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MLA In-Text Citations for Eng. 101

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Tenille Nowak

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Not citing your borrowed information in your paper is PLAGIARISM!
These work for both paraphrased materials and for direct quotes...
Having a bibliography alone is NOT enough! You must cite IN the paper too!
(See
Rules for Writers
, p. 480-490.)
BOTH NEED TO BE CITED!!
Two different ways:
What needs to go in the citation??
- Offer the citation in the part of the sentence leading up to the paraphrased or quoted material.
- Cite material using a parenthetical reference ( ).
Remember the Bibliographies we did the other day??
$1.25
Thursday, April 10th, 2014
Vol XCIII, No. 311
Two Options:
How do I add information to my paper?
Example
Paraphrasing:
Bibliography entry
:

Miller
, Laura. "What Stanley
Kubrick got wrong about

The Shining
.”
Salon
.
Salon Media Group, 1 Oct.
2014. Web. 27 Oct. 2014.
MLA In-Text Citations
-Taking someone else's ideas, words, data, etc. and "summarizing" them into your own phrasing/wording.
Direct Quote:
-Taking someone else's ideas, words, data, etc. and copying them word-for-word into your paper.
According to
Laura Miller
, "It’s no secret that Stephen King dislikes Stanley Kubrick’s film adaptation of his 1977 novel,
The Shining
, but now that King is publishing a sequel,
Doctor Sleep
, he’s being asked once again to explain why."
As some critics note, "It’s no secret that Stephen King dislikes Stanley Kubrick’s film adaptation of his 1977 novel,
The Shining
, but now that King is publishing a sequel,
Doctor Sleep
, he’s being asked once again to explain why"
(Miller)
.
To cite information in the paper, use the
FIRST THING
in that source's Bibliography entry.
Since the Bibliography should be in alphabetical order, this makes it easy for the reader to find the correct source.
Citation in paper:
According to Laura
Miller
, "It’s no secret that Stephen King dislikes Stanley Kubrick’s film adaptation of his 1977 novel,
The Shining
, but now that King is publishing a sequel,
Doctor Sleep
, he’s being asked once again to explain why.
OR
As some critics have noted, "It’s no secret that Stephen King dislikes Stanley Kubrick’s film adaptation of his 1977 novel,
The Shining
, but now that King is publishing a sequel,
Doctor Sleep
, he’s being asked once again to explain why"
(Miller)
.
Some additional notes:
- If there are pages numbers available, use them in the parenthetical citation.
According to Laura Miller, "quote quote quote" (43).
According to some critics, "quote quote quote" (Miller 43).
- If there is no author, you still use the FIRST THING from that source's bibliography entry (article title, book title, whatever).
- It should appear EXACTLY the same in the text as it does on your bibliography (italics, quotation marks, etc.).
"What Stanley Kubric Got Wrong About

The Shining
."
Salon
. Salon Media
Group, 1 Oct. 2014. Web. 27 Oct. 2014.
According to the article "What Stanley Kubric Got Wrong About
The Shining
," "Quote quote quote."

As some sources have noted, "Quote quote quote" ("What Stanley Kubric Got Wrong About
The Shining
").
NEVER use the URL/website as your citation!
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