, if you are discussing, for example, the historical context in which the episode originally aired, you should cite the full date.
Number If a source is part of a numbered sequence, such as a multi-volume book, or journal with both volume and issue numbers, those numbers must be listed in your citation. It is important to cite these containers within containers so that your readers can find the exact source that you used.
An essay in a book, or an article in journal should include page numbers. Purdue U Writing Lab, Optional elements The eighth edition is designed to be as streamlined as possible. In the current version, punctuation is simpler only commas and periods separate the elementsand information about the source is kept to the basics.
In the eighth edition, terms like editor, illustrator, translator, etc. Annotated and with an introduction by Vara Neverow, Harcourt, Inc. A History of Insanity in the Age of Reason. 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.
Date of original publication: The title of the container is usually italicized and followed by a comma, since the information that follows next describes the container. A song or piece of music on an album should be in quotation marks: Publication date The same source may have been published on more than one date, such as an online version of an original source.
If a source has been published on more than one date, the writer may want to include both dates if it will provide the reader with necessary or helpful information. Wiley Online Library, doi: Russell, Tony, et al.
Crowley, Sharon, and Debra Hawhee. Title of container Unlike earlier versions, the eighth edition refers to "containers," which are the larger wholes in which the source is located. The location of an online work should include a URL. Accessed 4 May Version If a source is listed as an edition or version of a work, include it in your citation.
When creating in-text citations for media that has a runtime, such as a movie or podcast, include the range of hours, minutes and seconds you plan to reference, like so End this element with a period. Final thoughts about the eighth edition The current MLA guidelines teach a widely applicable skill.
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