MLA Citation Style video:
1 inch margins on all sides
Your instructor's name
On a new, double-spaced line, center your paper's title, without any punctuation or special font styling.
Number your pages in the following format:
Your Last Name 1
Your Last Name 2
Page numbers go in the upper right corner, 1/2 inch from the top and flush with the right margin.
For more information, see the MLA Style Center's guide to Formatting a Research Paper.
For an MLA style paper, you must have two types of citations: in-text citations and a Works Cited.
In-text citations give a brief amount of information that ultimately leads your reader to your Works Cited.
MLA style uses parenthetical notations to identify the source (author's last name) and the specific location (page reference) from which you borrowed material.
According to John Wiltshire, Jane Austen's novels have a "narrative confidence" that makes them appealing to many readers (16).
Jane Austen's novels have a "narrative confidence" that makes them appealing to many readers (Wiltshire 16).
|Material Type||Works Cited|
|Book with one author||Austen, Jane. Persuasion. Oxford University Press, 2004.|
|eBook, with login required||Wiltshire, John. Recreating Jane Austen. Cambridge University Press, 2004. eBook Academic Collection (EBSCOhost).|
|Essay or Chapter from an Anthology||Poovey, Mary. "Jane Austen's Literary English." A Companion to the History of the English Language, edited by Haruko Momma and Michael Matto, Blackwell Publishing, 2008, pp. 464-470.|
|Article from a Scholarly Journal in a Database||Hopkins, Robert. "Moral Luck and Judgment in Jane Austen's Persuasion." Nineteenth-Century Literature, vol. 42, no. 2, Sep. 1987, pp. 143-158. JSTOR, www.jstor.org/stable/3045204.|
|One Page of a Website or One Blog Post||Vic. "Jane Austen's Descriptions of a House and a Home." Jane Austen's World, December 3, 2008, janeaustensworld.wordpress.com/2008/12/03/jane-austens-descriptions-of-a-home-an-a-house/.|
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