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I am supposed to cite my sources using the MLA format. I am trying to cite a source for these two sites.
one is for the jarvik heart
and the other is for life gift.
I am having trouble finding information such as
name of the author, name of editor or compiler, and publication information.
Any ideas?

  • English -

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    Hold your cursor over CITING SOURCES and then click on the type of resource you need information for.

    Are you still hunting for articles? Or do you have the articles and don't know how to cite them?


  • English -

    I have two sources.
    They aren't really articles.
    I'm doing my paper on the jarvik 2000.
    One site is just the main jarvik heart site.
    The other site is a organ donation site.
    I got information from both sites, but they aren't really articles.
    My handout has like seven different types of websites and how to cite them.
    I just don't even know where to look for the information I need to site them

  • English -

    You need to have each website 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 any quotation or paraphrase.

    For example, this will 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 will go immediately after the quotation or whatever in your paper:
    (Du Bois)

    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.


    At that MLA website I gave you above, hold your cursor over the words CITING SOURCES in the left column and then click on Electronic Sources/Internet. 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'll find a list of what needs to be included -- in order. Keep in mind that not all those things in the list will be included. Perhaps you'll have only 5 or 6 of those items.

    You can also see what a Works Cited page looks like – click on Sample Works Cited in the left column.

    Let me know if you have further questions.


  • English -

    Thanks for all the help :)
    One last question though..
    Some sources don't have an author, so on my work cited page, the citation starts with the title.
    When I include the citation in my paper, do I just use the title?
    Some of my titles are longer.
    I saw in this example thing they just used the first word of the title.
    But what if the first word is the?
    I can't really have a paper that is cited like this..
    info info info (the)

  • English -

    You're right -- if there's no author, you start with the title.

    Then in the paper, you'd have something like this to abbreviate a long title:

    info info info (The Briefest Way...).

    Make sense?


  • English -

    "There is a severe organ shortage in this country"
    That is the title of an article.
    And my other one is
    "the first us patient"

    Do I just choose a few words from the title, or say
    "the first..."

  • English -

    It depends on what else is on your Works Cited list. Probably just the first three words of each one will be fine ... unless there's something else in the list that is extremely similar. If there's nothing that is similar, then the first three words should be OK.


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