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An appropriate way to cite sources when writing in the humanities.
Provides format for citing information Allows the reader to cross-reference your writing and sources Gives you credibility and prevents accusations of plagiarism
1” margins Size of font should be 12 and consistent throughout paper No need for cover page Should use several sources Authors should be alphabetized on the Works Cited Page Your name, my name, the class title and date should be placed in the left hand corner of your first page. First page and all following pages should have your last name and a page number as a header in the upper right corner. The first page should have the full title of your paper centered.
List of all sources that you reference in your essay. Provides information to the reader for location and retrieval of sources cited in your essay.
Smith 12 Works Cited Cohen, James. Dark House. 1851-1857. New York: Penguin, 1985. --- David Copperfield. 1849-1850. New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1958. Miller, J. James. Daniel Longstring: The Earth and His Novels. Springfield: U of Indiana P, 1958. Zwerd, Danielle. “Esther McSummersonstringle.” PMLA 88 (May 1973): 429-439.
Book Byersby, A. North Tower. Philadelphia: Random House, 1996. Magazine Article Beck, Joe. “Calendar Days.” Time 7 Oct. 2009: 41-47. Web page Israel, David. “The End of Picture Frames.” Turneropolis. 26 Nov. 2008. Williamsport Network Television. 29 Nov. 2008 Newspaper article Cohen, Leonard. “Music at It’s Best.” New York Post 13 Mar. 2010:A12
Please refer to the MLA Guide on Miss Beck’s “Student Resources” page.
When quoting using words that do not belong to you. When summarizing taking ideas and making them your own words (Do NOT copy and paste something into a document and merely change a few words. This is NOT summarizing.)
Place the author’s last name and page number of quote in parenthesis within the text. Ex. Going to the mall is a very “difficult and terrible job” (Miller 246). Ex. Miller stated that going to the mall is a very “difficult and terrible job” (246)
When more information is necessary Citing indirect sources Ex. (Kennedy qtd. in Marshall 246) Source with no author Use the first word of the entire title. Ex. Entire title “Oregon Bans Fireworks.” Ex. PSR (“Oregon” A12)
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