MLA/APA Workshop

a.k.a. Works Cited, References, Bibliography, Citations

Why do we use references?

References are

  1. an acknowledgement of where you got your information
  2. a signpost to others to find great resources
  3. evidence of your credibility
  4. all of the above


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Which format will you be using for this class?
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You Quote It, You Note It

To start, let's take a look at what plagiarism is, quoting vs paraphrasing, and how to embed quotes and correctly cite your references:

You Quote It, You Note It

MLA/APA Resources

1. Look at Source It. Locate how to:
  • format a page (i.e., margin, header, spacing, font)
  • create an embedded citation (i.e., what information needs to be included)
  • consult an example essay (see how to title the last page of your essay)

2. Go to Citation Maker. Match the source you would use for each of the following items:
  1. an multi-volume encyclopedia
  2. a short story
  3. a print newspaper article
  4. an article on a website
  5. a YouTube video

3. For MLA, also consult Works Cited: A Quick MLA Syle Guide and the MLA 8 Core Elements and Examples chart.

4. MLA/APA page on FMSS Library's website.

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The Perfect Score

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Go for the Epic Win!

Use Citation Maker and create properly formatted references or works cited for the following items:

Image Credits

APA Image from Jussel, Amy. “Addiction Series Part 3: Media, Medicos, & Critical Thinking.” Shaping Youth, 20 Jan. 2010, Accessed 16 Jan 2018.

Interior Of Toronto Reference Library. Photo. Encyclopædia Britannica Image Quest. Web. 28 Mar 2013.

Mario image from Haiku Deck. App. 16 Sept 2013.

Plagiarism, conceptual image. Photograph. Britannica ImageQuest, Encyclopædia Britannica, 25 May 2016. Accessed 16 Jan 2018.

MLA Image from Knobbe, Marlene. "Professional Resources." Marlene Knobbe. Accessed 16 Jan 2018.

Wooden graduate image from Haiku Deck. App. 28 Mar. 2013.

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