MLA Referencing

Other media

LECTURE OR SPEECH

Webster, John. "Graduation Speech." First Graduation Ceremony of Unitec

     Institute of Technology, Auckland Town Hall, New Zealand. 22 April

     2004. Address.

In text citation (Webster).

 

PERSONAL INTERVIEW

To cite an interview you have conducted give the name of the person interviewed, the kind of interveiw (Personal interveeiw, Telephone interview, Email interview), and the date of the interview.

Smith, John. Personal interview. 13 July 2010.

In text citation (Smith). 

 

RADIO BROADCAST

"Sorry, I'm a Stranger here Myself." Narr. Peter Bland. Nine to Noon with Linda

     Clark. Radio New Zealand. Wellington, 27 June 2005. Radio. 

In text citation (Sorry, I'm a Stranger here Myself).

 

STATUTE 

Health and Safety in Employment Act. No. 48. 1992. New Zealand Statutes.

In text citation  (Health and Safety in Employment Act)  

 

THESIS OR DISSERTATION  

Gatley, David. "Design Management in Architecture: The Management of the 

     Creative Process during the Design Stages of a Project in an Architectural

     Practice in New Zealand." Diss. Unitec Insitute of Technology, Auckland,

     New Zealand, 1999. Print. 

In text citation (Gatley 24)

 

WORK OF ART

McCahon, Colin. French Bay. 1956. Oil on canvas. Te Papa Tongarewa, Wellington.

In text citation   When referring to an artwork in your writing, it may be useful to include the title as well as the author's name, eg:

McCahon's use of colour in French Bay is an evocation of...

You do not need to include page numbers for an entire work.

 

WORK OF ART IN A PRINT PUBLICATION 

Palmer, Stanley. Marae Pahaoa. 2000. Private collection. Landscape Paintings of New Zealand. Exp. and rev. ed. By Christopher Johnstone.  Auckland, New Zealand: Godwit, 2013. 104.  Print.  

 

WORK OF ART IN AN ONLINE FORMAT (FROM A WEBSITE)

Goya, Francisco.  The Family of Charles IV.  Museo Nacional del Prado. Madrid.  Museo Nacional del Prado.  Web.  22 May 2006. 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Things to remember

Authors' names :

1st Author should be referenced as Surname, First name Middle name  e.g.  Porter, Katherine Anne

Initials should only be used if that is what appears on the title page e.g. Rowling, J. K.

2nd and 3rd Authors should be referenced First name Middle name Surname e.g.

Press, Frank and Raymond Siever

 

Capitalization : All the major words in a book and chapter title should be capitalized.

 

URL :  URLs do not need to be included in your reference unless you do not think the item could be found easily through a web search.  If you do include a URL put it in angled brackets. If you need to split it over two lines, only split at a slash (/) e.g.

<http://library.unitec.ac.nz/

services/libraryinstruction/mla>

 

Format : MLA requires the type of format you accessed the material in to be included in the reference. 

If you are using a hardcopy of a thesis put Print.

If you have accessed the material via the internet or a subscription database put Web.

If you are citing a Film use the medium you viewed, e.g. DVD or Video

 

Secondary Sources : You can only reference information that you have actually seen.  If that book or journal article quotes another piece of work which you also want to quote, you need to cite the information as a secondary citation.

For example you read a book by Sandvoss, in which he quotes Taylor "Ian Taylor's influential analysis (1971) in which he identifies hooliganism as a response to social control..."

If you have not read the item by Taylor you would reference the Sandvoss book.

Sandvoss, Cornel. A Game of Two Halves: Football, Television and Globalization. London: Routledge. 2003. Print.

In text citation (qtd. in Sandvoss 2)