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Handling MLA

Page history last edited by Karla Aleman 9 years, 9 months ago

What are the latest changes?

Check out the COD Library's discussion on our Citing Sources website about the major changes to the MLA citation style.  Purdue's OWL website includes a simple run down of the changes as well.
 
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Tips for Citing Material Found Electronically:

 

With the new edition to the MLA Handbook, providing retrieval information can get a little confusing.  Here is a simple run down on citing electronic material.
 
You need to ask yourself two questions: 
  1. Was the item published online only or in another medium, like print or film, in addition to online?
  2. Is the item a periodical or not?  Note that many print periodicals are not necessarily a periodical when online.  For example, many newspaper and magazine articles online do not correlate to a print version.  
 
Here's the break down:
Retrieval Information is marked in red.

 

1.) Non-Periodicals/Online Only 

 Include in this order:
  • Author
  • Title of Item
  • Title of Website
  • Publisher/Sponsor
  • Date
  • Medium (Web)
  • Date of Access

 

2.) Non-Periodicals/Online Version of Another Medium

Include in this order:
  • Author
  • Title of Item
  • Publication Info (standard info- depending on the type of item)
  • Date
  • Title of Website or Database
  • Medium (Web)
  • Date of Access 

 

3.) Periodicals/Online Only

Include in this order:
  • Author
  • Title of Item
  • Publication Info (standard info)
  • Date
  • Medium (Web)
  • Date of Access

 

4.) Periodicals/Online Version of Another Medium

 Include in this order:
  • Author
  • Title of Item
  • Publication Info (standard info)
  • Date
  • Title of Database or Online Archive
  • Medium (Web)
  • Date of Access

 

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Creator: Karla Aleman, College of DuPage Library, October 2009

 

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