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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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What are 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?


Guidelines

Guidelines


In text citation

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


Works cited 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


If no author

Cite with the title of the work cited in your writing

Parenthetical: shorten the name of the title and include the page number

Works Cited:begin with the title then continue

If No Author…


Electronic source

  • Need to include: cited in your writing

    • Author of page

    • Article name in quotation marks

    • Title of website/project/book in italics

    • Publisher information (name and date)

    • Page numbers, if applicable

    • Medium of publication (web)

    • Date you accessed the material

    • The web address

Electronic Source


Example electronic

Aristotle.  cited in your writingPoetics. 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


Source

The Purdue OWL Family of Sites cited in your writing. The Writing Lab and OWL at Purdue and Purdue U, 2008. Web. 28 October 2012. http://owl.english.purdue.edu/writinglab/.

PLEASE…use this site if you get stuck!!

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