CITATION FORMAT EXERCISE

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  1. Which of the following represents the correct MLA citation format for the book Stones from the River by Ursula Hegi?

    Hegi, Ursula. Stones from the River. New York: Scribner, 1994.
    Ursula, H. (1994). Stones from the River. New York: Scribner.
    Hegi, Ursula. Stones from the River (New York: Scribner, 1994).

  2. Is the format of the following citation correct for MLA style?
    Kasper, Loretta. English 24 Home Page. 22 May 2001. http://lfkkb.tripod.com/eng24/index.html.

    YES
    NO

  3. Choose the appropriate MLA citation format for an article in a journal or magazine:

    Kevin Colleary. "Tarzan Bulks Up." New York Times, 20 June 1999, 3-6.
    Colleary, K. (1999, June 20). Tarzan Bulks Up. New York Times, p. 3-6.
    Colleary, Kevin. "Tarzan Bulks Up." New York Times. 20 June 1999: 3-6.

  4. Which of the following represents the correct MLA citation format for an article in an anthology?

    Erlbaum, Lawrence. "Lady of Mystery." Ed. Stern, Thomas. The Great Works. Boston: Academic, 1968. 345-356.
    Erlbaum, L. (1968). Lady of Mystery. In Stern, T. (Ed.), The Great Works (pp. 345-356). Boston: Academic.
    Lawrence Erlbaum. "Lady of Mystery." In The Great Works, edited by Thomas Stern (Boston: Academic, 1968), 345-356.

  5. Type the appropriate MLA citation format for the following information:
    The book The Alienist was written by Caleb Carr. It was published in 1994 by Bantam Books, which is located in New York.

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