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MLA Citation of Sources A Plain Spoken Approach
Why Citation Is Important <ul><li>Modern Language Association (MLA) format avoids plagiarism </li></ul><ul><li>Plagiarism ...
Plagiarism <ul><li>Plagiarism is too common today. </li></ul><ul><li>There are even coupons available for it as shown belo...
MLA Citation of Sources <ul><li>Two Parts: </li></ul><ul><li>In-Text Citations (in parentheses) </li></ul><ul><li>Works Ci...
MLA Citation of Sources <ul><li>In-Text Citations are bookmarks for where sources are used </li></ul><ul><li>(Smith 78) </...
MLA Works Cited Page Entries <ul><li>Hardest Part of MLA Citation </li></ul><ul><li>Always use a book or a web site as a g...
How To Create MLA Works Cited Page Entries <ul><li>Find the type of source that you are using in your guide </li></ul><ul>...
How To Create MLA Works Cited Page Entries <ul><li>Example from a guide: </li></ul><ul><li>A book with one author: </li></...
How To Create MLA Works Cited Page Entries <ul><li>Parts of the Citation: </li></ul><ul><li>Author  </li></ul><ul><li>Last...
How To Create MLA Works Cited Page Entries <ul><li>If your source was: </li></ul><ul><li>Frankenstien  by Mary Shelley pri...
The Author <ul><li>Author’s Name always comes first in a citation (if it is available) </li></ul><ul><li>Author’s Name is ...
The Title <ul><li>The second item in a citation is the title of the work used in the essay. </li></ul><ul><li>The title ca...
More Than One Title <ul><li>If a larger work contains the work used, then the title of the larger work comes next. </li></...
Publication Information <ul><li>Next comes the city of publication </li></ul><ul><li>Only give the state if the city is no...
The Medium <ul><li>This is the way in which the source is presented </li></ul><ul><li>For Example: Print, eBook, Web, Vide...
Important Notes <ul><li>End all Works Cited Page entries with a period. </li></ul><ul><li>Never add any abbreviations that...
The End Result <ul><li>Using a guide to create your citations insures that they are correct. </li></ul><ul><li>Good things...
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  1. 1. MLA Citation of Sources A Plain Spoken Approach
  2. 2. Why Citation Is Important <ul><li>Modern Language Association (MLA) format avoids plagiarism </li></ul><ul><li>Plagiarism is defined as: </li></ul><ul><li>“ the unauthorized use or close imitation of the language and thoughts of another author and the representation of them as one's own original work, as by not crediting the author”. </li></ul><ul><li>Taken from: “Plagiarism.” In Dictionary.Com . Retrieved from http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/plagiarism </li></ul>
  3. 3. Plagiarism <ul><li>Plagiarism is too common today. </li></ul><ul><li>There are even coupons available for it as shown below: </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.flickr.com/photos/wfryer/85348757/ </li></ul><ul><li>Fryer, Wesley (Photographer). (January 11, 2006). “Coupon for plagiarism “(photo of coupon). Original in Texas Tech University Coupon Book. Lubbock, Texas . In Flickr. Retrieved October 29, 2011 from http://www.flickr.com/photos/wfryer/85348757/ (Creative Commons License). </li></ul>
  4. 4. MLA Citation of Sources <ul><li>Two Parts: </li></ul><ul><li>In-Text Citations (in parentheses) </li></ul><ul><li>Works Cited Page (end of essay) </li></ul><ul><li>Both parts are required for a correct citation. </li></ul>
  5. 5. MLA Citation of Sources <ul><li>In-Text Citations are bookmarks for where sources are used </li></ul><ul><li>(Smith 78) </li></ul><ul><li>A Works Cited Page is a full list of all source information </li></ul><ul><li>Shelley, Mary. Frankenstein . </li></ul><ul><li>New York: Norton,1997. Print. </li></ul>
  6. 6. MLA Works Cited Page Entries <ul><li>Hardest Part of MLA Citation </li></ul><ul><li>Always use a book or a web site as a guide </li></ul><ul><li>Always appears on its own page or pages </li></ul><ul><li>Ends the essay </li></ul>
