2 MLA Formatting Purpose: to help you cite sources What to do: EVERYTIME you go to a website or look in a book, write down the followingTitle, Author, Publishing place and Date, Company, Web AddressYou will need this information to properly CITE your SOURCES
3 Common Questions What if I forget… What if I can’t find…. You are plagiarizing. Even accidentally, it is still plagiarizing. Avoid this and failure by citing your sources.What if I can’t find….You may not be able to find ALL of the information. Get as much as you can so I can find your sources.What if I copy something, but still cite the source …Still plagiarizing, unless it is in quotes. Remember, even if you paraphrase, you still have to cite the source.
4 How to cite a source Book Lastname, Firstname. Title of Book. Place of Publication: Publisher, Year of Publication. Medium of Publication.Example:Golding, William. Lord of the Flies. New York: Putnam Publishing Group, Print.
5 How to Cite a Source An Entire Website Editor, author, or compiler name (if available). Name of Site. Version number. Name of institution/organization affiliated with the site (sponsor or publisher), date of resource creation (if available). Medium of publication. Date of access.The Purdue OWL Family of Sites. The Writing Lab and OWL at Purdue and Purdue U, Web. 23 Apr
6 How to Cite a Source An Image Goya, Francisco. The Family of Charles IV Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid. Museo National del Prado. Web. 22 May 2006.An ArticleBernstein, Mark. "10 Tips on Writing the Living Web." A List Apart: For People Who Make Websites. A List Apart Mag., 16 Aug Web. 4 May
7 How to Cite A source In Class Notes Quintanar, Jocelyn. “Research and MLA Formatting." Skyview High School. SkyView High School, Rm 3, Tucson, AZ. 25 October 2011.Inclass Lecture.
8 Review Author Lastname, First Name FIRST Then The Title Then the Company (If Applicable)Place and Date PublishedMedium (Print, Web or Lecture Usually)ALSODATE IS ALWAYS Day, MONTH SPELLED OUT, YEAR24 October 2011
9 Practice.1 Person per group, get any book off of the bookshelf and for your group to cite (NOT LOTF).An article called “Clinton Warns Pakistan” from msnbc.com that was published on October 20th
10 Still Confused? Citationmachine.net Type in all of the information, and it will do it for you…Now you have no excuses
11 In text CitationsAfter you use information from a source, you must cite it in text.At the end of a sentence, you END QUOTE, the (Lastname, Page #).Example: “I got the conch” (Golding, 42).
12 In Text Citations For a Website: Put the information you can find. Either Author or title.“ (Clinton Warns Pakistan).**Citation Machine will tell you what to put for this as well**
13 Things to rememberYour in-text citations should match the works cited page. Always put the first item in your citation as the in text citation.Golding, William. Lord of the Flies. New York: Putnam Publishing Group, Print.(Golding, 42).The Purdue OWL Family of Sites. The Writing Lab and OWL at Purdue and Purdue U, Web. 23 Apr(The Purdue OWL Family of Sites).Period is ALWAYS After the CITATION!!!!!
14 Works Cited Page In Alphabetical Order Indent the bottom lines of text The Purdue OWL Family of Sites. The Writing Lab and OWL at Purdue and Purdue U, Web. 23 AprDo not NUMBER!
15 General MLA Formatting Tips “Type your paper on a computer and print it out on standard, white 8.5 x 11-inch paper.Double-space the text of your paper, and use Times New Roman) The font size should be 12 pt.Leave only one space after periods or other punctuation marks.Set the margins of your document to 1 inch on all sides.Indent the first line of paragraphs one half-inch from the left margin. Use the TAB key top get the proper indent.Create a header that numbers all pages consecutively in the upper right-hand corner, one-half inch from the top and flush with the right margin.Use italics throughout your essay for the titles of longer works and, only when absolutely necessary, providing emphasis” (The Purdue OWL Family of Sites).
16 First Page of Paper“In the upper left-hand corner of the first page, list your name, your instructor's name, the course, and the date.center the title. Do not underline, italicize, or place your title in quotation marks; write the title in Title Case (standard capitalization), not in all capital letters.Use quotation marks and/or italics when referring to other works in your title, just as you would in your text: Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas as Morality Play; Human Weariness in "After Apple Picking" Double space between the title and the first line of the text.Create a header in the upper right-hand corner that includes your last name, followed by a space with a page number; number all pages consecutively with Arabic numerals (1, 2, 3, 4, etc.), one-half inch from the top and flush with the right margin” (The Purdue OWL Family of Sites).
18 General Research strategies Start with Google.Stay away from Wikipedia!!!Try to get Unbiased sources (Stay away from News Outlets**)Ask for help!!Use the writing process to help get you started, brainstorm and prewrite
19 PIE POINT ILLUSTRATE EXPLANATION Make a point (for this paper, you will take a side on the controversy)ILLUSTRATEShow me what you are talking about by finding an article and a “quote” that proves your pointEXPLANATIONGive a through explanation of the illustration and how it applies to the point.This should be how ALL of your paragraphs are formatted.
20 Works CitedThe Purdue OWL Family of Sites. The Writing Lab and OWL at Purdue and Purdue U, Web. 20 October 2011