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Assignment | Essay 1 Inquiry/Analyzing Text Essay (Izaguirre): MLA Citations

Spring 2020 | ENGL 1302 | Prof. Lori Izaquirre

Article Reprinted in a Book/Anthology

Arnold, H. F. "The Night Wire." Masterpieces of Terror and the Supernatural, edited by Marvin Kaye, Barnes & Noble ed., Barnes & Noble Books, 1993, pp. 328-334.

Chan, Janet. "Changing Police Culture." Policing: Key Readings, edited by Tim Newburn, Willian, 2005, pp. 338-63.

Scholarly Articles from an Online Database

Massaro, John. "Press Box Propaganda? The Cold War and Sports Illustrated, 1956." Journal of American Culture, vol. 26, no. 3, 2003, pp. 361-70. Academic Search Complete, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&AuthType=ip,cpid&custid=s1088435&db=a9h&AN=10351835&site=ehost-live. Accessed 4 February 2019.

Paris, Václav. "On Surrealism and the Art of Crime: Considered as One of the Fine Starts." Journal of Modern Literature, vol. 33, no. 4, 2010, pp. 190-97. JSTOR, jstor.org/stable/10.2979/jml.2010.33.4.190. Accessed 4 February 2019.

Scott, Cord. "Written in Red, White, and Blue: A Comparison of Comic Book Propaganda From World War II and September 11." Journal of Popular Culture, vol. 40, no. 2, 2007, pp. 325-343. Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection. doi: 10.1111/j.1540-5931.2007.00381.x. Accessed 4 February 2019.

Note: the access date is optional in the current edition of MLA (8th). However, Prof. Izaguirre would like you to include it! It will go at the end, after the location info (url or doi).

New York Times Articles

Stanley, Alessandra. “‘Mad Men’ Strains to Stay as Button-Down as Ever.” The New York Times, 13 Aug. 2009, nyti.ms/1V0CGfg.

Krueger, Alyson. "Where Libraries are the Tourist Attractions." The New York Times, 10 Aug. 2019, nyti.ms/2ZLvCgF.

Note: you can find the permalink for New York Times articles by click on the "share" icon that looks like an arrow. Permalinks are always preferred over normal URLs due to their persistent nature.

When You're Quoting...

Remember, for this assignment you're required to integrate 4-6 (1301) or 5-7 (1302) quotes (actual quotes, not paraphrases).

Original Text from Source:

A much larger analogue of the asteroid belt, the Kuiper Belt is a cosmic junkyard, full of rubble thought to be left over from the formation of the solar system. But whereas the asteroid belt is made mostly of rock and metal, objects in the Kuiper Belt are composed largely of frozen water, ammonia and methane.

How should you add this information to your paper?

"A much larger analogue of the asteroid belt, the Kuiper Belt is a cosmic junkyard, full of rubble thought to be left over from the formation of the solar system. But whereas the asteroid belt is made mostly of rock and metal, objects in the Kuiper Belt are composed largely of frozen water, ammonia and methane" ("Two Years On").


The Break-down:

  • Too long of a quote for a 4-page paper
  • Doesn't use any original content to introduce the quote or finish up the thought

The Kuiper Belt consists of icy chunks of frozen water, ammonia, and methane believed to be "leftover from the formation of the solar system," much like the rocky field of the asteroid belt ("Two Years On").


The Break-down:

  • Only directly quotes what is needed
  • Original content introduces the quote

A bigger version of the asteroid belt, the Kuiper Belt is a cosmic junkyard, full of rubble believed to be left over from the formation of the solar system. But while the asteroid belt is made mostly of rock and metal, objects in the Kuiper Belt are composed largely of frozen water, ammonia and methane.


The Break-down:

  • No citation is given
  • Even if there were a citation, there are no quotation marks around the words repeated verbatim.
  • A few words have been swapped out for synonyms but this does not actually introduce originality.

One period, to the right of the citation

Works Cited Citation for the Examples:

“Two Years On, the Kuiper Belt is in sight.” The Economist, 16 Sept. 2017, www.economist.com/science-and-technology/2017/09/16/two-years-on-the-kuiper-belt-is-in-sight.