True or False: You cannot cite a poem you found online.

 Using Modern Language Association (MLA) Format. PurdueUniversity. 1 January 1999

The copyright date is usually given on the back of the title page.

In APA (American Psychological Association) style quotations, you'll have to provide the author's last name and page number, just as you would in MLA formatting, except you'll also have to provide the year. In APA formatting, you'll also use a "p." before the page numbers in your citations.

Crews, Frederick, and Schor, The Borzoi Handbook for Writers. New York: Alfred Kopf, inc., 1989.

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Works Cited Page: This is the last page of yourpaper where you list, using the format shown below, all the books,articles, web sites, SIRS articles, magazines articles, etc. you haveused. This must be done in the proper format. Proper format will beoutlined in the following pages.

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While the Sears Tower is arguably the greatestachievement in skyscraper engineering so far, it's unlikely thatarchitects and engineers have abandoned the quest for the world'stallest building. The question is: Just how high can a building go?Structural engineer William LeMessurier has designed a skyscrapernearly one-half mile high, twice as tall as the Sears Tower. Andarchitect Robert Sobel claims that existing technology could producea 500-story building.

Abraham Lincoln said in his famous Gettysburg Address:

A book

Author(s). Title of Book. Place of Publication: Publisher, Year of


A part of a book (such as an essay in a collection)

Author(s). "Title of Article." Title of Collection. Ed. Editor's

Name(s). Place of Publication: Publisher, Year. Pages.

An article in a periodical (such as a newspaper or magazine)

Author(s). "Title of Article." Title of Source Day Month Year:


N.B. When citing the date, list day before month; use a three-letter abbreviation of themonth (e.g. Jan., Mar., Aug.). If there is more than one edition available for that date(as in an early and late edition of a newspaper), identify the edition following the date(e.g. 17 May 1987, late ed.).

An article in a scholarly journal

Author(s). "Title of Article." Title of Journal Vol (Year): pages.

N.B. "Vol" indicates the volume number of the journal. If the journal usescontinuous pagination throughout a particular volume, only volume and year are needed,e.g. Modern Fiction Studies 39 (1993).: 156-174. If each issue of the journal begins onpage 1, however, you must also provide the issue number following the volume, e.g. Mosaic19.3 (1986): 33-49.

Human Growth. New York: Macmillan, 1960.

This list, alphabetized by authors' last names, should appear at the endof your essay. It provides the information necessary for a reader to locate and retrieveany sources you cite in the essay. Each source you cite in the essay must appear in yourworks-cited list; likewise, each entry in the works-cited list must be cited in your text.

Basic Rules

Authors' names are inverted (last name first); if a work has more than oneauthor, invert only the first author's name, follow it with a comma, then continue listingthe rest of the authors. If you have cited more than one work by a particular author,order them alphabetically by title, and use three hyphens in place of the author's namefor every entry after the first. When an author appears both as the sole author of a textand as the first author of a group, list solo-author entries first. If no author is givenfor a particular work, alphabetize by the title of the piece. The first line of eachentry in your list should be flush left. Subsequent lines should be indented one-halfinch. This is known as a "hanging indent."
All references should be double-spaced.
Capitalize each word in the titles of articles, books, etc. (This rule doesnot apply to "a," "an," "the," or to conjunctions, unlessthey are the first word of the title.) Underline or italicize titles of books, journals,magazines, newspapers, and films.

Encyclopedia of Photography. New York: Crown, 1984.

Note the following. The writer never uses the exact words ofthe author therefore there is no need to use quotation marks. Thewriter summarizes, uses his or her own words and then cites thesource at the end. Sometimes a paraphrase will be large and must bebroken up. A good rule of thumb is to break up a paragraph that iscompletely paraphrased into two or three citations. The writer hasgiven credit to the author and thus has avoided plagiarism. Now theauthor would just continue writing after double spacing.