Provided by Purdue Online Writing Lab (Barf). MLA Citations. Giving credit to the work of others Giving reference to the work in your own writing Placing source information in parentheses after a quote or paraphrase. What are Citations?.
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Any source information provided in the text of your work must correspond to your Works Cited page
When quoting or paraphrasing the work of somebody else, you must include the author’s name and the page number from which you took the information
Wordsworth stated that Romantic poetry was marked by a "spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings" (263).
Romantic poetry is characterized by the "spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings" (Wordsworth 263).
Wordsworth extensively explored the role of emotion in the creative process (263).In Text Citation
On your Works Cited page, you need to include the work you cited in your writing
Wordsworth, William. Lyrical Ballads. London: Oxford U.P., 1967. Print.
Last name, First. Book Title.Where Published: Publisher, Year Published. Medium Published.Works Cited Citation
Aristotle. Poetics. Trans. S. H. Butcher. The Internet Classics Archive. Web Atomic and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 13 Sept. 2007. Web. 4 Nov. 2008. ‹http://classics.mit.edu/›.Example: Electronic
The Purdue OWL Family of Sites. The Writing Lab and OWL at Purdue and Purdue U, 2008. Web. 28 October 2012. http://owl.english.purdue.edu/writinglab/.
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