On the last page of your paper, you list all your sources of information. In MLA format, this is called your “Works Cited” page. Go to http://laneyeslwriting6.kern.org Click on “Formats” and then “Samples of MLA, APA and Chicago Formats”
Then, in the body of your paper, you provide in-text citations. http://www.bedfordstmartins.com/hacker/pdf/mla.pdf
The in-text citations show the reader where to look for the source on your “Works Cited” list. http://www.bedfordstmartins.com/hacker/pdf/mla.pdf
The important thing is to make it easy for your reader to find the source on the “Works Cited” list. http://www.bedfordstmartins.com/hacker/pdf/mla. pdf
For this reason, your in-text citation must begin with the same words that begin your entry on the “Works Cited” list. http://www.bedfordstmartins.com/hacker/pdf/mla.pdf
Now we will look at some basic models for the entries on your “Works Cited” list. http://laneyeslwriting6.kern.org Click on “Formats,” the click on “Instructions for APA and MLA Format .”
Here is the model for an article from a library database: http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/557/09/
Author. "Title of Article." Periodical Name Volume Number (if necessary) Publication Date: page number-page number. Database name. Service name. Library Name, City, State. Date of access <electronic address of the database>.
Smith, Martin. "World Domination for Dummies." Journal of Despotry Feb. 2000: 66-72. Expanded Academic ASAP. Gale Group Databases. Purdue University Libraries, West Lafayette, IN. 19 Feb. 2003 <http://www.infotrac.galegroup.com>.
Now, let’s try it: Go to http://laneyeslwriting6.kern.org Click on “Libraries,” then on “Laney College Library,” then on “Articles and Information,” then on “Academic OneFile.” If you need the username, it is oakl75399.
Choose an article, for example: Do a basic search for “Randy Moore, and select the first article that comes up:
Jensen, Philip A. and Randy Moore. "Students' Behaviors, Grades & Perceptions in an Introductory Biology Course.” The American Biology Teacher. 70.8 October 2008:483(5). Academic Onefile. Gale Group Data Bases. Laney College Library, Oakland, CA. 20 November 2008 <http://find.galegroup.com>.
When do you need to cite? *any direct quotation
*Any idea that you got from another author . *Any figures or statistics.
If you paraphrase another author, provide a citation!
If you use another author’s exact words , use quotation marks and provide a citation!