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Citing a Website

by: Daniella & Bridget 8B
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Bridget Steinetz

on 30 April 2010

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Transcript of Citing a Website

How to Cite a Web Source in MLA Format

By Bridget and Daniella
8B Citation: The act of citing. The quoting or listing of a source to give credit to the person who made it. It is a reference to a published or unpublished source that acknowledges the work of the author. Reasons for Citing Works Citation Definition Why do we cite things? Can you imagine if someone took your information and didn’t give you credit for YOUR work? Well that is one of the main reasons for citing your sources. We need to give credit to the people who wrote the information because it is their own and not citing as theirs would be known as plagiarism. Also a benefit to citing your sources and information is that if you or your teacher ever need to go back to reference something it is extremely easy to do that.
•Author (if present)
•Title of Article
•Publisher of Website
•Date of Access
•Date of Publication
•Tell Where the Source is Found (WEB)
Things We Need in a Citation Example Last, First. Title of Article. Sponsor/Publisher, Date of Publication or Last Updated. Web. Date of Access.

Wilson, Cintra. What’s in a Label? Say it in French. The New York Times, 2010. Web. 21 April 2010.
How to Put It Together First you want to find the author of the website and list it last name, first name and put a period after it.( if there is no author skip to the title of the article) Then find the title of the article and put it after the name of the author in italics and add a period in after. Then find the publisher or sponsor of the website and the date of publication or last updated. First put in the sponsor and then the date of publication, separating them with a comma and putting a period after. Next you will want to put in the type of medium the information was found in, in our case, web and finish it off with a period. Finally you want to put in the date of access in MLA formatting by first putting the numerical date then the month and finally the year ending the entire citation with a final period. Hanging Indent The whole citation thing must have a hanging indent which means if your citation is more than one line the following lines must be indented. You can use the tools in Microsoft word to program a hanging indent for certain sections of your publication. How you do this is by looking at the top of you Microsoft publication where you see a small blue iconic image that looks like an hour glass. To make the hanging indent take the bottom portion of the image and drag it over to the first long line on the ruler. This will ensure you have a hanging indent on every citation. When you are ready to be done with the indent simply move it back to the place it was in the beginning. We hope you now know how to cite web sources correctly! Thank You!
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