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MLA Citations

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II. Quiz:

1. In the MLA format, the list of references at the end of your paper is called:
  a. Reference List
  b. Bibliography
  c. Sources Used
  d. Works Cited
2. Choose the incorrect statement.
  a. One general citation rule applies to all different information sources.
  b. There are specific citation rules depending on the format of the information source.
3. When do you need to provide the medium of publication (e.g., Print or Web)?
  a. Always
  b. Only when the source cannot be located without it, or when your instructor requires it.
4. Which one of the following statements is true when you have more than one author for the same text?
  a. List only the first author in the Last name, First name format and list all additional authors in the First name Last name format.
  b. List all authors (no matter how many) in the Last name, First name format.
5. According to the MLA guidelines, you may use “et al”
  a. when your text has more than three authors.
  b. when your text has more than one author.
6. What abbreviation do you use if no page numbers are provided in a source?
  a. n. pag.
  b. n. p.

7. When creating a Works Cited entry for a web page, you must

  a. give both the date of publication, if available, and date of access
  b. give only the date of publication, if available
8. Which of the following is the correct MLA citation format for a book?
  a. Stephenson, Ralph. Google Documents. Denver, CO: Horizon Publishers, 2010. Print.
  b. Stephenson, Ralph. Google documents. Denver, CO: Horizon Publishers, 2010.
9. Which of the following is the correct MLA citation for an article found in the Library’s Academic Search Complete database?
  a. Langhamer, Claire. “Love and Courtship in Mid-Twentieth-Century England.” Historical Journal 50.1 (2007): 173-96. Academic Search Complete. Web. 27 May 2009.
  b. Langhamer, Claire. Love and Courtship in Mid-Twentieth-Century England. Historical Journal 50.1 (2007): 173-96. Academic Search Complete. Web. 27 May 2009.
10. You interviewed Dr. Ralph Sweeney for your health paper on January 10, 2013 in the doctor’s office. How would you cite this in the Works Cited list?
  a. Sweeney, Ralph. Personal communication. January 10, 2013.
  b. Sweeney, Ralph. Personal Interview. 10 Jan. 2013.

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