Qw: What does it mean to cite your sources? MLA Paper Formatting Times New Roman, 12 pt. font DOUBLE SPACE No extra spaces between paragraphs Page Number Header MLA Sample Paper http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/ 747/13/ Header FIRST LINE OF REGULAR TEXT, LEFT JUSTIFIED, DOUBLE SPACED 1. Name 2. Teacher 3. Class 4. Due Date John Smith Ms. Brooks English 2, Per. 2 8 Dec 2014 Page Number/Name 1. 2. 3. Insert: “Page Number” Click in front of the page number Type your last name EX: Brooks 1 Name Teacher Class Due Date Citing Your Sources is… “… the way you tell your readers that certain material in your work came from another source. It also gives your readers the information necessary to find that source again.” (http://www.plagiarism.org/plag_article_what_is_citation.html) General MLA Works Cited Guidelines Sources should be listed in alphabetical order by first word in entry Double space Hanging indent MLA Sample Works Cited Page http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/ 747/12/ MLA Works Cited Page Go to www.easybib.com Let’s create a works cited page with a book as one of our sources. Other citation sources: Purdue Owl, Citation Machine Interview Interview name, date, “interview” EX: Fuller, Ted. 24 Nov. 2014. Interview. Class Survey Class Survey. 10 Nov. 2014. In-Text Citations WHY do we cite our sources in the text? No plagiarism: give credit where credit is due To show our readers where we got the information To connect to our Works Cited page so readers can find our cited material and more information In-Text Citations WHEN do we cite sources in our text? Direct quotes “Blah, blah” (source). Specific facts and numbers 90% of statistics are made up on the spot (source). Paraphrased material: any information you paraphrase from a source that isn’t common knowledge (source). In-text Citations HOW do we do in-text citations? From Works Cited page: (Author’s last name pg. #). OR (“First Two words of Entry” pg.#). If there is no page number-leave it out Period goes AFTER the closing parenthesis In-text citations Danhof, Clarence H. Change in Agriculture: The Northern United States, 1820-1870. Cambridge: Harvard UP, 1969. Print. In Text: “The change in agriculture shows that…” (Danhof 1821). Change in Agriculture: The Northern United States, 1820-1870. Cambridge: Harvard UP, 1969. Print. In Text: “The change in agriculture shows that…” (“Change in Agriculture” 1821).