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Transcript of MLA Citation
Thank you for your attention!
Save yourself from plagiarism!
You don't have to memorize it!
And one more thing...
MLA citation is necessary,
but it doesn't have to be
Build your credibility
Demonstrate accountability to your source
Protects you from accusations of plagiarism
Allows teachers to track your sources
2. Works Cited
page (MLA version of bibliography)
You are not expected to memorize MLA citation! Nobody memorizes MLA citation.
This is why we have handbooks.
WHY MLA CITATION?
TWO PART PROCESS
WHAT ABOUT MACHINES?
Acceptable tool like EasyBib
Compare to handbook
2. WORKS CITED BASICS
Begin on new page
Title as Works Cited
The Everyday Writer
1. In-text Citation :
'According to ________'
Enough info to lead to a citation on Works Cited page
WHEN DO I CITE?
1. In-text Citation :
B. PARENTHETICAL CITATION
...("Bourne Overcomes" 25).
What comes first in the works cited
Page number (if any)
Shorten titles (2 - 4 words)
A. Only this title, centered.
B. Alphabetical order
C. Hanging Indent
D. General Order?
Author . Title . Publication Info. Genre.
Blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah.
Blah blah blah blah blah.
According to Schramm,
blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah
. Blah blah blah blah blah blah. Blah,
as Jones states
, blah blah.
Jones, Ben. "Too Late."
New York TImes.
NYTimes online. 25 May 2012. Web.
22 Nov 2013.
Schramm, Jane. "Running from the
10 July 1990: 20-25.
No comma needed!
Note where the period sits.
No page numbers.
A database source = complicated !