Tuesday, May 5, 2015

LU MFA Foundations: Recommended Resource for MLA Format

LU MFA faculty members recommend Purdue's OWL (Online Writing Lab) as an excellent online resource for MLA format. Visit their MLA page at the link below. Following the OWL info below are examples of a Works Cited entry and an in-text citation using MLA format.


From the site:

Summary:
MLA (Modern Language Association) style is most commonly used to write papers and cite sources within the liberal arts and humanities. This resource, updated to reflect the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers (7th ed.) and the MLA Style Manual and Guide to Scholarly Publishing (3rd ed.), offers examples for the general format of MLA research papers, in-text citations, endnotes/footnotes, and the Works Cited page.

Contributors:
Tony Russell, Allen Brizee, Elizabeth Angeli, Russell Keck, Joshua M. Paiz, Michelle Campbell, Rodrigo Rodríguez-Fuentes, Purdue OWL Staff

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SAMPLE CITATIONS

Sample Works Cited entry:

Works Cited

McCracken, Elizabeth. An Exact Replica of a Figment of My Imagination.  New York: Little,
            Brown  and Company, 2008. Print.

Sample quote with in-text citation:
McCracken describes her best friend’s home as “a sweet house full of snacks and nice girls and good books” (McCracken 81).

On-Campus or Fully Online (No Residency Requirement)

In the LU MFA Foundations series, our faculty members 
discuss or clarify foundational elements of the craft of creative writing.
Other entries in the series are linked here.

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