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Creating a Works Cited Page for the Lincoln-Douglas Debate
#1: What is a citation? The citation summarizes bibliographic data to provide your reader (teacher) information to locate the book, website, or magazine that you used: – Author (if given) – Title of article, webpage, or entry – Publication information (publisher, website, magazine title, date, location) – Medium (Print, Web, etc.) – Date of access
How is a citation formatted? Each citation or entry follows a specific format. Punctuation used in the citation defines different types of information in the entry. Formatting is very important. The parts of the citation follow a specific order and have their own function.
“Preview: 2008 Dodge Challenger." Billy Bubba’s Hemiworld. 9 Feb. 2006. Web. 28 June 2006. What does a citation look like? This citation example is for a webpage. Other sources will look different and will have other kinds of information.
“Preview: 2008 Dodge Challenger." Billy Bubba’s Hemiworld. 9 Feb. 2006. Web. 28 June 2006. What’s up with punctuation? Titles of articles, webpages, or entries in a reference work are usually noted by quotation marks. Titles of books, websites, or reference sources are usually noted with italics. This is a change from MLA 6 th ed. Dates in MLA citations follow a specific format. It’s very European. You need to define in what medium you accessed the material. If you got it from the web, use “Web.” Each part of the citation is completed with a period. The web address or URL is no longer required in the citation. This is another change in the 7 th edition. “Preview: 2008 Dodge Challenger." Billy Bubba’s Hemiworld. 9 Feb. 2006. Web. 28 June 2006.
I still don’t get it. If you got an article from an encyclopedia: – “Lewis and Clark” is the specific article – World Book is the larger source If you got an article from a website: – “Terrorists get their day in court.” is the article – CNN.com is the larger source If you got an article from a magazine: – “Obama challenged by right.” is the article – Time is the larger source
#2: What’s a works cited page? The works cited page is an alphabetical listing of all cited sources for your research. This list could include books, websites, databases, interviews, and any other source of information used. Remember that if you use someone else’s ideas, words, quotes, data, or other information, you must cite your source.
How do I format a works cited page? The entire page is double spaced The page is titled “Works Cited” Use a hanging indent. If you tab, you may get funky line breaks. See next slide on how to format a page for hanging indents.
How to hang your indentions Before starting your works cited page… Open the “Format” menu to “Paragraph” Select “Hanging” in the “Special” section of the “Indentation” area Don’t mess with anything else!
What should it look like? “Works Cited’ centered at top of page Entries alphabetized Page has hanging indents What’s wrong with this page? – ‘cited’ should be capitalized!
In a nutshell… You are expected to SHOW where your research came from. Having a Works Cited page covers this. You must INCORPORATE the research into your debate. Literally say the name of the article, the author and the date it was published AND HOW IT RELATES TO YOUR CONTENTION. Notecards are welcome. Remember: You get to take all of your information to the podium with you, but you also need to practice your speak aloud.