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HUM 203: Interdisciplinary Survey of Humanities IV

This course introduces thoughts and values in art, music, literature, philosophy, and/or film from the 1800s through the present.

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MLA Citations: Works Cited Page

Use the following examples to help you create your own Works Cited page:

Course or Department Websites

Give the instructor name. Then list the title of the course (or the school catalog designation for the course) in italics. Give appropriate department and school names as well, following the course title.

Felluga, Dino. Survey of the Literature of England. Purdue U, Aug. 2006, Accessed 31 May 2007.

Hagan, Tara. "Module 2." Interdisciplinary Survey of Humanities IV. Thomas U, Apr. 2019, Accessed 11 Apr. 2019.

Digital Files (PDFs, MP3s, JPEGs)

Determine the type of work to cite (e.g., article, image, sound recording) and cite appropriately. End the entry with the name of the digital format (e.g., PDF, JPEG file, Microsoft Word file, MP3). If the work does not follow traditional parameters for citation, give the author’s name, the name of the work, the date of creation, and the location.

PDF File

Council of Writing Program Administrators, National Council of Teachers of English, and National Writing Project. Framework for Success in Postsecondary Writing. CWPA, NCTE, and NWP, 2011,

Microsoft Word Document

Smith, George. “Pax Americana: Strife in a Time of Peace.” 2005. Microsoft Word file.

MLA Citations: In-Text Citations

Students often struggle with knowing when and how to cite information that they get from another source. Don't over-rely on quoting large blocks of text from something that someone else wrote. You should instead summarize, or paraphrase, what the other person is saying, using your own words to express their ideas. When you do that, don't forget to include an in-text citation that lets your instructor know where your information is coming from.

An in-text MLA citation will include the author's last name (or title of the work if the author is unknown) and the page number that the information comes from (if known). Not all sources have page numbers, so it's okay if your citation only has the author's last name.

Use the following examples to help you with your in-text citations:

This is a sentence containing paraphrased information from someone else's work (Felluga).

The CWPA, NCTE, and NWP believe that families, schools, students, and teachers all share the responsibility of properly preparing college students for successful academic writing (3).

This is a "short, direct quote" from someone else's work (Smith 2).

MLA Templates

Feel free to use one of the following documents as a template for properly formatting your essay in MLA, but please double-check with your instructor to make sure that you're following her specific directions!