Online research Used to write papers • In-Text Citations • When you quote, use info from, with the paragraphs of your paper • Works Cited Page • At the end of your paper, you must tell where the quote/info came from
Online Research: what to do with it! - Note: we are skipping #3, 4, and 5 on the worksheet for now. • Choose 3 articles on your topic. Open them all in different tabs. • Fill out the worksheet – can you find the title, the author, the date, etc? • Create a works cited page (MLA format) based on those articles! • Use www.easybib.com
Works Cited page: MLA style citation Include a “Works Cited” page listing all sources cited within the body of the paper. Double-space, alphabetize the entries. Do not indent first line, but do indent the following line(s) in an entry. (Called “hanging indent” in MSWord.)
Works Cited Halio, Jay L., "Elizabethan Age." Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia. Scholastic Library Publishing, 2006. HF-L High School. 1 Apr 2006 <http://gme.grolier.com>. Life in Elizabethan England. Summer 2005. 31 Mar 2006 <http://renaissance.dm .net/compendium>. Pressley, J. M. "An Encapsulated Biography." Shakespeare Resource Center, February 10, 2005. 3 Mar 2006 <http://www.bardweb.net/man.html>. Shakespeare, William. Romeo and Juliet. New York: Scholastic, Inc., 1969. Thomas, Heather. The Life in Times of Queen Elizabeth I. 23 Mar 2006. 1 Apr 2006 <www.elizabethi.org>.
Avoiding Plagiarism by the way.. We use Turnitin.com here! Plagiarism is the act of using someone else’s exact words, figures, unique approach, or specific reasoning without giving credit. Some ways to avoid plagiarism include: • Make sources notes as you go. • Learn the difference between a quotation and a paraphrase. • Use a citation even from an acceptable paraphrase. • Understand that lifting material off the Internet is plagiarism. Take a Look at Key 8.6 for an example
Citing your Sources • Cite all mentions of another author’soriginal ideas, statistics, studies, borrowed concepts & phrases, images, quoted material, and tables. • You do not have to cite facts which are commonly known by your audience and easily verified in reference sources. • Specifics are cited, general knowledge is not. • When in doubt, cite your source.
In-text citations (also known as ‘parenthetical documentation’) In other words- in parentheses. Your in-text citations work with your bibliography (works cited) page to identify where any quotes or ideas borrowed from another author came from. “References in the text MUST clearly point to specific sources in the list of works cited.” - MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers, 6th ed.
In-text citations: Direct Quote In the body of the paper, it looks like this: When Mercutio is wounded, he screams “A plague on both your houses!” referring to both the Capulets and the Montagues (Shakespeare 70). Works Cited Shakespeare, William. Romeo and Juliet. New York: Scholastic, Inc., 1969.
Direct Quotes • Direct quotation: • Educators are cautioned that “…labels tend to stick, and few people go back later to document a shifting profile of intelligences” (Gardner 139). • Paraphrase with in-text citation: • Gardner explains that there are difficulties in labeling children with a type of intelligence, including the problem that labels may last, while the assessment may change (139).
Which of these should be cited? On September 11, 2001, the World Trade Center and the Pentagon were attacked by hijacked airplanes. Atta, Binalshibh, al Shehhi, and Jarrah had lived in Germany and were chosen over more established Al Qaeda members due to their exposure to the West and ability to speak English.
B was correct: it is specific and not commonly known How would you cite it? In the text of your paper: Atta, Binalshibh, al Shehhi, and Jarrah had lived in Germany and were chosen over more established Al Qaeda members due to their exposure to the West and ability to speak English (National Commission 160). In the Works Cited: National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States. The 9/11 Commission Report. New York: W.W. Norton, 2004.
Which of THESE do you need to cite? A. “The science labs at East St. Louis High School are 30 to 50 years outdated.” B. When public schools were segregated, conditions were not equal.
A! It is very specific, even w/ out quotes! How would you cite it? In-body: “The science labs at East St. Louis High School are 30 to 50 years outdated” (Kozol 27). In the Works Cited: Kozol, Jonathan. Savage Inequalities: Children in America’s Schools. New York: HarperCollins, 1991.
Create a Works Cited Page Use the website listed to create a “Works Cited” page. You don’t have to remember the format of each component Use an MLA creator like http://www.easybib.com/ or http://21cif.com/tools/cite/mla/index.html*if you want*or Download the template from Tosspon’s website *If you want*