A Quick Guide to Understand MLA Referencing and Citation Style

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  A quick guide to understand the rules and regulations concerning usage of MLA referencing and citation style. Use these guidelines to create top quality academic papers. For more info visit: https://myassignmenthelp.com/blog/a-quick-guide-to-understand-mla-referencing-and-citation-style/
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  • 1. Introduction • Students have to refer to published sources in order to support their arguments in their assignment. • Despite knowing that the audience is familiar with the sources you’ve used, you still need to cite them. • This is important as it helps the readers to know the source while giving credit to its authors. For more information , visit : https://myassignmenthelp.com/blog/a-quick-guide-to-understand-mla-referencing-and-citation-style/
  • 2. Introduction (Contd.) • Citation styles have been developed to simplify the process of referencing. • MLA (or Modern Language Association) is a particular referencing style that is popular for humanities and arts assignments due to its suitability for archival sources. • In this guide, we’ll explain the mechanisms of different forms of MLA citations. For more information , visit : https://myassignmenthelp.com/blog/a-quick-guide-to-understand-mla-referencing-and-citation-style/
  • 3. Things to Remember in MLA Citation Style • It is crucial for you to know certain things about the MLA citation before we move on to show how its done. According to the Eight Edition of MLA Citation Style, these are the points you should remember: • Abbreviations – Previously, you were allowed to use short-forms such as ‘ed’ for editor or ‘trans’ for translation, but now you have to use the full terms. For more information , visit : https://myassignmenthelp.com/blog/a-quick-guide-to-understand-mla-referencing-and-citation-style/
  • 4. Things to Remember in MLA Citation Style (Contd.) • Citing two authors or more – Previously, you had to put down the names of each of the authors of a single book in case it had more than one. Now you don’t have to mention all the names. • Citing electronic sources – To cite online resources, giving the permanent URL or digital object identifier is necessary. Short-forms of URLs must not be used as it can lead to faulty referencing. For more information , visit : https://myassignmenthelp.com/blog/a-quick-guide-to-understand-mla-referencing-and-citation-style/
  • 5. Citing Sources in MLA Referencing Style • Referencing in MLA style can be done in two ways - either by citing in-text or making a list of all the references used at the end. • The MLA referencing style is made up of certain important elements, which are – the author’s name, the book or article’s name/title, the container’s title, the version of the publication, the year of publication, the publisher’s name and location. For more information , visit : https://myassignmenthelp.com/blog/a-quick-guide-to-understand-mla-referencing-and-citation-style/
  • 6. Citing Sources in MLA Referencing Style (Contd) • In-texting rules – For in-texting, you have to mention a brief reference wherever you’ve mentioned the source . You have to mention the name of the author and the page number. Rest of the information can be omitted. • Reference List Rules - This list will only appear at the end of your assignment. It should be done alphabetically by the name of the author. For more information , visit : https://myassignmenthelp.com/blog/a-quick-guide-to-understand-mla-referencing-and-citation-style/
  • 7. Citing Sources in MLA Referencing Style (Contd) • Keep in mind to construct the list on a fresh page. Italicizing book names and placing article titles in quotes is also important. Every reference should be double spaced and mentioning the date on which you accessed online resources is not necessary. • Read on to understand different ways of referencing when making use of the MLA citation style. For more information , visit : https://myassignmenthelp.com/blog/a-quick-guide-to-understand-mla-referencing-and-citation-style/
  • 8. Citing Sources in MLA Referencing Style (Contd) • One Author Book Citation In-text: In this chapter (Smith, 96) Smith is of the view that (138) Reference list: Smith, Adam. How Recession Affects The Economy. London: Penguin, 2013 For more information , visit : https://myassignmenthelp.com/blog/a-quick-guide-to-understand-mla-referencing-and-citation-style/
