The in-text citations tell the reader who you are quoting and what page or paragraph you are quoting from.
Many of your professors will expect you to write in MLA format, which means that you are citing sources that have a very specific way of looking on the page.
In order to write in MLA format, you must have two things: in-text citations and a Works Cited page.
— expanded section on organizing the Works Cited list, since several readers asked for clarification.
Are you familiar with the proper formatting techniques? If the month, year and day are there, cite them all.
The following pages give you some questions to answer, then let you push a button to get an individual works-cited entry.
MLA-Style Bibliography Builder: Create Works Cited Entries by Filling in a Form If you prefer a more narrative explanation, see Purdue OWL’s handouts for how to create a bibliography entry for a book, an article in a periodical (such as a journal or newspaper), or an electronic source (such as an email, web page or a You Tube clip).
Your research paper ends with a list of all the sources cited in the text of the paper. See an example in the "Sample Paper & Works Cited List" box on this page.
When you are quoting in MLA format, you are using outside sources, and they must be cited or else you are committing plagiarism.
Jerz MLA Style Papers See the step-by-step instructions for formatting an MLA-style paper.
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