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  • 1.  In-text citations tell us which information came from which source.  For ALL information that has been quoted, paraphrased, or summarized.  Help readers distinguish between the writer’s thoughts and outside information.  They’re always important, but especially when using more than one source in a paper.
  • 2.  Format:  (Author’slastname page#). Use this format for ITW.  (Author’slastname). Use this format for the articles. ▪ When no page number is present.  (“Article title” page#). ▪ When no author’s name is present.  (“Article title”). ▪ When there is no author and no page numbers.
  • 3.  Mix things up!  Use some of the information that would have gone in the parenthetical citation in the sentence instead.  The author can sympathize with Chris because he has attempted to live out similar dreams (Krakauer 135).  In his book, Into theWild, about McCandless, Krakauer can sympathize with Chris because he has attempted to live out similar dreams (135).  On page 135, Krakauer exposes his ability to sympathize with McCandless because he has attempted to live out similar dreams.
  • 4.  Use a shortened version of the title instead.  Titles of books belong in italics.  Titles of articles belong in quotation marks.  “Additionally, if the author's name is not mentioned in the sentence, you would format your citation with the author's name followed by a comma, followed by a shortened title of the work, followed, when appropriate, by page numbers” (“MLA In-Text Citations”).
  • 5.  According to Krakauer, “it wasn’t arrogance that had killed him, it was ignorance” (“How Chris”).This quote not only makes me question this man’s motives for writing the story, but also how he could “claim to be an impartial biographer” when he has clearly passed judgment about McCandless (Krakauer, Into theWild, ii). Notice that I used roman numerals because I quoted the author’s note/ preface.
  • 6.  “Any source information that you provide in-text must correspond to the source information on theWorks Cited page” (“MLA In-Text Citations”).  The information you give in your in-text citation must be the first thing in the corresponding Works Cited entry (“MLA In-Text Citations”).  *Whether your in-text citation is embedded or parenthetical.
  • 7.  Use MLA format.  Use, your planner, or Noodle Tools to create the entry for the appropriate kind of source.  If it’s Into theWild, use the book format.  Check your articles for their citations (@ bottom).
  • 8.  Start on a new page.  Double-space everything.  Entries should appear in alphabetical order.  Indent the second and subsequent lines of each entry.  Center the words “Works Cited” at the top of the page.  No underline, no bold, no formatting.
  • 9.  List works alphabetically by title.  Remember to ignore articles like A, An, andThe.  Provide the author’s name in last name, first name format for the first entry only.  For each following entry by the same author, use three hyphens and a period. Works Cited Krakauer, Jon. "How Chris McCandless Died." The NewYorker. Condé Nast, 12 Sept. 2013.Web. 18 Mar. 2014. ---. Into theWild. NewYork: Anchor Books, 1997. Print.
  • 10. "MLA In-Text Citations:The Basics." Purdue OWL: MLA Formatting and Style Guide. Purdue University.Web. 23 Mar. 2014.