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How to Cite Sources in MLA Format

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Josiah Smith

on 19 November 2013

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direct use of information
When you incorporate a direct quotation into a sentence, you must cite the source. Fit quotations within your sentences, making sure the sentences are grammatically correct.

"An investment in Knowledge pays the best interest"
parenthetical citation
Place parenthetical citations at the end of the sentence you are paraphrasing and quoting. For example: The destruction of the Argentine is due to many socioeconomic factors (Taylor 33).

Even when quoting, place the parenthetical citations after the quotations. For example: "Mamma always said stupid is as stupid does" (Gump 89).
indirect use of information
Even if you put information in your own words by summarizing or paraphrasing, you must cite the original author or researcher as well as the page or paragraph numbers.

Ex. Benjamin Franklin once said that investing in knowledge leads to the best results.
In this he meant that by putting effort to advancing your intelligence, you in the end would be better rewarded then had you not.
How to Cite Sources in MLA Format
When conducting a research paper Citing is incredibly important as it is the basis of your report. Citing shows the readers where you acquired your study, it also shows whether the sources you used are credible and knowledgeable in that particular topic.
works cited page

Perhaps the most important page in your report. This page shows every site and resource you used to acquire the information used in your essay.

It is to be placed in Alphabetical order, using hanging indents
Using Books
Books are a positive source of valid information. On top of being more acessible they also are easy to gather any citing information
web pages
web sites are also good sources of data. They have the advantage of being more easily accessible then books, but risk being less accurate.
video
Sources for project
https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/08/
If the quotation will run to more than 4 lines in your paper, you must use a block format in which the quotation is indented 1 inch from the left margin, double spaced with no quotation marks


http://rdc.libguides.com/content.php?pid=51106&sid=2837044
Parenthetical citing is used to cite sources, where it may be quotes or paraphrases, in your essay.
http://www.easybib.com/help/paren
Texas Society for Biomedical Research. "Animal Welfare Is Different Than Animal Rights."
Animal Experimentation. Ed. Susan C. Hunnicutt. Detroit: Greenhaven Press, 2013. Issue. Rpt. from "Animal Welfare and Animal Rights." 2011. Opposing Viewpoints In Context. Web. 6 Nov. 2013.
It shows the author the web page has a URL link that allows easier accessibility and a time/date that shows when it was last entered and updated
site information that comes form a cinematic source including online videos, movies, television and digital files. These sources vary in accuracy but are easy to acquire information and quotations from
https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/09/
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