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THEATRE 610 - Research Methods/Dramatic Theory & Criticism

Theatre 610 course guide

How Does MLA Work?

Credit to the Horry Georgetown Technical College. (Please don't actually contact them for help!  Contact WVU's Ask a Librarian.)

The Works Cited List in MLA Style

Credit to the Purdue OWL (Online Writing Lab)

MLA Style Guides

WVU's Basic MLA Guide

Detailed MLA Guide from Purdue OWL

MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers:  This is the complete handbook, hard copy. Available at the Evansdale and Downtown Campus Libraries. Reference call # LB2369 .G53 2009

Images Deserve Credit, Too!

The images you include in your thesis must be captioned.  Here are the basic elements.  The first 6 relate specifically to the content of the image or illustration.  If your image content is not a work of art, you may not need all 6.  After identifying the content of the image, you need to identify the source, in other words, where you got the image from.  Use the list on the left to identify images from a book.  Use the list on the right to identify images from a web site.

    1. Artist's name
    2. Title
    3. Year of composition
    4. Medium
    5. Institution or private collection that houses the work
    6. City
  1. Title of Book.
  2. Author or editor.
  3. City:
  4. Publisher,
  5. Year of publication.
  6. Page number, figure number or plate number.
  7. Medium of reproduction.
    1. Title of Web site.
    2. Web.
    3. Date of access (day, month, year).
    4. <URL is optional>.


    Picasso, Pablo.  Homme au chapeau de paille et au cornet de glace.  1936.  Oil on canvas.  Musée Picasso, Paris.  Web.  17 June 2011. <>