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Transcript of MLA Citations
located at the very beginning). Whenever information is being taken and being used for your own purposes (like a research paper or an essay on something you've never heard about or know little of), you must cite all of your sources.
You must ALWAYS cite when you are...
*quoting a source that isn't your own
*paraphrasing or summarizing a passage
*using someone's opinion that isn't your own. Key things to Cite Author-Page Citation This is how most everything is cited in MLA style. This may very exactly how you may use it, but eventually, it will end up looking simply like this: "quote" (author, #).
Only the last name of the author shall be written, do not include the first name. In place of the page can be verses (ex. 11-15)
Longer Quotations Quotations that are longer than four typed lines omit quotation marks. The parenthetical citation should come after the final punctuation mark of the quote that is being used. When quoting verse, keep the original line breaks. Do not use slashes like you would in a shorter verse quotation. You DON'T Have to Cite When... Examples of Short Quotations (This first way works for many other types of media) Book Example: "Because from now on, for you, I'll be searching for those moments of always within never. Beauty in this world." (Barbery, 325)
Poem: "And he who moves all day through heaven/ Took from their eyes the dawn of their return." (Homer, 15-16) MY Works-Cited Barbery, Muriel. The Elegance of the Hedgehog. Canada: Europa Editions. 2006.
Homer. The Odyssey. Middleux: Penguin Books, January 1946.
Proper Citations. 24, December, 2012. <http://lancefuhrer.com/proper_citations.htm> Book: Author(s). Title of Book. Place of Publication: Publisher, Year of Publication.
Part of a Book (such as an essay in a collection): Author(s). "Title of Article." Title of Collection. Ed. Editor's
Name(s). Place of Publication: Publisher, Year. Pages.
Magazine: Author(s). "Title of Article." Title of Source Day Month Year:
A webpage: Author(s). Name of Page. Date of Posting/Revision. Date of Access. <electronic address>.
Most Common Examples of Citations The information you are using is yours and yours alone, such as simple facts and opinions doesn't need to be cited in any way, shape, or form, because it's your knowledge. If you forget to cite some bizarre fact that you obviously didn't know prior to searching it, you are plaigierizing. This is steaing some other person's work and basicaly claiming it as your own. THIS IS BAD. DO NOT TRY THIS AT HOME, KIDDIES!