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HU 101 Humanities Renaissance-Modern

The course guide for HU 101 - Humanities Renaissance-Modern.


Example Caption

February calendar with snow on the ground and images of peasants.

Fig. 1. Limbourg, Jean, et al. Les Très Riches Heures du Duc de Berry: Fevrier (February). Circa 1412-1416. Web Gallery of Art,

Example In-Text Citation

If you refer to the work of art or the artist in your paper, you do not need to say where you got the image, but you do need to create a figure with complete citation information (see "Example Caption," above), put an entry for the work of art in your Works Cited page (see "Works Cited," below) and refer to the figure. For example:

In the Très Riches Heures du Duc de Berry, the Limbourg brothers depict aspects of peasant life (fig. 1).

Works Cited

NOTE: This MUST be double-spaced with a hanging indent of half an inch.

Limbourg, Jean, et al. Les Très Riches Heures du Duc de Berry: Fevrier (February). Circa 1412-1416. Web Gallery of Art,


Citing an Excerpt

Generally, excerpts from a text that will go longer than three lines are indented an additional half inch, but without quotation marks. Provide a parenthetical citation at the end of the excerpt. (For more, see the Purdue OWL.)

In-Text Citation

If you have already mentioned the author in the sentence, you only need to put page numbers or the lines of poetry you are citing in parentheses at the end of the sentence. If you have not mentioned the author, the parentheses would need to contain the author's name and the page numbers or lines of poetry, if you are working with a poem.

If you are working with an electronic source, you might not have pages to cite. Do not try to make up page numbers based on a printout - just leave them out of your citation.

For examples, see the Butler MLA Guide.

Works Cited

NOTE: This MUST be double-spaced with a hanging indent of half an inch.

The format for the Works Cited entry for your work of literature will depend on whether it is a novel, poem, essay, or something else. Consult the Butler MLA Guide or a librarian if you need help.


Captioning an Excerpt from a Score

If you are planning to insert an excerpt from a score, please visit the MLA's "Formatting a Research Paper" guide, click on the "Tables and Illustrations" section, and scroll to fig. 6 to see an example.

In-Text Citation

Use the composer's last name in parentheses or, if using a signal phrase, no parenthetical citation is needed. For example:

"If Ye Love Me" has four parts (Tallis).


Thomas Tallis' "If Ye Love Me" has four parts.

Works Cited

NOTE: This MUST be double-spaced with a hanging indent of half an inch.

Tallis, Thomas. "If Ye Love Me." Certaine Notes Set Forth In Foure and Three Parts. 1560. International Music Score Library Project,

MLA Citations