  7. 7. How To Create MLA Works Cited Page Entries <ul><li>Find the type of source that you are using in your guide </li></ul><ul><li>Copy this format exactly </li></ul><ul><li>Change only the title, author, etc. as necessary </li></ul>
  8. 8. How To Create MLA Works Cited Page Entries <ul><li>Example from a guide: </li></ul><ul><li>A book with one author: </li></ul><ul><li>Sacks, Oliver. Musicophilia: Tales of Music and theBrain . New York: Knopf, 2007. Print. </li></ul><ul><li>Taken from: Hacker, Diana and Barbara Fister. (n.d.). Basic format for a book. In Research and Documentation Online. Fifth Edition. Retrieved from http://bcs.bedfordstmartins.com/resdoc5e/ </li></ul>
  9. 9. How To Create MLA Works Cited Page Entries <ul><li>Parts of the Citation: </li></ul><ul><li>Author </li></ul><ul><li>Last Name First. Book Title (in italics). </li></ul><ul><li>Sacks, Oliver. Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain . </li></ul><ul><li>City of Year </li></ul><ul><li>Publication: Publisher, Published. Medium. </li></ul><ul><li>New York: Knopf, 2007. Print. </li></ul><ul><li>Taken from: Hacker, Diana and Barbara Fister. (n.d.). Basic format for a book. In Research and Documentation Online. Fifth Edition. Retrieved from http://bcs.bedfordstmartins.com/resdoc5e/ </li></ul>
  10. 10. How To Create MLA Works Cited Page Entries <ul><li>If your source was: </li></ul><ul><li>Frankenstien by Mary Shelley printed by Norton Publishers in New York in 1997 </li></ul><ul><li>Then your citation would be: </li></ul><ul><li>Shelley, Mary. Frankenstein . New York: Norton, 1997. Print. </li></ul>
  11. 11. The Author <ul><li>Author’s Name always comes first in a citation (if it is available) </li></ul><ul><li>Author’s Name is listed as first name, last name. </li></ul><ul><li>Example: Mary Shelley = Shelley, Mary </li></ul><ul><li>After the first author, other authors are listed normally </li></ul><ul><li>Example: Shelley, Mary and Frank Baum </li></ul>
  12. 12. The Title <ul><li>The second item in a citation is the title of the work used in the essay. </li></ul><ul><li>The title can come first if there is no author or the work is anonymous. </li></ul><ul><li>From our example: </li></ul><ul><li>Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain . </li></ul>
  13. 13. More Than One Title <ul><li>If a larger work contains the work used, then the title of the larger work comes next. </li></ul><ul><li>For example, if you are using only one article from a magazine: </li></ul><ul><li>“ Article Title.” Magazine Title . </li></ul><ul><li>Example: </li></ul><ul><li>“ Why We Love Horror Movies.” Time . </li></ul>
  14. 14. Publication Information <ul><li>Next comes the city of publication </li></ul><ul><li>Only give the state if the city is not well known </li></ul><ul><li>Then comes the name of the publisher </li></ul><ul><li>Then comes the year in which the source was published </li></ul><ul><li>From our example: </li></ul><ul><li>New York: Knopf, 2007. </li></ul>
  15. 15. The Medium <ul><li>This is the way in which the source is presented </li></ul><ul><li>For Example: Print, eBook, Web, Video </li></ul><ul><li>From our example: </li></ul><ul><li>New York: Knopf, 2007. Print. </li></ul><ul><li>Most sources today are either Print or Web. </li></ul>
  16. 16. Important Notes <ul><li>End all Works Cited Page entries with a period. </li></ul><ul><li>Never add any abbreviations that are not asked for in your guide </li></ul><ul><li>Where items fall inside the citation tells your readers what each item involves. </li></ul>
  17. 17. The End Result <ul><li>Using a guide to create your citations insures that they are correct. </li></ul><ul><li>Good things come from well-documented research. </li></ul>
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