Identification of the article and author:
Title: Times New Roman; uppercase and lowercase characters; size 12; 1,5 spaces; centred; bold.
Author: 3 spaces (2 x 1,5) below the title; centred.
Affiliation: after the author’s name.
Text and Quotations:
Text: Times New Roman, size 12; 1,5 spaces; justified
Sub-paragraph: avoid using automatic numbering
Parts of the work: avoid using only uppercase characters
Notes: write the note number after the text. Do not separate it from the text with one space
Tabs: Do not indent paragraphs. Use first line indentation.
Quotations with 4 or more lines: do not use quotation marks; indent to the left, 1,75 cm; set off from the text; size 12; 1 space
Quotations in the text: use quotation marks and, if you use punctuation marks after the quotation, place them after closing the quotation marks
Parenthetical reference in the text: in brackets/parentheses, author’s last name and page number. Separate author’s last name and page number with one space: ex.: (Postman 3-4)
One work by the author of two or more works: place a comma after the author’s last name, add a shortened version of the title of the work, and supply the page number(s): ex.: (Toffler, Future 211)
When using the author’s name in your sentence: place only the page number(s) of the source in parentheses: ex.: (25)
Footnotes: use to supply brief commentary or additional information. Use reference models 5 and 6.
List of Works Cited:
Works cited: at the end of the document. Paginate this section as a continuation of the text; centred title; Times New Roman; size 12; bold
Order: list entries in alphabetical order according to the last name of the author
If you are listing more than one work by the same author, alphabetize the Works according to the title. Instead of repeating the author’s name, type three hyphens.
When citing a book, provide the following information: Author’s last name, first name. Book Title. Additional information. City of publication: Publisher, publication date
A book by one author:
Light, Richard J. Making the Most of College: Students Speak Their Minds. Cambridge: Harvard UP, 2001
An Anthology or Compilation:
Valdez, Luis, and Stan Steiner, ed(s). Aztlan: An Anthology of Mexican American Literature. New York: Vintage-Knopf, 1972.
A Work in an Anthology:
Silko, Leslie Marmon. “The Man to Send Rain Clouds.” Imagining America: Stories from the Promised Land. Ed.Wesley Brown and Amy Ling. New York: Persea, 1991. 191-95.
Giroud, Françoise. Marie Curie: A Life. Trans. Lydia Davis. New York: Holmes, 1986.
A Book with a Title in its Title:
Habich, Robert D. Transcendentalism and the Western Messenger: A History of the Magazine and Its Contributors, 1835-1841. Rutherford: Fairleight Dickinson UP, 1985.
Articles in Periodicals:
When citing an article in a periodical, provide the following information: Author’s last name, first name. “Article title.” Periodical title Date: inclusive pages
Internet or Web Sources:
When citing information form Internet or World Wide Web sources, provide the following information: Author’s last name, first name. “Article title” or Book title. Publication information for any printed version. Or subject line of forum or discussion group. Indication of online posting or home page. Title of electronic journal. Date of electronic publication. Page numbers or the numbers of paragraphs or sections. Name of institution or organization sponsoring Web site. Date of access to the source
Note: For other entries not mentioned above, please consult:
Trimmer, Joseph F. A Guide to MLA Documentation. Boston & New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 2004.