Titles of articles, essays, short stories, poems and chapters in a book, in other words all works that appear in larger works, should be enclosed in quotation marks for example: rich makes some peace with her father when she says, “[ a]t the last, [his] hand feels steady” (30) 4 bibliography please note: the mla. Correct: in william faulkner's short story a rose for emily, miss emily grierson is an important figure to the townspeople: alive, miss emily had been a mla style uses the author's last name and page number with no comma in between for in-text citations. Cite a short story by putting the author's name, followed by the name of the story in quotations and then the anthology from which the story came include th. Place titles in quotation marks if the source is part of a larger work articles, essays, chapters, poems, web pages, songs, and speeches are placed in quotation marks sometimes titles will contain other titles for example, a journal article about a novel, short story, play, film, etc may mention the title of the. Citation machine™ helps students and professionals properly credit the information that they use cite your chapter / anthology in modern language association 8th edition format for free. Formatting titles in general, a title is placed in quotation marks if the source is part of a larger work a title is italicized if the source is self-contained and independent use quotation marks for a short story/essay/poem from an anthology/collection episodes of television series song titles articles from journals and a.
Examples: hemingway, ernest the killers the best american short stories of the century ed john updike, edkatrina kenison boston: houghton mifflin, 1999 78-80 print serviss, garrett p a trip of terror a columbus of space new york: appleton, 1911 17-32 print. Novels, books, anthologies, short stories, essays, and chapter titles religious texts magazines, newspapers, and journals, individual articles films, tv shows, radio programs, individual episodes of shows or programs web sites, individual web pages epic poems, regular poems pamphlets or sermons albums, named. 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 (8th ed), offers examples for the general format of mla research papers, in-text citations, endnotes/footnotes, and.
The concept of containers is crucial to mla style when the source being documented forms part of a larger whole, the larger whole can be thought of as a container that holds the source for example, a short story may be contained in an anthology the short story is the source, and the anthology is the. This document will show you how to format an essay in mla style 02) if, instead of questions about putting the final formatting touches on your essay, you have questions about what to write, see instead my handouts on writing a short research paper, coming up with a good thesis statement, and using quotations in the.
How to write a bibliography using modern language association (mla) works cited format your list of works cited should begin at the end of the paper on a new page with the centered title, works cited alphabetize the entries in your list by the author's last name american short stories) also use quotation marks for. When citing a short story for an essay, you need to provide information about the short story and the anthology or website you found it in the specific structure method 1 mla example: doe, john sample story a collection of stories ed jane smith palo alto: wikihow publishing, 2015 wikihow web 27 aug 2015.