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2 Orientation Plan Citations within your paper Plagiarism Works cited list

3 Key Book Gibaldi, Joseph. MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers. 7th ed. New York: Modern Language Association of America, 2009. Call number: Reference: LB 2369.G53 2009.

4 Citations within your paper Two types: quotations and paraphrases.

5 Citations within your paper How to quote: chapter 3.7 Basics: double quotes around words. If you mention author’s name, no need for author in parentheses. If you don’t, put author’s name in parentheses. Either way, put a page number(s) in parentheses. Also, if quote is longer than four lines, begin new line, set off by ten spaces, and do not use quotes.

6 Citations within your paper Quotations: examples Short: “He was obeyed,” writes Joseph Conrad of the company manager in Heart of Darkness,“ yet he inspired neither love nor fear, nor even respect” (87).

7 Citations within your paper Long quotation: At the conclusion of the Lord of the Flies, Ralph and the other boys realize the horror of their actions: The tears began to flow and the sobs shook him. He gave himself up to them now for the first time on the island; great, shuddering spasms of grief that seemed to wrench his whole body. His voice rose under the black smoke before the burning wreckage of the island; and infected by that emotion, the other boys began to shake and sob too. (186)

8 Citations within your paper For more specifics on quotations, such as how to quote poetry, see 3.7 of the handbook.

9 Citations within your paper Paraphrases Basics: Tied into the works cited list which is coming next. The author’s name followed by page number in parentheses : (Swift 29).

10 Citations within your paper Example of a paraphrase; This point has already been argued (Tannen 178-85). If you mention the author’s name within your paper, you only need to give the page number (23). For more specifics, for example on books with more than one author, or books with no author, see chapter 6.

11 Plagiarism Using someone else’s words or ideas without giving them credit, without saying where the words came from. Plagiarism is on a continuum from unintentional use of an idea to deliberate turning in of someone else’s essay as your own. Some ideas and facts are so well established you need not cite a source. For example, Barrack Obama was elected president. If you are not sure however, err on the side of caution.

12 Plagiarism Ohlone on plagiarism: ademicdishonesty.html ademicdishonesty.html

13 Plagiarism Example: // e&db=aph&AN=7454403&site=ehost-live // e&db=aph&AN=7454403&site=ehost-live

14 Works cited list Reason for number of details needed Formats for many types of items, such as government documents, sound recordings, interviews, online books, and more. Electronic source citations are more complicated. Do your best and expect to have a few mistakes.

15 Works cited list Automatic generators; databases, Word, and others – use with caution

16 Works cited list Basics: df df Book, journal article, database article

17 Works cited list Tutorial: al/flash/citation.html al/flash/citation.html Try it out

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