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In-Text Citations

Why, When, and How to cite sources in a research paper

Dan Kraft

on 5 May 2013

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Transcript of In-Text Citations

Citations Works Cited Page But more on that later. We'll be using the MLA format for this research paper the Works Cited page is where you list your citations Acknowledge where your information comes from
Give your work credibility by providing evidence of your research
Demonstrate the authenticity of your information
Helps your readers to locate your information sources
Finally... WHY do we cite a source? WHEN do we cite a source? Direct Indirect Direction Quotation Indirect Quotation You must acknowledge when you are using someone's intelluctual property. WARNING Plagiarism is dishonest and immoral. Wrongful appropriation of intellectual property carries serious penalities that can be easily avoided by proper citation. Failure to do so can carry heavy consequences. A report of the exact words of an author or speaker. A direct quote must always be placed in quotation marks and cite the proper source. Your own rendition of essential information and ideas expressed by someone else, presented in a new form
It is a legitimate way, when used with proper citation, to borrow from a source HOW do we cite a source? Use a citation whenever you make a claim that is not based on a well-known fact or common knowledge. When you make a claim that can be challenged
To offer an authoritative or expert opinion to support your point
Any time you borrow an idea Types of Quotations Simply reference the author of the work and supply the page number. This can be done parenthetically or worked into the sentence. Reseach Paper: WHY, WHEN, and HOW to Cite Also known as Paraphrasing
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