Presentation on theme: "MLA BIBLIOGRAPHY: How to Create a Works Cited Page by Ginger Lejeune."— Presentation transcript:
MLA BIBLIOGRAPHY: How to Create a Works Cited Page by Ginger Lejeune
WHY DO WE NEED TO CITE SOURCES? To be honest and ethical To recognize intellectual property To avoid plagiarism To avoid academic censure
WHAT NEEDS TO BE CITED? Quotation = exact copy of author’s words with same capitalization, punctuation, etc. Paraphrase = Author’s idea put in your own words, approximately same length. Borrowed idea = much shorter summary of author’s original idea.
WHAT DOES NOT NEED TO BE CITED? FACTS that can be verified in 3 sources or information that is common knowledge or simply common sense. Examples of facts: Birth & death dates & places Locations of landmarks Plant and animal kingdoms If in doubt, cite it!
WHAT IS A WORKS CITED PAGE? Any research assignment should be accompanied by a bibliography listing your sources English classes use the MLA (Modern Language Association) format for citing sources Keep track of the information you need for your bibliography as you do your research; it’s much harder to go back later & find the information
RULES FOR YOUR MLA BIBLIOGRAPHY Title is Works Cited List sources in alphabetical order by first word – books & websites mixed together First word = Author’s last name or Title (if there is no author)
MORE RULES FOR YOUR MLA WORKS CITED PAGE Use a Hanging Indent = Second+ lines are indented 5 spaces Double space the entire Works Cited list Do not number entries The next slide is an example of a Works Cited page.
Works Cited “Anne Bradstreet.” Academy of American Poets Web. 3 Oct Gibaldi, Joseph. MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers. New York: Modern Language Association of America, Print. “Researching and Documenting Sources.” Purdue Online Writing Lab. Updated: Web. 10 Oct Sewell, Richard H. “The Republicans and John Brown.” The Complete History of American Slavery, Ed. James Miller. San Diego: Greenhaven Press, Print. " To My Dear and Loving Husband." Poetry for Students, Vol. 6. Farmington Hills, MI: Print. Young, Elizabeth V. "Anne Bradstreet: Overview" in Feminist Writers, Ed. Pamela Kester- Shelton, St. James Press, Gale Literature Resource Center. Web. 7 Oct