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Purpose • The purpose of citing your sources is to inform the reader of where your information came from. • By citing your sources, you are proving that you are an expert on the topic you have written about. • Citing your sources also prevents plagiarism. • Finally, citing your sources makes your argument credible. You have no claim if you have no textual evidence!
Basic Rules • Works Cited comes at the end of your paper and is on a separate sheet of paper. • The title is to be centered and labeled “Works Cited”. • The works cited should be double spaced and not have spaces between entries. • This page should have the same font size and style as your paper. • All lines of the citation are indented EXCEPT the first line. • Citations should be listed in alphabetical order.
General Guidelines • The first page should include: • Your name, your instructor’s name, the course, and date. • This should be types in the upper left hand corner and should be double spaced. • The title should be below this information, centered in the middle of the page, and should be the same font as the rest of your paper.
General Guidelines Cont. • The paper, and therefore the Works Cited page should be: • • • Double Spaced 12 pt. Times New Roman font One space after periods/punctuation marks 1 in. margins Indent the first line of each paragraph Number pages in the Header with your last name (Example: Buenger 1, Buenger 2, etc. )
Works Cited • Book With One Author’s last name, first name. Title of Book. City of Publication: Publisher, Year of Publication. Print. • Example: Henley, Patricia. The Hummingbird House. Denver: Mac. Murray, 1999. Print
In Your Small Group • One person from your group retrieve a book (a novel) from the book shelf. • As a group, cite your source. • Each group member needs to write it in his or her notes.
• Book with More Than One Author’s Last name, First name, and First name Last name. Title of Book. City of Publication: Publisher, Year of Publication. Print. *Note: Authors should be listed alphabetically by last name. *Note: If there is an edition, then the edition number goes after the title and before the city of publication.
• With your group cite your textbook. • Each group member needs to write this in his or her notes.
• Periodicals – Newspapers, magazines, journals, etc. Author(s). “Title of Article. ” Title of Periodical Day Month Year: pages. Print. • Example: Poniewozik, James. “TV Makes a Too-Close Call. ” Time 20 Nov. 2000: 70 -71. Print.
• One member from your group retrieve a newspaper OR magazine from the front table. • As a group, cite this source. • Each group member needs this written down in his or her notes.
• Website Editor, author, or compiler name. “Title of Web Page. ” Title of Web Site. Publishing Organization, Day Month Year Published. Web. Day Month Year accessed. • Example: Felluga, Dino. Guide to Literary and Critical Theory. Purdue U, 28 Nov. 2003. Web. 12, Nov. 2013. *Note: Some instructors will ask for the URL in the citation as well. If so, write the citation after the date of access.
• As a group, cite the following source. • Each group member needs the source written in his or her notes. • Source Info: • Title: Sea. World challenges ban limiting interaction between whale and trainer • Author: Vivian Kuo • Name of Site: CNN U. S. • Publishing Organization: Cable News Network • Date Published: November 12, 2013 • Date Retrieved: November 12, 2013 • URL: http: //www. cnn. com/2013/11/12/us/seaworldcourt-challenge/index. html? hpt=us_c 1
Works Cited The Purdue OWL. Purdue U Writing Lab, 2010. Web. 12 Nov. 2013. • OR The Purdue OWL. Purdue U Writing Lab, 2010. Web. 12 Nov. 2013. https: //owl. english. purdue. edu/owl/resource/6 77/01/.