Tuesday, June 23, 2009

MLA Citation Style Has Changed

Even the Modern Language Association (MLA) has to keep up with the changing times. The updated MLA citation style includes the following changes:
  1. The medium of publication is now listed for every entry in the works cited, including books.
  2. URLs are no longer required in works-cited listings.
  3. Titles should be italicized, not underlined.
  4. MLA no longer distinguishes between journals that are paginated continuously and those paginated by issue. Issue and volume should be given for every journal article.
Students working from handbooks published before 2009 may not know about these changes. For more on the new MLA style as well as examples, see http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/557/15/

The American Psychological Association (APA) updated its citation style for electronic resources in 2007. Here is an overview of the changes they made: http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/10/

Citation Machine is a nice resource to share with students. It asks them to input information about their source and then generates MLA or APA citations.

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