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MLA Style in Reports. Formatting Works Cited. Les Hanson 2004. Direct Quotations. Use parenthetical references to show information obtained from other sources Put the authors name and the page number after the reference - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


<ul><li><p>MLA Style in ReportsFormatting Works CitedLes Hanson 2004</p></li><li><p>Direct QuotationsUse parenthetical references to show information obtained from other sourcesPut the authors name and the page number after the reference After receiving an editorial comment about ending a sentence with a preposition, Winston Churchill was reported to have said, This is the sort of pedantry up with which I will not put. (Halle 166) Author &amp; page #</p></li><li><p>Paraphrasing InformationParaphrasing information is usually preferable to quotingMuch of the deterioration of the Titanic is caused by visitors (Ballard 108) .</p><p>Ballard argues that much of the deterioration of the Titanic is caused by visitors (108) .Author and page numberList only the page number if the authors name has been given</p></li><li><p>Common KnowledgeInformation that could be found in a number of sources does not require a referenceThe Titanic struck an iceberg and sank in 1912.No reference needed</p></li><li><p>Works Cited PageInclude full bibliographic information at the end of your paperCall this page Works CitedEntries should be arranged alphabetically by authors last namesFormat the entries with a hanging indent (outdent)</p></li><li><p>Sample Entry for a BookHalle, Kay. The Irrepressible Churchill: Stories, Sayings and Impressions of Sir Winston Churchill. London: Robson Books, 1987.AuthorTitle and subtitlePublishing CompanyCity where publishedPublication DateUse periods to separate the segments</p></li><li><p>Sample Journal Article EntryBallard, Robert D. Why is Titanic Vanishing? National Geographic 206.6 (2004): 96-113AuthorJournal TitleArticle TitleVolume # and Issue #PagesDate</p></li><li><p>Sample Web Page Entry</p><p>Odour-control Tax Credit In Place, 15 Dec. 2004. Province of Manitoba. 18 Dec. 2004 Title of the workName of the Web PagePublication DateAccess DateURLGuffey, Mary Ellen. Communication@Work. *. guffey/students.html </p></li><li><p>CD-ROM CitationsPeriodical CD-ROM databasesGilliland, Steve. Keeping Track of your Time. Computer Shopper. Jan. 1994:486 Magazine Article Summary. Computer Select CD-ROM. Aug. 1994, item 802 174 190 021 000 2. </p></li><li><p>Electronic Databases (Ebsco)Last Name, First Name. Title of the Article. Journal Title. Volume.Issue # (Publication Date): pages. Academic Search Premier. EBSCOhost. Library Name, City, Province. Date accessed .</p><p>McMinn, John. Mainstreaming Green.Canadian Architect. 48.1 (Jan 2003): 14-19 Academic Search Premier. EBSCOhost. Red River College Library, Winnipeg, MB. 1 Nov. 2004 . </p></li><li><p>Sources for this Presentation Dr. Abel Scribe, PhD. The MLA Web Sheet: A Brief Guide to Referencing Internet Sources. Oct. 2004. Dec. 2004 .</p><p>While this appears to be the authors name, it is actually a fictional name that is the name of of the website Publication DateAccess DateURL</p></li><li><p>Look It Up!This covers only a small sample of bibliographic entriesComplete information is available in style guides or your textbooks appendix (pp 408-415)</p><p>Les Hanson Red River CollegeLes Hanson Red River College</p></li></ul>