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SPAN 3060 experimental guide (Becher): MLA Citation

MLA Citation and Avoiding Plagiarism

Examples of MLA style in-text citations:

  • Wordsworth stated that Romantic poetry was marked by a "spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings" (263).
  • Romantic poetry is characterized by the "spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings" (Wordsworth 263).
  • Wordsworth extensively explored the role of emotion in the creative process (263).
  • Marx and Engels described human history as marked by class struggles (79; ch. 1).

In-text citation examples taken from: https://owl.purdue.edu/owl/research_and_citation/mla_style/mla_formatting_and_style_guide/mla_in_text_citations_the_basics.html

Examples of MLA citation style :

Book

Gallagher, Kevin, Daniel Chudnovsky, and José A. Ocampo. Rethinking Foreign Investment for Sustainable Development: Lessons form Latin America. Anthem Press, London: New York:, 2009.

Journal Article

Estenssoro, Fernando. "The Environment Factor in the Ideological Debates Surrounding the Development of Latin America." Histórica Unisinos, vol. 21, no. 1, 2007, pp. 13.

Newspaper Article

"EL SALVADOR: Environment Issues make Mining Untenable:" OxResearch daily Brief Service, 2014, pp. 1.

Newspaper article online

Pérez Oliva, Milagros. "La lucha contra la contaminación es un asunto serio." El País, 4 December 2015, https://elpais.com/elpais/2015/12/04/opinion/1449258880_936861.html. Accessed 8 February 2019.

For more information on see citing others and writing methods

PADLET EXERCISE

MLA Citation Syle

Write it Well

How do I avoid plagiarism?

  • Use your own words
  • Provide attribution when paraphrasing
  • Provide quotation marks, page number(s) and author's last name when quoting or using the same words of other authors in your in-text citations

Plagiarism, Patch Writing and Paraphrasing

graphic with definitions for plagiarism, patchwritting and paraphrasing

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