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How to Cite Sources

A short presentation on MLA citation that uses http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/section/2/11/ as a guide.
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Tom Cooper

on 23 January 2013

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Transcript of How to Cite Sources

Tutorial of OWL Citation Resource How to Cite Using MLA! What Does It Mean to Cite? Two Parts of Citing In-Text Citations This is when you put information in parenthesis after the quote or fact you are citing.

Further info: http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/02/ "Citing" means to point out to the reader where you got your information.

This makes it possible for the reader to check the validity (truthfulness) of the author's claims.

Citing makes you a more reliable author! There are two parts to every citation:
the in-text citation
and its corresponding entry in your Works Cited page.

But does that mean? Works Cited Page Your works cited page is where you list all of the sources you used in your paper.

- Works cited entries should begin with the author's name.
- Works cited entries should be in alphabetical order.
- Works cited entries should be double spaced. Further Guidelines:
http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/05/ Practice! Take the information you gathered in your Do Now and format it into a proper works cited entry. Use this model: Lastname, Firstname. Title of Book. City of

Publication: Publisher, Year of

Publication. Medium of Publication. Underline book title instead of italicizing it when you handwrite
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