  • 9. Citing Sources in MLA Referencing Style (Contd) • Two Author Book Citation In-text: The theory put forward here (Warren et al. 208) Warren states that (208) Reference List: Warren, Daren et al. Why Black Money Exists. New York: Crown Publishing, 2012. • Citing Books with Editors In-text: This approach reveals (Johnson, 165) Reference List: Johnson, Chloe. Ed. Pride and Prejudice. By Jane Austen. New York: Norton, 2009. For more information , visit : https://myassignmenthelp.com/blog/a-quick-guide-to-understand-mla-referencing-and-citation-style/
  • 10. Citing Sources in MLA Referencing Style (Contd) • Edited Book Chapter Citation In-text: This paragraph proves (Johnson, 78) Johnson (78) is of the opinion… Reference List: Austen, Jane. “Pride and Prejudice” Ed. Chloe Johnson et al. New York: Norton, 2009. 78-81. For more information , visit : https://myassignmenthelp.com/blog/a-quick-guide-to-understand-mla-referencing-and-citation-style/
  • 11. Citing Sources in MLA Referencing Style (Contd) • Print Journal Article Citation In-text: The research reveals (Brown, 211)… Reference list: Brown, James D. “The Civil War and How It Changed American History.” American Journal of Political Science 39.2 (1996): 336-62. • Online Journal Article Citation In-text: Observing the information presented (Lee, 323) Reference list: Lee, John. “What The Nation Thinks of the Government." American Journal of Political Science 37.2 (1997): 336-63. JSTOR. Web. 23 Apr. 2010. For more information , visit : https://myassignmenthelp.com/blog/a-quick-guide-to-understand-mla-referencing-and-citation-style/
  • 12. Citing Sources in MLA Referencing Style (Contd) • Newspaper Article Citation In-text: Bergman believes (198)… The arguments promulgated here… (Bergman, 198) Reference list: Bergman, Andrew. “Fear of Dreaming” The Telegraph, 28 May 2009, late ed., p.1. For more information , visit : https://myassignmenthelp.com/blog/a-quick-guide-to-understand-mla-referencing-and-citation-style/
  • 13. Citing Sources in MLA Referencing Style (Contd) • Online Newspaper Article Citation: In-text: In this article, the facts are… (Bergman, 9) Bergman’s (9) statement of… Reference list: Bergman, Andrew. “Fear of Dreaming” The Telegraph, 28 May 2009, late ed., p.1. Web. 30 May 2007. For more information , visit : https://myassignmenthelp.com/blog/a-quick-guide-to-understand-mla-referencing-and-citation-style/
  • 14. Citing Sources in MLA Referencing Style (Contd) • Website Citation In-text: Many other sources point out… (Graham, 2) Graham (2) explains why… Reference list: Graham, Will. How to Choose The Right Car. CarCrazy. Crawford Media, 28 Sept 2013. Web. 30 Sept 2013. • Blog Citation In-text: These observations highlight… (Bloom) Reference List: Bloom, Alana. “Retired People Care About The Elections The Most.” The Guardian Blog. 19 Mar 2013. Web. 21 Mar 2013. For more information , visit : https://myassignmenthelp.com/blog/a-quick-guide-to-understand-mla-referencing-and-citation-style/
  • 15. Citing Sources in MLA Referencing Style (Contd) • Conference Citation In-text: Another study points out that… (Lounds, 12) Lounds (12) presents in detail… Reference list: Lounds, Freddie. “ Education in the Digital Era.” The Dynamic Education Scene, Computers Conference, Oxford University, 2009. 78 – 99. Print. For more information , visit : https://myassignmenthelp.com/blog/a-quick-guide-to-understand-mla-referencing-and-citation-style/
  • 16. Citing Sources in MLA Referencing Style (Contd) • Thesis Citation In-text: This theory clearly states… (Wilson, 94) Wilson’s (94) is very interesting… Reference List: Wilson, Ethan. “The Outdated Modes of Teaching in Wisconsin.” Ph.D. Thesis. University of Maryland, 2011. Print. For more information , visit : https://myassignmenthelp.com/blog/a-quick-guide-to-understand-mla-referencing-and-citation-style/
  • 17. Citing Sources in MLA Referencing Style (Contd) • Referencing is essential as without it, no matter what you write will be considered as plagiarized. • Without the use of citation, you can lose out on valuable grades despite how well-written your essay is. • Therefore, make use of the suggestions given above to score well. For more information , visit : https://myassignmenthelp.com/blog/a-quick-guide-to-understand-mla-referencing-and-citation-style/
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