MLA-STYLE CITATIONS OF INTERNET SOURCES

(ENDORSED BY THE ALLIANCE FOR COMPUTERS & WRITING)

The basic component of the reference citation is simple:

Author's Last Name, First Name.  "Title of Work." Title of
     Complete Work. [protocol and address] [path] (date of
      message or visit).

The materials that follow give specific examples, using this format.
Please bear in mind, however, that, like the internet itself, the
information sources are in a constant state of flux and, therefore,
this work will also need to change as the sites themselves proliferate
and adapt to the new era of electronic print.
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                          STYLE SHEET
                                       
  (ENDORSED BY THE ALLIANCE FOR COMPUTERS & WRITING)

** FTP (FILE TRANSFER PROTOCOL) SITES **

     To cite files available for downloading via ftp, give the author's
name (if known),  the full title of the paper in quotation marks, and
the address of the ftp site along with the full path to follow to find
the paper, and the date of access.

Bruckman, Amy.  "Approaches to Managing Deviant Behavior in
     Virtual Communities."  ftp.media.mit.edu  pub/asb/papers/
     deviance-chi94 (4 Dec.1994).

** WWW SITES (WORLD WIDE WEB) **
  
  (AVAILABLE VIA LYNX, NETSCAPE, OTHER WEB BROWSERS)

    To cite files available for viewing/downloading via the World
Wide Web, give the  author's name (if known), the full title of the
work in quotation marks, the title the complete work if applicable
in italics, the full http address, and the date of visit.

Burka, Lauren P.  "A Hypertext History of Multi-User Dimensions." 
     MUD History.  http://www.ccs.neu.edu/home/lpb/
     mud-history.html (5 Dec. 1994).

** TELNET SITES **
  
  (SITES AND FILES AVAILABLE VIA THE TELNET PROTOCOL)

     List the author's name (if known), the title of the work (if shown)
in quotation marks, the title of the full work if applicable in italics,
and the complete telnet address, along with directions to access the
publication, along with the date of visit.

Gomes, Lee.  "Xerox's On-Line Neighborhood:  A Great Place to Visit." 
     Mercury News 3 May 1992.  telnet lambda.parc.xerox.com 8888,
     @go #50827, press 13  (5 Dec. 1994).

** SYNCHRONOUS COMMUNICATIONS (MOOS, MUDS, IRC, ETC.) **

     Give the name of the speaker(s) and type of communication (i.e.,
Personal Interview), the address if applicable and the date in
parentheses.

Pine_Guest.  Personal Interview.  telnet world.sensemedia.net 1234
      (12  Dec.1994).

WorldMOO Christmas Party.  telnet world.sensemedia.net 1234
     (24 Dec. 1994).

** GOPHER SITES (INFORMATION AVAILABLE VIA GOPHER SEARCH PROTOCOLS) **

     For information found using gopher search protocols, list the author's
name, the title of the paper in quotation marks, any print publication
information, and the gopher search path followed to access the
information, including the date that the file was accessed.

Quittner, Joshua.  "Far Out:  Welcome to Their World Built of MUD."
     Published in Newsday, 7 Nov. 1993.  gopher /University
     of Koeln/About MUDs,  MOOs and MUSEs in Education/Selected
     Papers/newsday (5 Dec. 1994).

** E-MAIL, LISTSERV, AND NEWSLIST CITATIONS **

     Give the author's name (if known), the subject line from the posting
in quotation marks, and the address of the listserv or newslist, along
with the date.  For personal e-mail  listings, the address may be omitted.

Bruckman, Amy S.  "MOOSE Crossing Proposal."  mediamoo@media.
     mit.edu (20 Dec. 1994).

Seabrook, Richard H. C.  "Community and Progress."  cybermind
     @jefferson.village.virginia.edu (22 Jan. 1994)

Thomson, Barry.  "Virtual Reality."  Personal e-mail (25 Jan. 1995).

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** WORKS CITED **

Gibaldi, Joseph, and Walter S. Achtert.  MLA Handbook for
     Writers of Research Papers, 3rd ed.  NY:  MLA, 1988.
Li, Xia, and Nancy Crane.  Electronic Style:  A Guide to Citing
      Electronic Information.  Westport:  Meckler, 1993.

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This style sheet is also available as a link from the following sources:

     * Taft College, http://www.taft.cc.ca.us/www/tc/tceng/mla.html
     * University of Tennessee at Martin,
       http://www.utm.edu/~cgesell/syllabus.html
     * Daemen College, http://www.daemen.edu/services/wpage/wpage.html
     * The Alliance for Computers and Writing,
       http://prairie_island.ttu.edu/acw/acw.html
     * Fort Nelson Secondary School, British Columbia at
       http://www.schdist81.bc.ca/~LRC/RCHome.html
     * Land, T. [a.k.a. Beads]. "Web Extention to American Psychological
       Association Style (WEAPAS)."
       http://www.nyu.edu/pages/psychology/WEAPAS/ (2 Oct. 1995).
     * Lafayette College Libraries,
       http://www.lafayette.edu/library/homepage.html.
     * University of Connecticut, http://www.lib.uconn.edu/English/
     * The Saline Library District Webserver, Saline, MI,
       http://198.111.173/3/citation.html.