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Why a Works Cited Page?. What is it? It is proof that you have not plagiarized An alphabetical list of sources (also called “works”) that you used within.

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1 Why a Works Cited Page?

2 What is it? It is proof that you have not plagiarized An alphabetical list of sources (also called “works”) that you used within the body of your research paper It belongs on the last page of your paper (it is on a page of its own)

3 MLA Format Rules and regulations are established by the Modern Language Association for acknowledging sources used in the paper Protect yourself: Follow the Two part system: o In text citations AND o Works Cited

4 Why do I need to do it? References and credits the sources used. Makes your material accessible. Without it, you are committing plagiarism by calling someone else’s work your own.

5 Bibliography Vs. Works Cited They are different. Bibliography: a list of related reading material that your reader can look for is they want to more reading on your topic. Works Cited: a list of ONLY the sources you borrowed material from in your paper/project. This is much more commonly used. ** Please make sure your Works Cited page contains only the sources that are cited within your paper. Otherwise, omit the citation.**

6 Sample Sophomore Body Paragraph In order to understand the relevance of the loneliness and the American Dream, it is necessary to define its purpose. In her book, Understanding of Mice and Men, The Red Pony, and the Pearl, Claudia Durst Johnson defines the American Dream "as transformed to mean a carefree life of plenty and laughter" (139). Johnson later affirms that the dream encompasses "independence and self-sufficiency, the freedom that comes from owning land, which in turn means enjoying the fruits of one's own labor" (140). This conception of the American Dream is what brings hope to the characters in Of Mice and Men. People during those times tried “to escape homelessness, economic poverty, and emotional and psychological corruption” (“Of Mice”). They were accustomed to a lifestyle where isolation was common; they were also forced to rely on themselves and were surprise by the kinship of others (Telgen). In Of Mice and Men, the dream both motivates characters to seek a better life, but also serves to isolate them when they cannot achieve it.

7 Works Cited Johnson, Claudia Durst. Understanding Of Mice and Men, The Red Pony, and The Pearl. West Port: Greenwood Press, 1997.

8 Works Cited List Format Page Break (Control + Enter) No First Line Indent (Pull back the Indent) Set the Hanging Indent (Control + T) Center the title/ Works Cited (Control E) Left Justify the first entry (Control + L) Use Landmark to create citationsLandmark Other Citation Makers hp hp Alphabetize the entries

9 Summary View

10 Creating the Entries Go to on-line Landmark Citation Machine (http://citationmachine.net) to create citations.http://citationmachine.net On the Left, select MLA.

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