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Writing and Rhetoric II

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Citations Quick Guide

Source MLA - 9th Edition
Book Format Last Name, First Name. Book Title. Publisher, publication date.
Example Baldwin, James, and Edward P. Jones. Notes of a Native Son. Revised edition, Beacon Press, 2012.
Journal Article Format Last Name, First Name. “Article Title.” Journal Title, vol., issue, Date Month Year, page(s). Database name, URL or DOI.

Wade, Lisa. “What’s so Cultural About Hookup Culture?” Contexts (Berkeley, Calif.), vol. 16, no. 1, 2017, pp. 66-68. American Sociological Association, doi:10.1177/1536504217696066.

Website Article Format Last Name, First Name. “Article Title.” Title of the Website, Date Month Year, URL.
Example McNary, Dave. “Keanu Reeves, Alex Winter Returning for ‘Bill and Ted Face the Music.’” Variety, 8 May 2018,
Song on a website Format Last Name, First Name. "Song." Source, URL.
  Example Snail Mail. "Thinning." Bandcamp,