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									     MLA
DOCUMENTATION
and parenthetical citation
           What is MLA?
 Modern  Language Association
 System of standardizing
  documentation
 One of many ways to document
  (others include APA, Chicago Manual,
  etc.)
            Why Use It?
 To validate facts / lend credibility to
  your argument (via other’s research)
 To avoid plagiarism (credit sources)

 To provide consistency of format

 To allow readers to locate sources for
  further reading/information
            Works Cited
 Alphabetical   listing of sources cited

    format resources– Easy Bib,
 MLA
 OWL Purdue, or MLA Handbook

       link to parenthetical citations
 Direct
 in paper’s text
      Nonprint Media – Significant
        Changes in April 2009

   No longer required to cite URL’s

   REASONS:
    – Long/type/transcription errors
    – Password protected, so useless
    – Change frequently/session use
        When to include a URL
 If   the professor requires it

   the reader cannot locate the source
    without it
      How to include a URL
 Break   it only at / or // marks
 Put it inside <> brackets

 Place it after the date of access

 Give complete address including http

 Place a . after the final >
           What needs citing?

 DirectQuotes (long quotes, phrases,
 terms, two or more words in a row
 that are not your own.)

 Facts,   data, statistics, images, etc.

 Paraphrased information and ideas,
 concepts, theories, etc.
     Parenthetical Documentation
Author’s Last Name and Pagination
………” (author’s last name page #).
………” (Smith 17).


If no author, use the first part of the works cited
   entry (which is usually the title)
…….” (“Why students ...” 96).



If no page number, just use author
……” (Jones ).


   THE GOAL OF PARENTHETICAL CITATION IS TO
    ACKNOWLEDGE THE SOURCE AND DIRECT THE
   READER TO THE CORRECT WORKS CITED ENTRY
    What sentences should be cited in
         the paragraph below?
   Inequality in pay violates UDHR Article 23 which reads, “Everyone, without
    discrimination, has the right to equal pay for equal work.” While the
    government enforces this article, many independent corporations and
    businesses do not always respect this commandment. Equal payment for
    men and women has been a law since 1963. However, even today, it is
    still not practices in all US work places. This injustice occurs when women
    are doing the exact same jobs and have the same education as their male
    counterparts. The WAGE project estimates that the average wage gap,
    “costs women workers between $700,000 and $2 million annually.”
    ……….. Women in the US have a difficult time defending their right to equal
    pay because of a May 2007 Supreme Court Ruling that stipulates women
    must file a suit within 180 days after the discrimination occurs.
    Unfortunately, by the time women may suspect such discrimination, it
    may be too late to file.

   Works That Should be Cited
“It’s Time for working Women to Earn Equal Pay.” AFL-CIO. 2010.
         American Federation of Labor. Web. 3 Feb. 2010.
         http://www.aflcio.org/issues/jobseconomy/women/equalpay/
“The Universal Declaration of Human Rights.” United Nations. 2010. Web.
         5. Feb. 2010. <http://www.un.org/en/documents/udhr>.
Proper MLA Parenthetical Citations
   Inequality in pay violates UDHR Article 23 which reads, “Everyone, without
    discrimination, has the right to equal pay for equal work” (“The
    Universal…” ). While the US government enforces this article, many
    independent corporations and businesses do not always respect this
    commandment. Equal payment for men and women has been a law since
    1963 (“It’s Time…”). However, even today, it is still not practiced in all US
    work places. This injustice occurs when women are doing the exact same
    jobs and have the same education as their male counterparts. The WAGE
    project estimates that the average wage gap, “costs women workers
    between $700,000 and $2 million annually” (“It’s Time…”). ……….. Women
    in the US have a difficult time defending their right to equal pay because
    of a May 2007 Supreme Court Ruling that stipulates women must file a
    suit within 180 days after the discrimination occurs (“It’s Time…”).
    Unfortunately, by the time women may suspect such discrimination, it
    may be too late to file.

                                  Works Cited
    “It’s Time for working Women to Earn Equal Pay.” AFL-CIO. 2010.
           American Federation of Labor. Web. 3 Feb. 2010.
           <http://www.aflcio.org/issues/ jobseconomy/women/equalpay/>.

    “The Universal Declaration of Human Rights.” United Nations. 2010. Web.
         5. Feb. 2010. <http://www.un.org/en/documents/udhr>.
            Electronic Media
    (the reason for the 7th ed. of the
            MLA Handbook)
   Handout with most common types
    (websites, databases, blogs, wikis)
    Note order on the back of page one

   Do NYT web article example together

   Use handout to self-correct entries on
    update #2 prior to submission or the first
    homework on the UDHR articles that has
    been returned to most of you
We look forward to your
correctly formatted MLA
documentation on SMP
updates, your SMP
papers, homework, and
unit responses for the
rest of the semester!!!

								
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