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  1. Citing Sources in Reports

  2. What is a Citation? Citations are references made by a writer to indicate whether he/she has paraphrased or quoted material from another source.

  3. Why use Citations? Why is it necessary to cite someone else’s ideas or words? Failing to do so is called plagiarism, which can have serious legal repercussions.

  4. MLA Style The MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers suggests giving credit in the body of your research paper rather than in footnotes or endnotes. These are called Internal Citations.

  5. Types of Citations • Books • Newspaper • Article in a Periodical • Web site • Electronic Source • Report • Film • Art and many more. . .

  6. Adding Internal Citations To give credit, simply type in the appropriate information in the Reference tab, Insert Citation, Add New Source. Place the insertion point at the end of the paragraph where you want the internal citation. Click on the Insert Citation button and select the correct source.

  7. Adding Page Number to Internal Citation Oncethe author’s name is inserted, click on the name. Click on the Citation Options box arrow and choose Edit Citation. Type in the page number in the Pages text box. Click OK. Press the End key and type a period. Example: The third is taking the steps to achieve your career goal (Dillion 3).

  8. Creating a Works Cited Page MLA Style • Create a new page at the end of the report by doing a Ctrl + Enter. • Center and key the title Works Cited in title case. • Enter once. • Generate the references through the References tab, Bibliography, Insert Bibliography. • Select the references and DS. Remove Space After Paragraphs.

  9. Works Cited Page • Word 2007, 2010, and 2013 automatically lists the references in alphabetical order by author’s last name. • Word 2010 and 2013 automatically creates the hanging indents for each source in the Works Cited page.

  10. Example of a BibliographyUnbound or Bound Report A Works Cited page is also called Bibliography or References