you use an outside source in a paper, you must cite that source properly.
That's the rule.
handout will give you some basic information about assembling a Works Cited
page according to MLA guidelines. For more detailed guidance, please refer
to a more in-depth resource, such as the NIV Handbook, the Prentice-Hall
Handbook, or James Lester's Writing Research Papers, which is the source for
all the examples given below.
What needs to be included in my works cited page?
Cited Page should include correct bibliographic information for every source
that you cite in your paper. It should appear at the end of your paper, on
its own separate page(s), with the heading Works Cited centered at the top.
It should be double-spaced and alphabetized according to the first key word
in each entry (usually the author's last name).
following are examples of citations for some common sources. (In your Works
Cited. do not include the information provided in brackets at the end of
each example.) More than likely, you will need to refer to a handbook for
details on how to cite all of your different sources.
in well-known encyclopedia:
Dickinson, Robert E. "Norman Conquest." The
World Book Encyclopedia. 1976 ed.
Journal, paged continuously throughout the year:
Garrett, N. "Technology in the Service of Language
Learning." Modem Language Journal 75. (1991): 74-101.
with more than 3 authors:
Lewis, Laurel J., et al. Linear Systems
Analyses. New York: McGraw, 1969.
with one author:
Buffalo Girls. New York: Simon, 1990.
Newspaper with lettered sections:
Olivas, Michael. "Justice Marshall, Dissention…"
Chronicle of Higher Education. 17 July 1991: Bl-B2
Robin Hood: Prince of
Thieves. Warner Bros., 1991.
Article with no author's name:
"The Talk of the Town." New Yorker 29 July 1991: 21-25.
in an anthology:
Updike, John. "A & P." Fiction 100. Ed. James H.
Pickerina. 4th ed. New York: Macmillan, 1982. 1086-89.
Von Hoffman, Nicholas. "The White House News Hole."
The New Republic 6 Sep. 1982: 19-23.
newspaper, book, magazine, and film titles are underlined OR italicized.
Titles of articles, short stories, and poems are in quotation marks. Also,
be sure to indent after the first line of text.
Also, remember that if you only have one work cited, then it is called a
Work Cited page.