Posted by john on Friday, November 23, 2012 at 12:27pm.
Before you go any further with all this, be sure to read and study EVERYTHING on this webpage:
Then read and study all this:
You need to have each source of information cited in TWO places:
1. the Works Cited page that is placed after the last page of your paper, and
2. in parentheses in the text of your paper, immediately after the quotation or paraphrase.
For example, this would go on the Works Cited page (with proper indentation for the second and following lines):
Du Bois, W.E.B. The Souls of Black Folk. Chicago, 1903. Project Bartleby. Ed. Steven van Leeuwen. Dec. 1995. Columbia U. 2 Dec. 2003
... and this would go immediately after the quotation or whatever:
The information in parentheses in the text needs to be as brief as possible. That's why there's a Works Cited page – for all the details of the listing.
This is a good place for information on citing in MLA format:
Hold your cursor over the words CITING SOURCES in the left column and then click on whatever type of source you need help with. Many examples will show up. You will get two examples for each type of reference – one for the Works Cited page and one for the parenthetical (in-text) citation.
You can also see what a Works Cited page looks like – click on Sample Works Cited in the left column.
If you need to cite in APA or another format, go here:
Use the column at the left as a table of contents.
This will help you with APA bibliographies.
Also for APA.
And here’s an excellent site to give you guidance on how to use quotations well in your papers, long or short: http://www.unc.edu/depts/wcweb/handouts/quotations.html
Once you have revised your paper to indicate quoted elements and cited each one properly, re-post if you want someone to check your work.
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