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  1. How to reference sources in MLA format

  2. From an author in a book • 10. Find page 113 in Lynch’s book Find something about what Lynch thinks of Mao as a womanizer. How would you cite this in-text AND then note down how it would be written in a bibliography? • In-text • According to Lynch he believed Mao was a womanizer. (113) • Bibliography • Lynch, M. The Peoples Republic of China 1949-76. London: HodderEducation, 2008. Print. • Name of author, name of book, place of publication, name of publisher, date of publication, type of source

  3. From a quote in a book • Lowe, p413, Source A. First sentence. • How to write it in-text • Snow states, “I had to admit that most of the peasants to whom I talked seemed to support the communists and the Red Army.”(qtd in Lowe, 413). • How to write it in a bibliography • Lowe, Norman. Modern World History. Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan, 2005. Print.

  4. Example CMargaret Sanger was thought to be primarily responsible for the introduction of birth control in this country (Kennedy 251).orDavid Kennedy says that Margaret Sanger was primarily responsible for the introduction of birth control in this country (251).Sentences in your own words about the idea(s) of an author are treated in much the same way. Here there are no quotation marks because you are describing an author's idea, not quoting word-for-word. This is called "paraphrasing" and is as important to cite correctly as if it were a direct quote.

  5. From a quote in a book • Lynch, p60 • How to write it in-text According to Wang, “At the very last minute I discovered my biscuits…..”(qtd in Lynch, 60) • How to write it in a bibliography • Lynch, Michael. The Peoples Republic of China, 1949-76. 2nd ed. London: Hodder Education, 2008. Print.

  6. From a quote in a book • Lowe p420 • How to write it in-text • According to Gittings, life for most China improved after Mao’s death, (qtd in Lowe, 420) • How to write it in a bibliography • Lowe, Norman. Modern World History. Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan, 2005. Print.

  7. From an online database • http://www.socialstudies.abc-clio.com/MultiHome/Default.aspx • How to cite in-text? • According to ABC-CLIO, Mao was a great visionary and one of history's deadliest tyrants. • How to write in a bibliography? • "Mao Zedong." World History: The Modern Era. ABC-CLIO, 2010. Web. 24 Apr. 2010

  8. From an author on an online database • http://www.socialstudies.abc-clio.com/MultiHome/Default.aspx • How to cite in-text? • According to Rosa Luxemburg, the scene had changed fundamentally. • How to write in a bibliography? • "Rosa Luxemburg: The War and the Workers (1916)." World History: The Modern Era. ABC-CLIO, 2010. Web. 24 Apr. 2010.