MLA Format and Citing Sources Avoiding Plagiarism.
MLA Format and Citing SourcesAvoiding PlagiarismMLA Format Review12-pt. Times New Roman Font1-Inch MarginsDouble-SpacedHeader with Page NumbersProper HeadingSample Paper FormatSmith 1Smith 1Smith 4R. SmithMs. English TeacherEnglish 9, Per. 221 March 2010How to Make the GradeWhat does it take to make a great grade on a research paper? Besides great research, the writer must present the paper in a logical fashion following all the elements of writing. Those elements include citations, language, and grammar/mechanics. Other elements to consider are formatting, preliminary work, and required elements.What is a Works Cited Page?A Works Cited page is a list that names all of the reference sources a writer has included in his or her research paper. All sources MUST be listed to avoid PLAGIARISM, which is taking someone's words or ideas as if they were your own.Where is a Works Cited page?A works cited page appears as a separate page after your essay to show all of the sources you have referenced in your writing.It is considered the last page of your essay and should be numbered accordingly.In other words, page 5 of a 5-page paper.What is the format?12-point Times New Roman font1-inch MarginsDouble SpacedTitle is in normal font, NOT larger, bold, or underlined Entries will appear in alphabetical orderEach entry must have a hanging indentShakespeare, William. The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet. McDougal Littell Literature, 2008 edition. Evanston: McDougal Littell, 2008. 940-1049. Print.Sample Works Cited FormatSmith 4Smith 1Smith 2Works CitedBlandford, Elisabeth. How to Write the Best Research Paper Ever! New York: Pieces of Learning, 1998. Print.Elements of Language: Third Course. Austin: Holt, Rinehart, Winston, 2002. Print.Expository Research Paper. Whiteland: Whiteland Community High School, 2010. Print.MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers. 7th ed. New York: The Modern Language Association of America, 2009. Print.Works Cited EntriesWorks cited entries look different depending on the type of work you are referencing.There is a special formula for each type of source material. You must follow these formulas CAREFULLY to receive credit. Pay special attention to the types of punctuation used. Basics of Every EntryAuthorTitle (or titles)Publication InformationDate of PublicationPage NumbersMediumOther InformationBasics of Every EntryIf any item is missing, skip it! Move on to the next item on the list.ExampleReference Article with no author.Ginsburg, Ruth Bader. Whos Who in America. 62nd ed. 2008. Print.How to Cite aBOOK!Format:Author. Title. City: Publisher, Year. Print.Examples:Carr, John le. The Tailor of Panama. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1996. Print.McCarthy, Cormac. The Road. New York: Vintage International, 2006. Print.How to Cite aNewspaper ArticleFormat:Author. Title of Article. Title of Newspaper Date of publication, edition: section page number. Print.Example:Jeromack, Paul. This Once, A David of the Art World Does Goliath a Favor. New York Times 13 July 2002, New England ed.: A13+. Print.How to Cite aMagazine ArticleFormat:Author. Title of Article. Title of Magazine Date of Publication: Page Numbering. Print.Example:Wood, Jason. Spellbound. Sight and Sound Dec. 2005: 28-30. Print.How to Cite anArticle in a Reference BookFormat:Author. Title of Article. Title of Book. Editor. Publication Information. City: Publisher, Year. Print.Example:Allen, Anita L. Privacy in Health Care. Encyclopedia of Bioethics. Ed. Steven G. Post. 3rd ed. Vol. 4. New York: Macmillan-Thompson, 2004. Print.How to Cite anArticle in a Scholarly JournalFormat: Author. Title of the Article. Title of Journal Publication Information (Date): Page number. Print.Examples:Barthelme, Frederick. Architecture. Kansas Quarterly 13.3-4 (1981): 77-80. Print.Williams, Linda. Of Kisses and Ellipses: The Long Adolescence of American Movies. Critical Inquiry 32.2 (2006): 288-340. Print.There are also formats forBooks with Multiple AuthorsAnthologiesReviewsPamphletsEditorialsIf you want to use any of these items, see me!How to Cite aPage of a WebsiteFormat:Author. Title of Work. Title of Website. Publisher or Sponsor, Date of Publication. Web. Date of Access.(If publisher or sponsor is not available, include N.p. If date of publication is not available, include N.d.)Examples:Tyre, Peg. Standardized Tests in College?. Newsweek. Newsweek, 16 Nov. 2007. Web. 15 May 2008.Hourly News Summary. National Public Radio. Natl. Public Radio, 20 July 2007. Web. 20 July 2007.How to Cite aWork from a DatabaseTo cite a work from a periodical in an online database, such as a newspaper or magazine article, begin the entry by following the recommendations for the original print source. If the original page numbers are available, include them. If only the starting page number is given include it+. If no page numbers are given, include n. pag.How to Cite aWork from a DatabaseFormat: ALWAYS end the entry withTitle of Database. Web. Date of Access. Examples:Chan, Evans. Postmodernism and Hong Kong Cinema. Postmodern Culture 10.3 (2000): n. pag. Project Muse. Web. 5 June 2008. Lal, Ananda. Letter. TDR 51.3 (2007): 17-18. Project Muse. Web. 30 Nov. 2007.There are also formats forInterviewsLectures and SpeechesTV BroadcastsVideos, Film, or DVDsLegal SourcesMore!If you want to use any of these items, see me!Works Cited (For this PowerPoint!)MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers. 7th ed. New York: The Modern Language Association of America, 2009. Print.