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MLA Citation Examples - UMUC Library. Works Cited: A Quick Guide – The MLA Style Center. When Is a Web Site a Container? – The MLA Style Center. By Angela Gibson As the MLA Handbook explains, works-cited-list entries in MLA style are structured according to the concept of containers.

When Is a Web Site a Container? – The MLA Style Center

But it’s often tricky to determine when a work accessed online is contained in another work. This post will help you understand when a Web site is and is not a container. Rule of Thumb A Web site is a container when it is the platform of publication of the particular version of the work you consult. Examples of Containers Twitter is the platform of publication for tweets. In all these instances, what we are calling a container is the platform of publication of the source. Making the Determination. Complete Guide to MLA 8. Differences Between Footnotes, Endnotes, and Parenthetical Citations - EasyBib Blog. There is a lot of terminology when it comes to citations and giving proper credit to sources.

Differences Between Footnotes, Endnotes, and Parenthetical Citations - EasyBib Blog

Three of the terms that sometimes get mixed up are footnotes, endnotes, and parenthetical citations. Each is different, as we will see below. Both footnotes and endnotes are common writing tool features implemented when using various citation styles. They provide writers with a clear method in directing the reader to further information on the research topic and additional citations. Though the terms are sometimes used interchangeably, footnotes and endnotes have a few key differences. Annotated Bibliographies - EasyBib Blog. What is an Annotated Bibliography?

Annotated Bibliographies - EasyBib Blog

What is a bibliography? Often called a “works cited list” or “reference list,” it’s a list, usually found at the end of your project, that displays all of the sources that you used in your research project. In this list, you may have websites, books, newspapers, magazines, or other types of sources that were used. Each listed source, also called a “citation,” shares information about the author, title, publishing year, and other items. Citations are provided so that others can find the sources themselves. An annotated bibliography is a list of citations to books, articles, and documents where each citation is followed by a brief (usually about 100 to 150 words) descriptive and evaluative paragraph, the annotation.

MLA 8th Edition Format - EasyBib Blog. MLA 8th Edition - Citation & Style Guide - Guides at Middlebury College. In-text citations are brief, parenthetical references to your sources that point readers to the full citation in your Works Cited page.

MLA 8th Edition - Citation & Style Guide - Guides at Middlebury College

Example Rather than belabor the point or summarize what you've already said, a strong conclusion should "take your readers slightly by surprise and yet seem exactly right" (Zinsser 64). The Basics Include the author's last name and the appropriate page number(s) in parentheses immediately following the cited material.Do not use commas inside the parentheses.Quotation marks come before the parentheses; sentence punctuation follows them.

Special Situations Entire Works: If you are citing an entire work, you can omit page numbers. (Zinsser) Signal Phrases: You don't need to include the author's name in the parentheses when context clarifies whom you are citing (e.g., you have used the author's name as part of your signal phrase, you have cited the same source immediately preceding the current citation.) (Zinsser, On Writing Well 64) (W. (qtd. in Liu 392) Download Your Free APA Citation Basics E-book. Students often have a difficult time understanding how to cite sources.

Download Your Free APA Citation Basics E-book

We've created the APA Citation Series to help your students understand how to accurately cite in APA format. Use our resources to teach your students how to effectively cite in APA format! Use this e-book to help teach your students: Fundamentals of APA citationsAPA examples of popular sourcesAPA rules for citing online contentAPA parenthetical citationsSign up today to receive the first e-book of the series, APA Basics, and easily educate your students on the fundamentals of APA source formatting. After downloading, we’ll send you two additional emails with our other e-books, APA Visual Guides Parts 1 and 2. The World of Citation. I was going to start this post by saying, "Citation is one of the hardest things I teach" but then I thought about it and realized that there's nothing I teach where I think, "Hey, no problem, everyone understands that immediately.

The World of Citation

" But citation is definitely one of the most frustrating things I teach, because it can be such an abstract idea for students. Why, they want to know, do they have to include all those details? And why would anyone care what order the information was in? Can't they just throw in a title and a URL and be done with it already? Students do seem to have a sense of why it's important to give credit to their sources, and I do use (and love) NoodleTools to help them with the citation process, but I was still getting a lot of push back on the "why" of the details citation. I love teaching with analogies, and I had managed to develop several good analogies to explain different parts of the search process (most of them involve food. A Great Guide on How to Cite Social Media Using Both MLA and APA styles. APA Style. Research and Documentation Online 5th Edition.