MLA Works Cited Page Basic information for internet-based sources: This will be the last page of your entire paper and it must be on a separate sheet from your research paper. Your last name and page # will be top right-justified. The title Works Cited will be centered below that. All sources will be in alphabetical order with hanging indents. Do not add the URL, only the domain name. Example: StarTribune.com http://www. startribune.com The look (note: only use the info available – otherwise leave blank): Author name (last, first). “Article title”. Web site.com. Hanging Publishing company, posting date. Web. Date you indent! accessed material. MLA In-Text Citation “In-Text Citation” = citing a source within your paper Why do I have to do this? 1. You must always cite the sources you use when writing any sort of paper – especially one where you’ve done research. 2. Not citing your sources when you give information is plagiarism. You’ll be lucky to earn anything above an F if you plagiarize someone’s work! How do I properly cite sources within the paper? (1) 1. After presenting sourced information, mention the source in parenthesis () after the quote but before the sentence’s ending punctuation mark. 2. Use a signal phrase*. Signal Phrases Super boring, but very informative signal phrase video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T2MBAnqAfOg MLA In-Text Citation, cont. How do I properly cite sources within the paper? (2) Include in the text the first item that appears in the Works Cited entry that corresponds to the citation (i.e. author name, article name, website name, etc.). Example: Skippy Super Chunk peanut butter was first introduced in 1973 (PeanutButter.com). If you are writing a signal phrase, only provide partial URLs such as when the name of the site includes a domain name, like CNN.com or Forbes.com instead of writing out http://www.cnn.com or http://www.forbes.com.
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