By: Blake Ommen
Mid-Continent: (http://www.mymcpl.org) (2000 500 114 9413)
EBSCO Host: (http://web.b.ebscohost.com)
And More Located: (http://lakeview.parkhill.k12.mo.us)
When at the lakeview website go to....
1. Look at About are school""
2. Get to "Research"tab
3. Click on "EBSCO HOST""
How to gather revant information
How to Look For Keywords
How to decide whether a website or resource is credible
Paraphrasing, Quoting, and Summarizing
What is Plagiarism?
What MLA Citation Is
In MLA style, referring to the works of others in your text is done by using what is known as parenthetical citation. This method involves placing relevant source information in parentheses after a quote or a paraphrase.
- The source information required in a parenthetical citation depends (1.) upon the source medium (e.g. Print, Web, DVD) and (2.) upon the source’s entry on the Works Cited (bibliography) page.
- Any source information that you provide in-text must correspond to the source information on the Works Cited page. More specifically, whatever signal word or phrase you provide to your readers in the text, must be the first thing that appears on the left-hand margin of the corresponding entry in the Works Cited List.
An example of MLA citation for this website looks like is...
"Welcome to the Purdue OWL." Purdue OWL: MLA Formatting and Style Guide. Web. 15 Oct. 2015.
Some in-text citation basics and examples are...
In-text citations: Author-page style
MLA format follows the author-page method of in-text citation. This means that the author's last name and the page number(s) from which the quotation or paraphrase is taken must appear in the text, and a complete reference should appear on your Works Cited page. The author's name may appear either in the sentence itself or in parentheses following the quotation or paraphrase, but the page number(s) should always appear in the parentheses, not in the text of your sentence. For example:
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).