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1 MLA Citations Mrs. Weser PC101

2 Why are citations important? Give credit Retrace your steps For others Avoid plagiarism

3 Internal and Works Cited There are 2 parts of a citation In-text (parenthetical) Works Cited In-text citations occur within the writing on your paper (Weser 47). Immediately following a quotation from a source or a paraphrase of a source's ideas, you place the authors name followed by a space and the relevant page number(s). Your in-text citation will correspond with an entry in your Works Cited page

4 Works Cited Begin your Works Cited page on a separate page at the end of your paper. Use the same 1 inch margin and last name, page number header as the rest of your paper. Label the page Works Cited (do not underline or put in quotes), centered at the top of the page

5 Works Cited Double Space all citations, but do not skip space between entries Use a hanging indent Capitalize each word in the titles of articles, books, etc, but don’t capitalize articles, short prepositions or conjunctions unless one is the first word in a title. Use italics or underlining for titles of larger works (books, magazines) and quotation marks for titles of shorter works (poems, articles)

6 Works Cited Entries are listed in alphabetical order by author name. Author names are written last name, first name Do not list titles (Dr., Mr. Saint) or degrees (PhD, MA, DDS) with the names. Do include suffixes like Jr., or II

7 What information to include Book: The basic form for a book citation is: Lastname, Firstname. Title of Book. Place of Publication: Publisher, Year of Publication. An Article in a Newspaper or Magazine Basic format: Author(s). "Title of Article." Title of Periodical Day Month Year: pages.

8 What information to include Encyclopedia: The basic form: Lastname, First name. "Title of Article." Title of Encyclopedia. Ed. Editor's Name(s). Place of Publication: Publisher, Year. Pages. The Bible Give the name of the specific edition, any editor(s) associated with it, followed by the publication information: Name of the Bible. Editor’s Name, gen. ed. Place of Publication: Publisher, Year.

9 Electronic sources Includes: s, websites, articles on web magazines, blogs When citing these, you will need to know the following: Author/editor’s names Name of the article Last updated Who publishes the website Date you accessed it URL (printed in <>)

10 Example-Website citation Author’s name. “Name of Article.” Name of Website. Date last updated. Who runs the cite. Date you accessed it Weser, Melanie. “PC101.” Mrs. Weser’s Classes. October 2009.Melanie Weser. 2 Nov. 2009


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