The works cited page helps you to be like
an open book to your readers. It is—
•An alphabetical complete list of sources
used in your paper.
•Gives readers important information as to
where you found your source.
•Makes your research more credible.
Bierce, Ambrose. “Academy.” The Devil’s Dictionary. The Collected
Works Of Ambrose Bierce. Vol. 7. New York: Neale, 1911. N.
pag. The Ambrose Bierce Project. Web. 24 Jan. 2011. <http://
Bordo, Susan. “The Moral Content of Nabokov‟s Lolita.” Aesthetic
Subjects. Ed. Pamela R. Matthews and David McWhirter.
Minneapolis: U of Minnesota P, 2003. 125-52. Print.
Eaves, Morris, Robert Essick, and Joseph Viscomi, eds. The William
Blake Archive. Lib. Of Cong., 28 Sept. 2007. Web. 20 Nov.
Lansbury, Angela. Interview. Off-Camera: Conversations with the
Makers Of Prime-Time Television. By Richard Levison and
William Link. New York: Plume-NAL, 1986. 72-86. Print.
Include in the Works Cited
When you put a works cited
•Author’s last name, first name
•Title of work
•If it is a print publication, the
word print needs to be at the end.
Summarizing facts and/or ideas from a source
•Using a large passage from a source and
putting the information in your own words.
Paraphrasing facts and/ or ideas from a source
•Using a large passage from a source but
changing the phrasing into your own words.
Using parenthetical citations in the text of
If there is no author use an abbreviated
version of the title and page number (if
there is one).
Women were also treated with
electroshock therapy to maintain
muscle tone, which was due to the
lack of mobility of the patients (“Rest
Using parenthetical citations in the text of your paper for long
quotes is different than for short quotes:
In “The Yellow Wallpaper”, the narrator is diagnosed with female
hysteria by her husband:
he does not believe I am sick! And what can one do? If a
physician of high standing, and one's own husband,
assures friends and relatives that there is nothing the
matter with one but temporary nervous depression—a
hysterical tendency—what is one to do?...Personally, I
disagree with their ideas...excitement and change, would
do me some good. (Gilman 380)
The narrator's comments symbolizes women's early struggle with
Using Long Quotes in the Text
Using MLA might
be a challenge,
but it is worth
the effort to do
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