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MLA Citation Guide (9th Edition): Class Handouts, Presentations, and Readings

Abbreviating Months

In your works cited list, abbreviate months as follows: 

January = Jan.
February = Feb.
March = Mar.
April = Apr.
May = May
June = June
July = July
August = Aug.
September = Sept.
October = Oct.
November = Nov.
December = Dec.

Spell out months fully in the body of your paper. 

Formatting

Note: For your Works Cited list, all citations should be double spaced and have a hanging indent.

A "hanging indent" means that each subsequent line after the first line of your citation should be indented by 0.5 inches.

Instructor's Presentation Slides (e.g. PowerPoint)

Instructor's Last Name, First Name. "Title of PowerPoint Presentation." Title of Course, Date of PowerPoint presentation, Columbia College. Microsoft PowerPoint presentation. 

Works Cited List Example

Paulson, Paul. "ANTH 110: Week 2: The Nature of Culture." Introductory Anthropology I, 15 Jan. 2016, Columbia College. Microsoft PowerPoint presentation. 

In-Text Citation Example

(Instructor's Last Name)

Example: (Paulson, slide 5)

 Note: if you know the slide number, include it in your in-text citation. If not, leave it out.

Instructor's Presentation Slides (e.g. PowerPoint) from Moodle

Instructor's Last Name, First Name. Title of PowerPoint PresentationMoodle, uploaded by Instructor's Last Name, Date of PowerPoint presentation, https://moodle.columbiacollege.bc.ca/. Microsoft PowerPoint presentation. 

Works Cited List Example

Paulson, Paul. ANTH 110: Week 2: The Nature of Culture. Moodle, uploaded by Paulson 15 Jan. 2021, https://moodle. columbiacollege.bc.ca/. Microsoft PowerPoint presentation. 

In-Text Citation Example

(Instructor's Last Name)

Example: (Paulson, slide 5)

 Note: if you know the slide number, include it in your in-text citation. If not, leave it out.

Class Lecture Heard in Person

Instructor's Last Name, First Name. Lecture. Title of Course, Date of lecture, Columbia College. 

Works Cited List Example

Paulson, Paul. Lecture. Introductory Anthropology I, 15 Jan. 2016. Columbia College. 

In-Text Citation Example

(Instructor's Last Name)

Example: (Paulson)

Instructor's Notes or Handout Provided In Class

Instructor's Last Name, First Name. "Title of Handouts/Notes." Name of Course, Columbia College. Date handout was received. Course handout.

Works Cited List Example

Kurtis, Mark. "Critical Analysis." English 100, Columbia College. Received 5 May 2016. Course handout.

In-Text Citation Example

(Instructor's Last Name)

Example: (Kurtis)

Instructor's Handout or a Reading from Moodle

Title of Handouts/Notes. Moodle, uploaded by Instructor Name, upload date [if known], moodle.columbiacollege.bc.ca/.

Works Cited List Example

Critical Analysis. Moodle, uploaded by Mark Kurtis, 5 May 2016, moodle.columbiacollege.bc.ca/.

In-Text Citation Example

(First few words of handout title)

Example: (Critical Analysis)

 

Author Last Name, Author First Name. "Title of Article or Book Chapter." Moodle, uploaded by Instructor Name, upload date [if known], moodle.columbiacollege.bc.ca/.

Works Cited List Example

Slinn, Sara. "Broader-Based and Sectoral Bargaining in Collective-Bargaining Law Reform: A Historical Review." Moodle, uploaded by Stephanie Saikal, 3 Feb. 2021, moodle.columbiacollege.bc.ca/.

In-Text Citation Example

(Author and page number if [if available])

(Slinn 25)

 

Note: Sources that are linked on Moodle, rather than uploaded as a file such as a PDF, do not need to list Moodle as a container. Cite linked sources according to the guidelines for that kind of source (such as a journal article from a library database). The MLA Style Center has more guidance on citing online handouts and readings. Keep in mind that this guidance was produced for the 8th Edition of MLA, so you may need to adapt your citation to the latest general rules and guidelines for the source type.

Article from Course Pack Prepared by Instructor

 Author's Last Name, First Name. "Title of Article." Course pack for Name of Course, compiled by First Name Last Name of Instructor, Semester, Columbia College.

Works Cited List Examples

Brown, Stephen. "Ethical Use of Language." Course pack for English 100, compiled by Dan Smith, Winter 2020, Columbia College.

In-Text Citation Example

(Author's Last Name Page Number)

Example: (Brown 20)

Learn more: See MLA Style Guide at https://style.mla.org/citing-course-pack-material