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  1. 1. MLA Citations Works Cited Page You are required to complete a Works Cited page about research you might do on a President. A works cited page is where you list all of the references that you used in a paper. Refer to page 2 of your Giant Sequoia handout.
  2. 2. Step 1: <ul><li>Open up a blank Microsoft Word document. Be sure to put a header (last name and page number) on the page. </li></ul><ul><li>Title your document – Works Cited. Be sure to center your title. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Header Title Click on the video on the right to see how to insert a header.
  4. 4. Choose your President <ul><li>Go to the library and fill out the form for The World Book Encyclopedia. You will then input this information into the Son of Citation web site form. </li></ul><ul><li>This form can be found on the following web site. ( ) On the left hand side of the page you will find the MLA link. Click on MLA and then, under Print, click on Encyclopedia or other reference work. </li></ul><ul><li>The form will open and you will complete the form. When you are finished, click submit. </li></ul><ul><li>The new page will consist of text in a grayed out box. Highlight the text in the box, right click and copy. Then paste that information into your Works Cited Page. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Finding information using an encyclopedia <ul><li>The following images will indicate where information is located in an encyclopedia. </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>The author’s first and last name can be found at the end of the article before the biographical information. It is usually very, very small print. </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>The title of your article will be your President’s name: first name, last name. The Edition and Volume number are found on the spine of the book. </li></ul>Edition Volume
  8. 8. <ul><li>The Publishing City and Publishing Company can be found on the inside page. For encyclopedias the edition date is the same as the year published. Your pages numbers are the pages from the beginning of your presidential article to the end. </li></ul>
  9. 10. Insert Information <ul><li>Now that you have the information you need from the encyclopedia, you need to insert it into Son of Citation. </li></ul><ul><li>Watch the video to the right for more information. </li></ul>
  10. 11. Selecting an appropriate web site <ul><li>To select an appropriate web site, first Google your president. </li></ul><ul><li>You will find many options. </li></ul>
  11. 12. Wading through <ul><li>Select sites that offer the best information. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>.gov – government sites </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>.edu – educational sites </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>.org - organizations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>.net – sites about the internet </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>.biz – business sites </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>.com – commercial sites </li></ul></ul><ul><li>For our purposes, choose a site with .gov, .edu, or .org. </li></ul>
  12. 13. Completing your Works Cited page <ul><li>Finish your Works Cited page by included a resource from a web document. </li></ul><ul><li>Refer to you handout for information concerning how to site this resource. </li></ul><ul><li>Insert information into Son of Citation Machine and cut and paste the formatted information. </li></ul>
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