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Formal Documentation Cook, Charles. “Formal Documentation.” Red Creek Central School District. Red Creek Central Schools, 14 Nov. 2006. Web. 20 Nov. 2009.
General Rules Documentation consists of in-text citations and a works cited page at the end of your paper Any source you use information from in your paper—either directly quoted or put in your own words—must be cited in your text and listed on your works cited page If you read it but did not use it in your paper, do not list it
General Rules Your works cited page should be double spaced in alphabetical order In-text citations should be placed in the text at the end of all the contiguous information from one source in a paragraph “General knowledge” does not need to be cited in the text, but be sure information is indeed general knowledge It is better to cite unnecessarily than not to cite when you should have
Citing a Web Page "All Internet research is believable", a web page published on a web site called ComputerNerds Oct. 18, 2002 sponsored by Microsoft. 1. Author (if there is one) 2. “Title.” (in quotation marks) 3. Source, (italicized). 4. Sponsoring source (if there is one) 5. Last update. 6. Web. 7. Date accessed
Citing a Web Page "All Internet research is believable." ComputerNerds. Microsoft, 18 Oct. 2002. Web. 19 Nov. 2002. In-text citation: (“All”).
Citing an Online Database Gene Warner’s article “The Death Penalty Debate Goes On” published in the Buffalo Times pg. A5 on July 11, 2005, but accessed via Lexis-Nexis 1. Author (if there is one) 2. “Title of article” (in quotation marks) 3. Title of original source (italicized) 4. Date of original source 5. Page nos. of original source (if available) 5. Title of database (italicized) 6. Web. 7. Download date
Citing an Online Database Warner, Gene. “The Death Penalty Debate Goes On.” The Buffalo Times 11 July 2005: A5. Lexis-Nexis. Web. 1 Nov. 2005. In-text citation: (Warner).
Citing a Book I Love You Deerly Because You're in the Dough, by Bambi Stagg. Published in New York by Venison Press in 1996. 1. Author, last name first. 2. Title italicized. 3. City: 4. Publishing company, 5. Copyright date. 6. Print.
Citing a Book Stagg, Bambi. I Love You Deerly Because You're in the Dough. New York: Venison Press, 1996. Print. In-text citation: (Stagg 238).
Citing a Magazine Article "How to tell the future" by Claire Voyant. Published on pages 12-13 in July 24th's Time Magazine. 1. Author (if there is one). 2. “Title of article.” 3. Magazine title italicized 4. Date (day month year): 5. Pages of entire article. 6. Print.
Citing a Magazine Article Voyant, Claire. "How to tell the future." Time 24 July 2002: 12-13. Print. In-text citation: (Voyant 12).
Help Available Word 2007 says it can format MLA documentation for you, but it gets the works cited page format wrong Cayuga Library Webpage Online citation “machines”—check for accuracy because the ones I checked aren’t accurate Me Remember, you are responsible for the accuracy of your documentation