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2 MLA Jeopardy Fun With Formatting Name That Source Interpreting In-Text Citations Partying Like it’s MLA 2009 P-Words

3 In MLA style, the titles of books, magazines, and films should have this type of formatting. Answer

4 Italics Game Board

5 TRUE or FALSE: When citing a work with only one author, the author’s last name should come first. Answer

6 TRUE If there is just one author, list his or her last name first. (When there are multiple authors, the rules change). Game Board

7 In MLA style, your paper as a whole should have certain formatting characteristics: 1 inch margins, for example. Name at least two more of these characteristics. Answer

8 Possible answers: Double spacing A title A heading Your last name and page number in the top left corner A readable, standard font in a standard size (usually 11 or 12 point) A list of works cited Parenthetical citations Game Board

9 Your list of works cited, as a whole, should be formatted according to specific guidelines. For example, the whole list should be double-spaced. Name two more guidelines for your list of works cited. Answer

10 Possible answers: Alphabetized Center the title “Works Cited” at the top of a new page All entries should have “hanging indentation” Game Board

11 TRUE or FALSE If you are citing a website and you cannot find out who the author was, you should put “Author Unknown” (or something similar) for that entry in your list of works cited. Answer

12 Game Board FALSE. When citing web sources, list only the information that is applicable and available. This means that if no author is given, you do not list an author. (However, be sure to look thoroughly for each piece of requested information.)

13 The following is a citation for what type of source: Fischer, Daniel. Mission Jupiter: The Spectacular Journey of the Galileo Spacecraft. New York: Copernicus, Print. Answer

14 A print book. Game Board

15 You use one of the library’s online research databases, Academic Search Premier, to find information for a paper. You find several articles from Newsweek. How should you cite these articles? a.As print magazine articles, since they also appeared in print. b.As electronic articles, since you found them using an online database. Answer

16 b. As electronic articles, since you found them using an online database. (Always cite the version of the source you actually used.) Game Board

17 The following is a citation for what type of source: Johnson, Carrie. “Report Faults Handling of Wiretap Notes.” Washington Post 2 Sept Newspaper Source. Web. 14 Oct Answer

18 The online version of a newspaper article. (This article was found using Newspaper Source, one of the library’s research databases.) Game Board

19 In the following citation for a magazine article, what does “Academic Search Premier” refer to? Berman, Sanford. “Time to Renew Darfur Stand.” American Libraries June/July Academic Search Premier. Web. 14 Oct Answer

20 It is the name of the library research database in which you found the article. Game Board

21 The following is a citation for what type of source? “What Alternatives to Milk are Consumed by Humans?” Milk: Procon.org. Procon.org, 8 April Web. 15 May Answer

22 An article from the website procon.org Game Board

23 The purpose of in-text citations (AKA parenthetical citations) is: a.To annoy students b.To make it easier for the reader to find the original source c.To establish authority and credibility for your argument and for the facts you are citing d.B and C Answer

24 d. B and C Game Board

25 TRUE or FALSE: If you are citing information from a website, you do not need to include a parenthetical citation, since websites don’t have page numbers. Answer

26 FALSE. If a source does not have page numbers, use the author’s name for the parenthetical citation. If a source does not have an author OR page numbers, cite the title of the source. Game Board

27 This type of phrase, which states the name (and sometimes the credentials) of an author or other source, is used to alert the reader that information from an outside source will follow. Example: “According to historian Nancy Cott, ….” Answer

28 A signal phrase. “A 2007 study from the Pew Research Center found that…” “In his 2009 State of the Union Address, President Obama stated that…” Game Board

29 What is the correct in-text citation for a quote on page 112 from the book Race Matters by Cornel West? a.(West, p. 112.) b.(Cornel West 112). c.(West 112). d.(Race Matters, 112.) e.C or D Answer

30 c. (West 112). Game Board

31 TRUE or FALSE If you state a fact in your paper that is considered to be “common knowledge,” you do not need to cite a source for it. Answer

32 TRUE Information that is considered common knowledge does not need to be cited. “Common knowledge” is information that is broadly known and not disputed by scholars, such as MLK’s birthday or the date on which the Declaration of Independence was signed. Game Board

33 Web, Print, and Film are all examples of what? Answer

34 A “medium of publication.” All entries in your list of works cited must list a medium of publication. Use Print for: Print versions of books, newspapers, magazines, encyclopedias, etc. Use Web for: Websites, e-books, articles you find using one of the library’s online research databases, etc. Game Board

35 If you are having trouble figuring out how to cite a source using MLA 2009, where can you go for help? Answer

36 Ask your instructor Ask an ARC librarian Look in the index of the MLA Handbook or another writing guide. owl.english.purdue.edu (A great website from Purdue University) Game Board

37 You go online to do research, and you find a good news article on the New York Times website. When you are citing this source, what should the “medium of publication” be? Answer

38 Web. (Even though the article may also appear in print.) Game Board

39 TRUE or FALSE: When you are citing a website, you no longer have to list the URL. Answer

40 TRUE. Just remember to list the medium of publication. (Web). Game Board

41 When citing a website, you must list the website’s “publisher or sponsor.” Where might you look for that information? Give one example. Answer

42 Possible places to look: “About Us” section Copyright statement on the bottom of the page Go to the site’s home page Game Board

43 Another name for in-text citations is what? Answer

44 Parenthetical citations. Game Board

45 Answer Using another person’s words or ideas in your paper without giving that person proper credit is considered what?

46 Plagiarism. Game Board

47 To paraphrase means to: a.Quote an author’s exact wording. b.Summarize or re-phrase an author’s ideas in my own words. c.Use an author’s words without giving her proper credit. Answer

48 b. Summarize or re-phrase an author’s ideas in my own words. Game Board

49 List at least two instances in which you would need to provide a parenthetical citation in your paper. Answer

50 Possible answers: You use a direct quote. You paraphrase or summarize an author’s idea. You state a fact or statistic that is not considered common knowledge. Game Board

51 TRUE or FALSE: If you paraphrase an author’s words or ideas, you do not need to cite that author in your paper. Answer

52 FALSE. Even if you re-phrase another author’s idea, you still need to give credit to that person through an in-text citation. Game Board


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