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HUMN 3H World Myths in Literature, Arts & Film: Citation

MLA Citation

Citations provide a way for someone to verify the information you are using. It also gives credit for the original thoughts to the original author. Using citations shows you have accuracy in your writing and you are not plagiarizing the material. As you are collecting material for your research paper, keep track of the key parts of the citation: author, publisher, title, publication date. You will need to collect the citation information for all the material you are referencing. If you make reference to a    Star Trek: The Next Generation episode in your report on the Story of Gilgamesh, you will need to provide the citation information so you can credit the original source. You will be using MLA , eighth edition style for your research. A link to a handout describing this style is located below. You will need to provide in-text citation as well as listing the citation in the Works Cited at the end of your paper. Here is an example:

In-text: Picard relates the story of Gilgamesh to the alien captain, using the tale to create a bond between them. ("Darmok")

Works Cited

"Darmok." Star Trek: The Next Generation, created by Gene Roddenberry, written by Joe Menosky, performance by Patrick Stewart, season 5, episode 2, Paramount Television, 1999.



Encyclopedia entry with an author:    Abbot, Lester. "Ethics." World Book Encyclopedia, 2016.

Encyclopedia entry without  an author: "Daedalus." Funk & Wagnalls Standard Dictionary of Folklore, Mythology, and Legend ,  1972.

Book with 1 author: Christie, Anthony. Chinese Mythology. Hamlyn, 1968.

Book with 2 authors: d'Aulaire, Ingri, and Edgar Parin d'Aulaire . D'Aulaires' Book of Greek Myths.  Delacort, 1962.

A book with 3 authors: Spoerri, Daniel , et al.  Mythology & Meatballs: A Greek Island Diary/Cookbook.  Aris, 1982.

An edited anthology: Haney, Jack, editor. The Complete Folktales of A.N. Afanas'ev. UP of Mississippi, 2015.

A single chapter or section of an anthology: Jacobs, Alexander. “The Talkies.” American Movie Critics: An Anthology From the Silents Until Now, edited by Phillip Lopate, Library of America, 2006, pp. 45–47.

An eBook: Levaniouk, Olga, et al. Light and Darkness in Ancient Greek Myth and Religion. Lexington Books, 2010. eBook Academic Collection (EBSCOhost).

An issue of a comic book:   Yoshida, Akira.  The Warrior Teens. Thor: Son of Asgard, no. 1, Marvel Comics, 2004.

A film viewed on Netflix: Valhalla Rising. Directed by Nicolas Winding Refn, Nimbus Film Productions, 2009. Netflix.

A journal article: Valentova, Eva.  "The Chaotic Freedom Fighter: Anonymous as the Trickster of Cyberculture." New Directions in Folklore, vol. 13, no. 1/2, 2015, pp. 44-70.





The Core Elements

Be sure to use the same punctuation as the sample.

You may not have all the parts of the core elements, but use all the ones you have.

NoodleTools Citation Tool

NoodleTools is a citation program that will guide you in creating citations for your project.