A short note on MLA - Nova Scotia Department of Education

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A short note on MLA
There are changes you need
to know about!!
• Titles of books are no longer underlined.
• Titles of books are to be written in Italics!!
• The Rise and Fall of Western Civilization
by G. Nauss is a most informative tome of
intense scope and magnitude.
Works Cited will also change
Works Cited Pages Must Include…
• All you have been doing + one more thing
• You must include the publication medium
such as, Print, Web, DVD, or CD.
What our Anthology stories might
look like…
• Wilson, Budge. “The Metaphor.” Inside
Stories II. Eds. Glen Kirkland and
Richard Davies. Toronto: Harcourt
Brace Canada, 1987. 65-80. Print.
Poetry would look like this…
• Frost, Robert. “The Road Not Taken.”
Sound and Sense. 2nd ed. Ed.
Laurence Perrine. Canada: Harcourt
Brace Jovanovich, 1963. 68-69. Print.
Newspapers look like this…
• Cohen, Sharon. “Too Young To Know.”
The Daily News. [Halifax] 11 Feb.
2000: A3. Print.
• Use letters and numbers for sections and
page numbers (If the article is continued
on more than one page and it is not a
consecutive page use a plus sign after the
section and page number (C2+).
Films or Videos look like this…
• The Breakfast Club. Dir. John Hughes.
Perf. Emilio Estevez, Molly Ringwald,
Anthony Michael Hall, and Judd
Nelson. 1985 DVD Universal Studios,
Example (lecture by a teacher)
• In my English class the teacher explained
that “George Orwell used satire and
allusion when he crafted Joseph Stalin’s
character counterpart in Animal Farm as
Napoleon the pig due to Napoleon’s
usurping of Animal Farm and turning it into
a Fascist state” (Nauss).
Electronic Sources
• Frost, Robert. “Mowing.” A Boy’s Will.
New York: Henry Holt, 1915. Project
Bartleby Archive. Ed. Steven van
Leeuwen. Dec. 1995. Columbia U.
Web. 6 Mar.2002.
• Note carefully where the word “web” is.
Books in General
• Forster, E. M. A Passage to India.
London: Penguin, 1979. Print.
Understandably This can be a bit
overwhelming or confusing
Remember to check my website or
other reputable source if in doubt
• Then you’ll be rockin’!!