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Purdue University Writing Lab Cross-referencing: Using MLA Format A workshop brought to you by the Purdue University Writing Lab
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Purdue University Writing Lab Why Use MLA Format? Allows readers to cross- reference your sources easily Provides consistent format within a discipline Gives you credibility as a writer Protects yourself from plagiarism
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Purdue University Writing Lab Cross-Referencing Your Sources Cross-referencing allows readers to locate the publication information of source material. This is of great value for researchers who may want to locate your sources for their own research projects.
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Purdue University Writing Lab Using a Consistent Format Using a consistent format helps your reader understand your arguments and the sources they’re built on. It also helps you keep track of your sources as you build arguments.
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Purdue University Writing Lab Establishing Credibility The proper use of MLA style shows the credibility of writers; such writers show accountability to their source material.
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Purdue University Writing Lab Avoiding Plagiarism Proper citation of your sources in MLA style can help you avoid plagiarism, which is a serious offense. It may result in anything from failure of the assignment to expulsion from school.
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Purdue University Writing Lab Where Do I Find MLA Format? MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers, 5th ed. Composition textbooks www.mla.org OWL website: owl.english.purdue.edu Writing Lab Grammar Hotline: 494-3723
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Purdue University Writing Lab MLA Style: Two Parts Works Cited Page Parenthetical Citations
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Works Cited Page A complete list of every source that you make reference to in your essay
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