Learning how to find the required information for your MLA citations can be tricky. Today we are looking at two of the sources I provided for you during this unit. Because I provided the sources for you, it would be almost impossible for you to know or even find this information on your own. So here we go, let’s work through this information together.
We read the book (novella) The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka. However, you did not receive a printed copy of the book. We worked with an online copy that came from the Project Gutenberg online database. Therefore our citation on the works cited page will look a little different. Anytime you cite a book with one author you will use the following combination of information.
References to an entire book should include the following elements:
- author(s) or editor(s)
- the complete title
- edition, if indicated
- place of publication
- the shortened name of the publisher
- date of publication
- medium of publication
Lastname, Firstname. Title of Book. Place of Publication: Publisher, Year of Publication. Medium of Publication.
Kafka, Franz. The Metamorphosis. Urbana, Illinois: Project Gutenberg, 2002. Web.
Book Chapters (especially those in the public domain) may be found in online databases. Information about the publisher of a book can often be found in the description of the chapter in the database. Author and publisher information may be omitted from your citation if it is not available.
Ovid. “The Transformation of Arachne into a Spider,” Metamorphoses. CommonLit, 2014. Web.
So today everyone should have added the Works Cited page to their essay file. We will continue with the editing (or correcting and fixing ) stage of the writing process this week. Each day you will have a different subject or skill to work on and by Friday your essay should be fully edited and ready to resubmit for the editing grade.