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Could you give me the correct citation in MLA format for this article: The Sorceress of...

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mavarady | Honors

Posted July 15, 2013 at 12:00 AM via web

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Could you give me the correct citation in MLA format for this article: The Sorceress of Bennington, by Elizabeth Frank. Published in the New York Times, August 7, 1988 in the Arts section. Accessed on 6 July 2013.

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noahvox2 | College Teacher | (Level 2) Educator

Posted July 15, 2013 at 2:06 AM (Answer #1)

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The Modern Language Association (MLA) formatting is one of the major formatting styles used by writers of research papers. If an author is listed, then the author's name goes first (Last name, First name) and must be followed by a period.

Frank, Elizabeth.

If this is a newspaper article, then the title comes next and must be in quotation marks (with a period inside the right quotation mark).

"The Sorceress of Bennington."

Then, MLA wants the name of the publication in italics or underlined.

New York Times

Next, we need the date of the publication listed in the following order: Day Month Year (the year is ordinarily followed by a colon).

7 Aug. 1988:

Ordinarily, a page number or numbers will follow the colon, but perhaps "Arts section" will do. If I were you, I would try to find the precise page number. The page number is followed by a period.

Since this article appears to have been accessed on the internet, you need to put the word "Web" followed by a period.

Finally, MLA wants the date you accessed the article on the internet, listed in the Day Month Year format and followed by a period.

Thus, if the information provided in the question is correct, then the citation should be as follows:

Frank, Elizabeth. "The Sorceress of Bennington." New York Times 7 Aug. 1988: Arts section. Web. 6 July 2013.

Keep in mind that lines two and following of an MLA citation need to be indented one-half inch (usually one tab).

 

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