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Internal Citations and Works Cited Page. Writing the Rough Draft. Works Cited Page. The Works Cited page is a list of all sources you have used in your paper. Direct Quotes Summaries Paraphrases. How to Create Your Works Cited Page. Gather all of the source sheets you have

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Internal Citations and Works Cited Page

Writing the Rough Draft

Works Cited Page

  • The Works Cited page is a list of all sources you have used in your paper.

    • Direct Quotes

    • Summaries

    • Paraphrases

How to Create Your Works Cited Page

  • Gather all of the source sheets you have

  • Go to

  • Choose a source type and enter all info from your source sheet that it asks for

  • If easybib asks for something you didn’t record, try to find it. Otherwise, leave that part blank

  • If there is something on your sheet easybib doesn’t ask for, then leave it out!

Creating your works cited page….

  • Continue adding until you have added all of the sources you plan to use in the paper.

  • Do not use easybib for Ebscohost or Worldbook online—you already have those cited correctly!!!

  • When all sources have been entered, choose “export to Microsoft Word.”

Putting it all together….

  • Easybib will open a new document and properly format it for you.

  • The Word document should have a hanging indent, 12 point font, Times New Roman, etc.

  • Your sources should be listed ALPHABETICALLY by the first word of the citation.

  • You will need to manually insert any additional sources (Ebsco, Worldbook Online) where they belong ALPHABETICALLY!!!!

How to give credit as you type your rough draft…..

  • We use INTERNAL CITATIONS to show when we have paraphrased, summarized or directly quoted a fact or idea from a source.

  • In general, an internal citation includes the author’s last name and page number that the information came from. (Golding 25)

  • This information is enclosed in parenthesis at the end of the sentence where the fact/idea is located.

What if there is no author? No page?

  • MANY of your sources may not have an author or page numbers.

  • The general rule is to use whatever is listed first on the Works Cited entry.

  • Complete the “Internal Citations List” found on the O drive (under “common” in “Ridgway” folder on the O drive)

  • This list will help you to see what the citation should look like every time you cite a source. IT MAY BE DIFFERENT FOR EACH SOURCE YOU HAVE!!!!!

Examples of what an Internal Citation may look like….

  • Book with author and page numbers:

    The boy had a look about him that “proclaimed no evil” (Golding 21).

  • Entry in a printed encyclopedia:

    Whenever humans feel happy, there is a little bit of sadness, too (“Happiness” 245).

  • Online encyclopedia with no author:

    “There is no worse death than the death we die each day by not living” (“Death”).

What if you refer to the author in the text?

  • If you refer to the author before giving a direct quote, you do not have to list the author in the citation, just the page #--

    According to William Golding, “Man is evil without civilization” (312).

  • When using a quote book or concordance, refer to the speaker in text, and then cite the quote book or website as your source:

    As William Shakespeare wrote in his famous play, Hamlet, “To be or not to be? That is the question” (Bartlett 299).

What other details do I need to pay attention to????


  • The citation goes at the END of the sentence that contains the information.

  • The citation should appear BEFORE the end punctuation of the sentence.

  • If the information INSIDE the citation is a title or subject heading, it needs to be properly punctuated as well.

    …“proclaimed no evil” (Golding 21).

    …a little bit of sadness, too (“Happiness” 245).

What other details do I need to pay attention to????

  • Title page—

    MLA format does NOT require a title page. The first page of your FORMAL paper should have a heading in the upper LEFT that includes the following:

    Your name

    My name

    Advanced English 8


What other details do I need to pay attention to?

  • Double Spaced

  • Times New Roman

  • 12 point font

  • Proper heading (see previous slide)

  • Title (centered below heading)

  • Page numbers with your last name in the upper right corner of every page EXCEPT the first page

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