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Could you give me the correct citation in MLA format information I quoted from...

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mavarady | (Level 1) Honors

Posted July 15, 2013 at 4:01 AM via web

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Could you give me the correct citation in MLA format information I quoted from biography.com? The article accessed was for Suzanne Collins' biography information listed on the bio. true story page, accessed on 6 July 2013.

I pasted this URL directly from my browser, so I hope it works.

 

http://www.biography.com/people/suzanne-collins-20903551?page=1

 

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literaturenerd | High School Teacher | (Level 2) Educator Emeritus

Posted July 15, 2013 at 3:19 PM (Answer #1)

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MLA ( or Modern Language Association) format for an article taken from a page from a website is as follows:

"Article Name." Website. Publisher, publishing date. Medium of Publication. Date of Access.


Notice that the article name appears in quotation marks, and the website name is italicized. Medium of publication is Web. and date of access is the date the article was researched on the Web.

Therefore, the citation would look like this:

"Suzanne Collins' Biography." Biography. A&E Television Networks,   

       2013. Web. 6 July 2013.

Notice that the example is double-spaced and indented on the second line.

If the publisher is not given (although in this case it was), one would use N.p. If the publishing date is not give, one would use n.d.

Together, with no known publisher or date, this section of the citation would look like this:

N.p., n.d.

I have linked a great citation and writing site for you below. It is the same one I have my own students use when writing papers.

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