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    • 1. Understanding MLA Documentation Style
    • 2.
      • In this workshop you will learn:
      • What is MLA Documentation Style
      • How to write a citation in MLA
      • How to cite sources and create your works cited page
      • How to use available tools
    • 3. What is MLA Style Format?
      • The Paper Format
      • Punctuation and Quotations
      • Documentation of Sources and Works Cited Page
    • 4. Why Is MLA format used?
      • Give your readers a reference to your sources
      • Acknowledge your academic debt
      • Avoid Plagiarism
    • 5. MLA Format Basics
      • Paper Format
        • 1-Inch margins on all sides
        • Double spaced
        • Create a header that numbers all pages consecutively in the upper right-hand corner, one-half inch from the top and flush with the right margin. (Note: Your instructor may ask that you omit the number on your first page. Always follow your instructor's guidelines.)
    • 6. MLA 1 st Page Example
    • 7. How to write a citation in MLA style
      • Using books (hint: copy the title page of the book)
      • This is an example of a basic book with one author:
      • Berlage, Gai Ingham. Women in Baseball: The Forgotten History. Westport: Greenwood, 1994.
      • For more examples see MLA Handbook 5.6.1
    • 8.
      • Using periodicals
      • This is an example of a periodical from a database:
      • Madison, Gray. “Jobs Decline for Black Men Without a College Education.” Crisis Sept.-Oct. 2006: 9. Academic Search Premier. EBSCO. Florida Keys Community Coll. Lib., Key West. 30 Mar. 2007 <http?//>.
    • 9.
      • Using a Web Page
      • This is an example of a web page:
      • Karper, Erin. “Creating a Thesis Statement.” The OWL at Purdue. Purdue University. 28 Sept. 2006. 30 Mar. 2007
    • 10. Works Cited Page
      • Start a new page
      • Title it Works Cited in the center of the page
      • Arrange entries in alphabetical order
      • First line of each entry beings at the left margin, indent additional lines ½ inch (5 spaces) This is called hanging indention
    • 11. Works Cited Example
    • 12. Quotations
      • When using someone else’s words, you are quoting them.
      • Example:
        • Nathaniel Hawthorne once said, “Easy reading is damned hard writing.”
    • 13.
      • Block Quotations
      • When using a quotation longer than 4-lines, put into a block quote
        • No quotation marks needed
        • Start a new line
        • Indent 1-inch margin
    • 14. Block Quotation Example
    • 15. Citing Your Sources
      • Whenever you use somebody else’s ideas in your research paper, you must cite your sources:
      • 1. Acknowledging the source in the text of your paper (in text documentation)
      • 2. Giving the complete source citation in your works cited page.
    • 16.
      • When in doubt, cite your source!
      • Quoting
      • Summarizing
      • Paraphrasing
    • 17. Tools available at FKCC
      • Your Librarian 
      • Your Instructor
      • Books at the Library:
      • MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers (located at the desk)
      • FKCC Website
      • Go to Citation Guides
    • 18. Sources used for this workshop
      • Research OnLine
      • A Writer’s Reference by Diana Hacker 6 th Ed.
      • Library Spot dictionary of quotations
      • MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers 6 th Ed.