How to Cite a Norton Anthology

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How to Cite a Norton Anthology
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Correct citation is an important aspect of writing a term paper. It helps you to avoid plagiarism and a correct citation gives your written work an air of professionalism. Both the American Psychological Association and the Modern Language Association have rules that govern the proper citation of anthologies. The exact information such as the names of editors and the publication date will vary depending on which Norton Anthology you are citing.

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Instructions

    MLA Format

  1. 1

    List the name of the editor or editors. For the first editor, list the last name first, followed by a comma and then the first name. List subsequent editors in a first name-last name format. If there is only one editor, follow the editor's name with a comma and then "ed." If there are multiple editors, follow their names with a comma and then "eds."

    For example:

    Smith, John, ed.

    Smith, John, and Jane Jones, eds.

  2. 2

    List the name of the anthology in italics, followed by a period.

    For example: The Norton Anthology of English Literature.

  3. 3

    List the city of publication, followed by a colon.

    For example: New York City:

  4. 4

    List the name of the publisher, followed by a comma.

    For example: W. W. Norton & Company,

  5. 5

    List the year of publication, followed by a period.

    For example: 2005.

  6. 6

    List the medium of publication as "Print" followed by a period.

    For example: Print.

  7. 7

    Ensure that the completed citation appears in the following basic format. Remember to italicise the title of the anthology.

    Smith, John, and Jane Jones, eds. The Norton Anthology of English Literature. New York City: W. W. Norton & Company, 2005. Print.

    APA Format

  1. 1

    List the name of the editor, followed by a comma, followed by "(Ed.)." List the name of a single editor and any subsequent editors in a last name, first initial format. Use the designation "(Eds.)." when there is more than one editor.

    For example:

    Smith, J. (Ed.).

    Smith, J., and Jones, J. (Eds.).

  2. 2

    List the year of publication enclosed in parentheses and followed by a period.

    For example: (2005).

  3. 3

    List the title of the anthology in italics, followed by a period. In APA Style, only capitalise the first letter of the title, and the first letter of proper nouns.

    For example: The Norton anthology of English literature.

  4. 4

    List the city of publication, followed by a comma. List the two letter abbreviation for the state in which the book was published, followed by a colon.

    For example: New York, NY:

  5. 5

    List the name of the publisher, followed by a period.

    For example: W. W. Norton & Company.

  6. 6

    Make sure that the finished citation appears in the following general format and remember to italicise the title of the anthology.

    Smith, J., and Jones, J. (Eds.). (2005). The Norton anthology of English literature. New York, NY: W. W. Norton & Company.

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