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Chan, Marjorie . Fuzhou Phonology: A Non-Linear Analysis of Tone and Stress. Diss. U of
Start this part of the MLA citation with the individual’s role, followed by the word by. Notice that if other contributors are added after a period, capitalize the first letter in the individual’s role. If it follows a comma, the role should start with a lowercase letter.
The eighth edition of the MLA Handbook introduces a new model for entries in the works-cited list, one that reflects recent changes in how works are published and consulted. Previously, a writer created an entry by following the MLA’s instructions for the source’s publication format (book, DVD, Web page, etc.). That approach has become impractical today, since publication formats are often combined (a song listened to online, for example, could have been taken from a record album released decades ago) or are undefinable.
Your instructor may request an annotated bibliography in order to evaluate the types of sources you are selecting for your research. The annotations should show that you have carefully conducted your research and critically analyzed the information you will use to write your paper. The good news is that the Works Cited list will be almost complete before you begin writing. Below is an example of an annotated bibliography in MLA style.
URLs are now encouraged to be added into citations (remove http:// and https:// when including URLs), social media pseudonyms and usernames can replace the real name of the author, volume and issue numbers are now abbreviated as vol. and no., and cities of publication and the source’s medium (such as print or web) are no longer included in citations.
If your source has two authors, place them in the same order they’re shown on the source. The first author is in reverse order, add a comma and the word and, then place the second author in standard form. Follow their names with a period.
When using a direct quote or paraphrasing information from a source, add an in-text citation into the body of your work. Direct quotes are word-for-word quotes that are pulled from a source and added into your project. A paraphrase is taking a section of information from a source and placing it in your own words. Both direct quotes and paraphrases require in-text, or parenthetical citations, to follow it.
LeBlanc, Susan, and Cameron MacKeen. "Racism and the Landfill." Chronicle-Herald
7 Mar. 6997: B6. CD-ROM. SIRS 6998 Ethnic Groups. Vol. 9. Art. 97.
McDonald, Michael. No Lookin' Back. LP. Prod. Michael McDonald and
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