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ENGL 1301 MLA Style

ENGL 1301 MLA Style - MLAStyle:InTextCitationand...

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MLA Style: In Text Citation and Works Cited Page
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Documentation and MLA Reasons for Documenting: Allows readers to find out more about origins of the ideas you present Protects you from charges of plagiarism T T f D t ti i MLA St l Two Types of Documentation in MLA Style: In Text Citations Works Cited
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Basics of In Text Citation Author’s name, including first name the first time name mentioned, in text of your essay Note page number in parentheses—without pg. or p—at end of citation; final punctuation comes after final parenthesis If using block quotation, final punctuation comes before the information in parentheses If including author’s name in text of your essay is If including author s name in text of your essay is awkward, then put only the last name in the parentheses before the page number: (Lowe 79).
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Additional Aspects of In Text Citation L t f th i h f d t Last name of author is enough for reader to reference in Work Cited P b k it t fi d i i l Page number makes it easy to find original quotation If t th h l t i l d fi t If two authors have same last name, include first name or, if in parentheses, initial: (J M 79) (J. Mayers 79). If more than one work by same author, specify which work in essay with an abbreviation of the title, or, if in parentheses, put comma after last name and before title and use abbreviation of title: (Mayers, “A Bad Man” 79).
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Additional Aspects of In Text Citation Web sources usually don’t have page numbers, so just give author’s name MLA prefers author’s name in text instead of in parentheses If no author, mention title in text Poems: if quote all or part of 2 or 3 lines of poetry, put in quotation marks and separate lines using a slash / with a space on each side. In parentheses put line numbers (7 9).
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Additional Aspects of In Text Citation Additional Aspects of In Text Citation Work quoted in another source, put “qtd. in” Work quoted in another source, put qtd. in before the information about the indirect source: (qtd. in Bauman 9). Mention direct source of quotation in signal phrase If two or more sources support a single point, separate them with a semicolon: (Jones 8; Smith 7).
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Basics of Works Cited Page On a separate page at the end of your essay, include the Works Cited page Header: last name and page number. Page number should follow the last page number of body of your paper Center and in regular type/font: Works Cited Double space throughout No extra spaces between title and entries or between entries! No numbers for entries!
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More Basics of Works Cited “h d Use “hanging indentation” First line of citation is flush left Indent all subsequent lines for that citation one half inch Alphabetize by author’s last name or, if no author, by title “The” and “A” don’t count If you cite more than one source by same author, the
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