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Citing in Writing: What you Do Research is Citing. You must tell the “reader” where you get your information and we do this by “CITING” our source. The way we do this…
Citing in Writing: The Way We Do This… You take the direct quote and include your own thoughts to create a sentence in your research paper… Thomas Edison made many inventions in his lifetime. Some inventions are more famous than others. “The most famous of his inventions was an incandescent light bulb” (Jose, 89).
Citing in Writing: - Now what? EVERY TIME you use a “quote” an idea that you didn’t know before you started research from a note sheet you “Cite” the source. This includes information you use word-for-word and information you put in your own word. RULES: Use the first item in your MLA citation. Use the page number from the Note Sheet if using a book. DO NOT write the word “page” in the “citation” BOOK EXAMPLE: …” (Last Name, Number). WEB EXAMPLE WITH AN AUTHOR: …” (Last Name). WEB EXAMPLE WITH OUT AN AUTHOR: …” (“Article Title”).
Example of In-Text Citations Using a Book EXAMPLE Billy the Kid Wild West outlaw (this we already know) “was an orphan at the age of 15” (what we learn through research) This information was found on page 12 of the book. So we create a statement… Billy the Kid, a well known Wild West outlaw, most likely turned to violence after becoming an orphan at age 15 (Source, 12). After Billy’s parents were… (The statement above was “paraphrased” but we still “cited” the source.)
Example of In-Text Citations Using a Website EXAMPLE President Obama He is the first black President of The United States and Republicans have been trying to discredit his citizenship in the hopes that he will be removed from office. (this we already know) “Barack Obama, in full Barack Hussein Obama II (born August 4, 1961, Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.), 44th president of the United States (2009– ) and the first African American to hold the office.” (what we learn through research) So we create a statement… The birth of President Obama has been a point of debate for Democrats and Republicans. The Republicans have tried to prove that President Obama was not born in America, thus he is not eligible to be President of the United States. In reality, however, Barack Hussein Obama II was born on August 4, 1961, Honolulu, Hawaii (“Barack Obama”). (The statement above was “paraphrased” but we still “cited” the source.)
The “WORKS CITED” Page Definition: The “sources” you “cited” in your research paper are written “collectively” on one page. This page is called the “Works Cited” page. SO WHAT DO YOU DO? Type all your MLA citations IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER (by the first item on the card usually the Author’s Last name). REMEMBER: Indent ALL lines after the first.
"George Washington." Britannica School. Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc., 2014. Web. 7 Feb. 2014. http://school.eb.com/levels/high/article/108779 Significance There was no question that Washington would be the first President of the United States. There wasn’t a serious election like we have; every one just knew he had to be President. “Washington arrived in Philadelphia on May 13, the day before the opening of the Constitutional Convention, and as soon as a quorum was obtained he was unanimously chosen its president.” Your name1 * Washington came to Philadelphia on May 13 th. When the Constitutional Convention started on May 14 a quorum was held and Washington was elected President by everyone there. X Washington was unanimously voted to be President of the United States during the Constitutional Convention. “ George Washington." Britannica School. Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc., 2014. Web. 7 Feb. 2014.
The “WORKS CITED” Page So…your “Works Cited” page should look like this… ALPHABETICAL ORDER by Author’s last name Single spaced source information Double space between each source Works Cited Beals, Gerry. Thomas Edison’s Home Page. 1999. <http://www.thomas edison.com/> “Edison, Thomas.” World Book Encyclopedia. 1992 ed. Jose, Matthew. Edison: A Biography. Portland: Wiley, 1992. Saunders, Fenella. “R&D: They Invented it.” Discover Magazine. Oct 200: 1.
Works Cited Research Paper. Marble Hill: Woodland School District, 2014. PPT.