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The Five Minute Citation Guide: MLA

Short presentation focused on the importance of citing sources and the basics of MLA style for College of Southern Maryland students. For projectors with 4:3 display - best viewed in full screen mode.
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Amanda VerMeulen

on 5 August 2014

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Transcript of The Five Minute Citation Guide: MLA

Why cite?
Create order from chaos
Stand on the shoulders of giants
My house
28201
60603
James
Kirk
Charlotte
Chicago
NC
Charlotte,
60603
Street
Chicago
Kirk
James
28201
"But there is always food if you know how to find it. My father knew and he taught me some before he was blown to bits in a mine explosion. I was eleven then. Five years later, I still wake up screaming for him to run" (Collins 5).
Notice how the style of the parenthetical citation changes in the two sentences.
Below, the author's name is mentioned in the text and does not need to be repeated in the citation.
Through Katniss' dreams, Collins shows the effect her father's death had, "I still wake up screaming for him to run" (5).
Resources
MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers
PE 1478 .G53 2009
Ref PE 1478 .G53 2009
,
Need help?
Visit a reference librarian
at your campus library.
Information available at http://www.csmd.edu/library
under "Library Locations."
Off campus? Call your library
for help over the phone.
The Five Minute Citation Guide: MLA
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