Tuesday, June 10, 2014

RSU Writing Center Tip: Citing a Work in an Anthology (MLA)

RSU Writing Center Tip: Citing a Work in an Anthology (MLA) 

To create a Work Cited entry for a text from an anthology, like The Norton Reader used in the Composition I courses, see the section "A Work in an Anthology, Work, or Collection" at the Purdue Online Writing Lab, which shares the model below:

Lastname, Firstname. "Title of Essay." Title of Collection. Edition number. Ed. Editor's                               Name(s). City of Publication: Publisher, Year. Page range of entry. Medium of                               Publication.

Remember, if you cite multiple works from the same anthology, you must do things differently. First, you'll create an entry for the entire anthology. Then, you'll create mini-entries for each of the multiple works you cite from the anthology. Those mini-entries will be like the model below:

Lastname, Firstname. "Title of Essay/Story." Editor's Lastname Pagerange.


Didion, Joan. "On Going Home." Peterson et al. 1-3.

For more explanation and models, see The Everyday Writer pages 383 and 386, numbers 10 and 11. You can also find that information from The Everyday Writer at The Everyday Writer Online Supplement at this link, also under numbers 10 and 11.

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