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1 IN-TEXT CITATION AND WORKS CITED GIVING CREDIT TO SOURCES

2 WHAT IS IN-TEXT CITATION? Referring to another’s work in your writing (or giving credit to the person who wrote it). Purdue OWL. "MLA Formatting and Style Guide." The Online Writing Lab at Purdue. 8 March

3 TWO BASIC TYPES OF IN-TEXT CITATION Look at page 2 of your Elements of Literature textbook. Here are some examples of how I might use in-text citation if I were using information from the first paragraph. 1.Mention the author’s name in your sentence and put the page number in parentheses at the end of your quote or paraphrase. According to Leggett, plot “consists of a series of related episodes, one growing out of another” (2). Leggett says that plot is made up of events that are connected and follow logically from each other (2). 2.Use a direct quote/paraphrase and put both the author’s name and page number in parentheses at the end of the sentence. Plot “consists of a series of related episodes, one growing out of another” (Leggett 2). Plot is made up of events that are connected and follow logically from each other (Leggett 2).

4 THE WORKS CITED PAGE This page gives all the information about your sources, not just the name/page number. Each in-text citation you used should have a corresponding entry on the works cited page. Start a new page for your works cited. Type Works Cited at the top of the page. You do not need to make the font bigger, bold, underlined or italics. Double space the text on the page. List your sources alphabetically. For books, list the author’s name, title of the book, place of publication, publisher, year of publication, and medium of publication. (The “medium” for a book is “Print.”) Use the following format: Lastname, Firstname. Title of Book. Place of Publication: Publisher, Year of Publication. Medium of Publication. For an online source, list as much information as you have available, starting with the author, article name in quotation marks, title of the website in italics, medium of publication (in this case, Web), date you accessed the material, and the URL (web address).

5 PRACTICE! Add three quotes to your essay from your research. Put the author’s name or website name in parentheses at the end of the quote. The period goes after the parentheses. Add the author’s name or website name in parentheses at the end of each paraphrase. Add the source information to your works cited page.


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