The point of citation is to give credit to the author of your sources and explain to your professor where you found the information to support the argument of your paper.
What's MLA? MLA stands for Modern Language Association.
It is a style for writing researching papers and formatting citations.
As a college student, you are required to cite all published quotations, ideas, arguments, research and obscure facts that you have used to write your paper.
There are two main parts to MLA citation:
1) The in-text citation
2) The Works Cited page.
When using MLA, format your citations exactly as stated by the rules. Pay close attention to punctuation, capitalization and italics!
Dean, Cornelia. "Executive on a Mission: Saving the Planet." The New York Times, 22 May 2007, www.nytimes.com/2007/05/22/science/earth/22ander.html?_r=0. Accessed 12 May 2016.
Ebert, Roger. Review of An Inconvenient Truth, directed by Davis Guggenheim. rogerebert.com, 1 June 2006, www.rogerebert.com/reviews/an-inconvenient-truth-2006. Accessed 15 June 2016.
Gowdy, John. "Avoiding Self-organized Extinction: Toward a Co-evolutionary Economics of Sustainability." International Journal of Sustainable Development and World Ecology, vol. 14, no. 1, 2007, pp. 27-36.
An Inconvenient Truth. Directed by Davis Guggenheim, performances by Al Gore and Billy West, Paramount, 2006.
Leroux, Marcel. Global Warming: Myth or Reality?: The Erring Ways of Climatology. Springer, 2005.
Milken, Michael, et al. "On Global Warming and Financial Imbalances." New Perspectives Quarterly, vol. 23, no. 4, 2006, p. 63.
Nordhaus, William D. "After Kyoto: Alternative Mechanisms to Control Global Warming." American Economic Review, vol. 96, no. 2, 2006, pp. 31-34.
---. "Global Warming Economics." Science, vol. 294, no. 5545, 9 Nov. 2001, pp. 1283-84, DOI: 10.1126/science.1065007.
Regas, Diane. “Three Key Energy Policies That Can Help Us Turn the Corner on Climate.” Environmental Defense Fund, 1 June 2016, www.edf.org/blog/2016/06/01/3-key-energy-policies-can-help-us-turn-corner-climate. Accessed 19 July 2016.
Revkin, Andrew C. “Clinton on Climate Change.” The New York Times, 17 May 2007, www.nytimes.com/video/world/americas/1194817109438/clinton-on-climate-change.html. Accessed 29 July 2016.
What is EasyBib?
EasyBib is an automatic bibliography composer. When you have sources you need to cite properly for your research paper, EasyBib will help you format your sources quickly and accurately.
Cañada College students can use the premium features by registering (setting up an account).You must be on campus to register; once you you have registered you can use EasyBib from anywhere to create bibliographies for your entire career at Cañada College. Come see us in the Library if you need help getting registered!
Plagiarism is the copying or close imitation of information from a published source.
Plagiarism is not allowed at Cañada College. If a student is caught plagiarizing, he or she could fail the class or even be expelled. To avoid plagiarism you must put quotation marks around information that is directly copied from a source. You must cite all thoughts, ideas, arguments, research, quotations and obscure facts taken from your sources using a recognized citation format like MLA.
What's an In-Text Citation?
In your essay, in the text or body of your essay, you need to give a very brief citation.
In-Text Citations are Easy to Make!
When you use sources outside of the library article databases, like articles or websites from Google, the citation is not usually provided.
You will need to form your own citation "from scratch" using:
Welcome to the Cañada College Library! We can help you find information for your class assignments from many different sources, including Books, Articles, and Websites.
Ask a Librarian any questions about doing research, finding information, and citing sources.
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