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Understanding MLA Documentation Style3
Understanding MLA Documentation Style3
Understanding MLA Documentation Style3
Understanding MLA Documentation Style3
Understanding MLA Documentation Style3
Understanding MLA Documentation Style3
Understanding MLA Documentation Style3
Understanding MLA Documentation Style3
Understanding MLA Documentation Style3
Understanding MLA Documentation Style3
Understanding MLA Documentation Style3
Understanding MLA Documentation Style3
Understanding MLA Documentation Style3
Understanding MLA Documentation Style3
Understanding MLA Documentation Style3
Understanding MLA Documentation Style3
Understanding MLA Documentation Style3
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    • 1. Understanding MLA Documentation Style
    • 2. <ul><li>In this workshop you will learn: </li></ul><ul><li>What is MLA Documentation Style </li></ul><ul><li>How to write a citation in MLA </li></ul><ul><li>How to cite sources and create your works cited page </li></ul><ul><li>How to use available tools </li></ul>
    • 3. What is MLA Style Format? <ul><li>The Paper Format </li></ul><ul><li>Punctuation and Quotations </li></ul><ul><li>Documentation of Sources and Works Cited Page </li></ul>
    • 4. Why Is MLA format used? <ul><li>Give your readers a reference to your sources </li></ul><ul><li>Acknowledge your academic debt </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid Plagiarism </li></ul>
    • 5. MLA Format Basics <ul><li>Paper Format </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1-Inch margins on all sides </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Double spaced </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>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.) </li></ul></ul>
    • 6. MLA 1 st Page Example
    • 7. How to write a citation in MLA style <ul><li>Using books (hint: copy the title page of the book) </li></ul><ul><li>This is an example of a basic book with one author: </li></ul><ul><li>Berlage, Gai Ingham. Women in Baseball: The Forgotten History. Westport: Greenwood, 1994. </li></ul><ul><li>For more examples see MLA Handbook 5.6.1 </li></ul>
    • 8. <ul><li>Using periodicals </li></ul><ul><li>This is an example of a periodical from a database: </li></ul><ul><li>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?//search.ebscohost.com>. </li></ul>
    • 9. <ul><li>Using a Web Page </li></ul><ul><li>This is an example of a web page: </li></ul><ul><li>Karper, Erin. “Creating a Thesis Statement.” The OWL at Purdue. Purdue University. 28 Sept. 2006. 30 Mar. 2007 http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/. </li></ul>
    • 10. Works Cited Page <ul><li>Start a new page </li></ul><ul><li>Title it Works Cited in the center of the page </li></ul><ul><li>Arrange entries in alphabetical order </li></ul><ul><li>First line of each entry beings at the left margin, indent additional lines ½ inch (5 spaces) This is called hanging indention </li></ul>
    • 11. Works Cited Example
    • 12. Quotations <ul><li>When using someone else’s words, you are quoting them. </li></ul><ul><li>Example: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Nathaniel Hawthorne once said, “Easy reading is damned hard writing.” </li></ul></ul>
    • 13. <ul><li>Block Quotations </li></ul><ul><li>When using a quotation longer than 4-lines, put into a block quote </li></ul><ul><ul><li>No quotation marks needed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Start a new line </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Indent 1-inch margin </li></ul></ul>
    • 14. Block Quotation Example
    • 15. Citing Your Sources <ul><li>Whenever you use somebody else’s ideas in your research paper, you must cite your sources: </li></ul><ul><li>1. Acknowledging the source in the text of your paper (in text documentation) </li></ul><ul><li>2. Giving the complete source citation in your works cited page. </li></ul>
    • 16. <ul><li>When in doubt, cite your source! </li></ul><ul><li>Quoting </li></ul><ul><li>Summarizing </li></ul><ul><li>Paraphrasing </li></ul>
    • 17. Tools available at FKCC <ul><li>Your Librarian  </li></ul><ul><li>Your Instructor </li></ul><ul><li>Books at the Library: </li></ul><ul><li>MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers (located at the desk) </li></ul><ul><li>FKCC Website http://www.fkcc.edu/links/library/ </li></ul><ul><li>Go to Citation Guides </li></ul>
    • 18. Sources used for this workshop <ul><li>Research OnLine </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.rlc.dcccd.edu/library/infolit-ol/mlasl/ </li></ul><ul><li>A Writer’s Reference by Diana Hacker 6 th Ed. </li></ul><ul><li>http://bcs.bedfordstmartins.com/writersref6e/Player/Pages/Main.aspx </li></ul><ul><li>Library Spot dictionary of quotations </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.quotationreference.com/quotefinder.php </li></ul><ul><li>MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers 6 th Ed. </li></ul>

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