5. Cite Your Sources in MLA format
Here are a few examples khổng lồ help you cite your sources in MLA format:
How khổng lồ Cite a Play From Your Textbook
Format:Author(s). Title of Play. The Norton Introduction lớn Literature, edited by Kelly J. Mays, shorter 13th ed., W. W. Norton, 2019, pp. 123-45.
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How khổng lồ Cite a Journal Article
Format:Author(s). “Title of Article.” Title of Journal, vol. #, no. #, Date of Publication, page number(s). Database Name (if electronic).
How to lớn Cite Part of a Book, Ebook, or Encyclopedia
Format:Author(s). “Title of Part.” Title of Book, edited by Editor, edition, vol. #, Advertiser, Year, page number(s). Database Name (if electronic).
Additional MLA Examples
Citing a Play: Shakespeare, In-Text Citation
Format: (Act. Scene. Line Number(s))
Example: In Hamlet,Ophelia sings about different flowers and plants in a display of her descent inkhổng lồ madness:
OPHELIA. There’s rosemary, that’s for remembrance. Pray you, love sầu, remember. And there is pansies,
that’s for thoughts.
LAERTES. A document in madness! Thoughts và remembrance fitted.
OPHELIA. There’s fennel for you, & columbines. There’s rue for you, and here’s some for me. Wemay call it herb of grace o’Sundays. O, you must wear your rue with a difference! There’s a daisy.I would give you some violets, but they wither’d allwhen myfather died. They say he made a good end. For bonny sweet Robin is all my joy. (4.5.171-179)
*Note: If the lines in the play are not numbered, include the page number instead.
*Note: If you have used the author’s name or the play’s title in the signal phrase before introducing the quote, you vày not need to lớn include it in your in-text citation.
*Note:When quoting dialogue or lines from a play, indent the line a half inch (one tab)from the left margin. Include the character names in all capital letters, followed by a period. If the dialogue is more than one line on the page long, indent the remaining lines of dialogue by a half inch.
Citing a Play: Shakespeare, Works Cited
If your play was published as a stand-alone book, it is the same as a MLA Book Citation
Format: Author Last Name, Author First Name.
Title of Play in Italics.Edition, Publisher, Year. Database
Name in Italics (if electronic).
Example:Shakespeare, William.Hamlet. Simon & Schuster, 1992.
*Note: if using a print book, skip the database name.
If your play was published in an anthology or a collection:
Format:Author Last Name, tác giả First Name.Title of Play in Italics. Collection or Anthology Title,edited by
Editor Name, edition, vol. #, Publisher, Year, Page Numbers.
Example:Shakespeare, William.Hamlet. The Norton Anthology of World Literature, edited by Martin