MLA CITATION Ask yourself and answer What is a citation? Why is a citation needed? When do you need a citation? click 1 CITATION VOCABULARY -what you need to know • Article: a piece of nonfiction writing in a newspaper, magazine, or reference book • Author: person responsible for the writing of the book or article • Bibliography: a list of writings with copyright and place of publication (such as the writings of a single author or the works referred to in preparing a document etc.) • Citation: a reference to a book or author when you are using other people's works (Author, title, publisher, etc.) • Copyright: represents ownership of ideas. Date of ownership is written as a year in a publication. • Encyclopedia: A good place to find general background information on a person, place or thing. • Plagiarism: inappropriate use of other people's work. If you copy it and say it is yours you are plagiarizing. This is illegal. • Place/city of Publication: the city where an item is published • Publisher: a company that prints materials • Title: the name of a written, printed, or filmed production. Like the title of a book • Works Cited: requires author, publisher, copyright date and title • click 2 The purpose of this slide presentation is to introduce you to the Citation Machine. This electronic “Machine” is an on-line site that allows you to type your citation information into a form…then WALLA, like magic the machine creates your citation for you. You are then able to cut and paste your citation data from the webpage onto a word processing document where corrections, if needed may be made! This is citation nirvana! click 3 In a couple of slides you will be directed to go to a different Web site on the IMC homepage. This website is a really cool place to complete your citations for any project that requires a Bibliography, sources used or a Citation page CITATION MACHINE Notice the list of format types MLA, APA, etc. Click 4 The Citation Machine is an interactive web tool designed to assist high school, college, and university students, their teachers, and independent researchers in their effort to respect other people's intellectual properties. To use Citation Machine, you simply... Click the citation format you need and then the type of resource you wish to cite. WHEN YOU ACTUALLY GO TO THE SITE WILL BE USING THE MLA FORMAT click 5 WHEN YOU OPEN THE MLA FORMAT OPTIONS WILL BE GIVEN FOR THE TYPE OF SOURCE USED: BOOK, ENCYCLOPEDIA, MAGAZINE, ETC. YOU WILL SELECT THE TYPE YOU NEED. BOOK FOR A BOOK, ETC. CLICK 6 Next: Complete the Web form that appears with information you have taken from your source (fill in the blanks). Author’s last name, title, etc. When finished with the information Click Make Citations. The machine will then generate standard bibliographic and in-text citations for you. YIPEE! Click 7 A blank form will appear…just fill in the needed information (like I did above) and submit! Use your real info! Click 8 The new page that appears will have the proper citation format for you to copy and paste onto a word document! The citation info from above will look like this when pasted on your document. PERFECT MLA form! Schmirler, Leah. North IMC Rocks!. Great Falls: North Middle School, 2008. Click 9 LAST EXPLANATION SLIDE BEFORE YOUR FINAL SLIDE DIRECTION: Make sure you have your citation information before you go to the ……. Citation Machine. Click 10 NOW! X out of this slide show, reopen the Internet for North’s IMC Webpage and scroll down to STUDENT SITES and click on…………… Citation Machine And follow the directions just given! Good luck!
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