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MLA Citations and Format 1. Page Set-up Page Set-up 2. Common Knowledge 3. Must be Cited 4. Parenthetical Citations 5. Works Cited Page 6. Helpful Website.

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2 MLA Citations and Format 1. Page Set-up Page Set-up 2. Common Knowledge 3. Must be Cited 4. Parenthetical Citations 5. Works Cited Page 6. Helpful Website

3 What needs to be cited? Common Knowledge Is NOT Cited Major facts of history (WWII dates) Folk Literature (Cinderella) Commonsense observation (something most people know)

4 What needs to be cited? Information you summarize Information you paraphrase Information you quote All statistics The following are examples of what MUST be cited

5 Parenthetical Citations Citing sources within your essay Author’s last name, if no author an abbreviated title (usually one word) If using the title you need to use the first major word in the title in quotation marks. Page number of the specific information being used No punctuation between word and number Citation goes within parentheses and the period goes after the second parenthesis

6 Parenthetical Citation Example Example of quotation from an article with an author One researcher concludes that “women impose a distinctive construction on moral problems, seeing moral dilemmas in terms of conflicting responsibilities” (Gilligan 105). Example of quotation from an article without an author “Women impose a distinctive construction on moral problems, seeing moral dilemmas in terms of conflicting responsibilities” (“Women” 106).

7 Works Cited Page All research papers must have a works cited page Sources MUST be listed in alphabetical order 1 st line of citation begins at left-hand margin and the following lines in the citation are indented 5 spaces

8 Example Works Cited Page Link to sample page: Works Cited Page Example

9 Citing a Book on Your Works Cited Page Gillgan, Carol. “Family Ghosts.” In a Different Voice: Psychological Theory and Women’s Development. Cambridge: Harvard UP, 1982: Using the correct punctuation is very important

10 Citing a Magazine on Your Works Cited Page Stein, Harry. “Living with Lies.” Esquire 25 Jan. 2001:

11 Citing an Internet Article on Your Works Cited Page Bowker, Samuel T. “Cyberspace: Debate on Research Use.” ABCNews.com. 8.2 (12 Sept. 1996): 8pp. 5 Oct No Volume/Issue Number Bowker, Samuel T. “Cyberspace: Debate on Research Use.” ABCNews.com. 12 Sept. 1998: 8pp. 5 Oct http://www.ppc.new.edu/home/stb/com

12 Helpful Hints This is not a format you can memorize, just be able to find the answers to do it correctly Website for help: MLA Noodle Tools To return home click on the following link:


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