Sometimes, looking at pictures helps more than reading. Below is an example of what different parts of MLA Style for a paper or manuscript will look like.
This is an example of the first page of an MLA style paper or book, as well as showing how to cite information inside your work.
This example page shows what pages will look like after the first page in MLA style, with the writer's last name and page number in the top right.
In the final page, the works cited page should be formatted like this example taken from the previous article.
People often miss how very important citing your work is. It's not only an ethical thing to give credit where credit is due - it's a legal issue. People have been fined and dealt with law suites from plagiarism. Plagiarism is a form of theft, and therefore, is treated as such in law enforcement. So, this topic definitely needs to have it's own separate say when formatting - for its legal restrictions and its details.
When to cite:
You plagiarize when you:
You'll need two types of citing in your work. One in the text where you've directly stated your source and one in a separate page at the end of your work with a title, "Works Cited," at the top. Citation Rules Include:
The two most commonly used sources consist of websites and books, but the website, Easybib.com, is the most popular, FREE citing tool that can be used to help you cite material you're unsure of. Below are some examples of book and website citations:
EXAMPLE LAYOUT FOR BOOK:
Author Last Name, Author First Name Middle Initial. “Chapter Title/Number.” Book Title, Edition ed., Vol., Publisher, pp. Page Start-Page End.
REAL EXAMPLE FOR BOOK:
Doe, John A. "Chapter 6." To Be An Ant, 5th ed., Vol. 2., Harper & Row Publishing, pp. 65-89, 91, 50.
EXAMPLE LAYOUT FOR WEBSITES:
Author Last name, Author First Name Middle Initial. “Article Title.” Website Title, Publisher Name, www.website.com.
REAL EXAMPLE FOR WEBSITE:
Doe, John A. "How to Cite for a Website." Web Help Here, www.keepitsimple.com/morespecificinfo.
Stealing is wrong - even stealing an idea. It's not about outsmarting your teachers or publishers. It's about doing what is right. Giving credit when credit is due is a big step in the right direction. It proves you know what you are talking about and confirms validity in your point.
“Why Do I Cite? When Do I Cite?” EasyBib, Chegg.
“The Complete Guide to MLA & Citations.” MLA Format Citation Generator & Guide, Citation Machine, www.citationmachine.net/mla/cite-a-website.
MLA is the most popular format teachers especially look for in the schools and colleges of America, but a publisher may ask the same of a book. The type of book and the publisher both determine the format of any book you submit to them. It's important to heed their advice and gather all the information needed to get your book published if you wish to publish with them. So, here's a fresh view of basic MLA format rules:
If you question how to cite or display information, look it up! Easybib and Purdue OWL are two great websites to learn about formatting and citation in MLA. Or, if you're stumped on what to do, email your questions to us at firstname.lastname@example.org! We'd be glad to help you! Whether you're dreading papers or reading up on ways to add finishing touches to a book you're writing, there are many aides for the MLA Style around.
“Welcome to the Purdue OWL.” Purdue OWL: MLA Formatting and Style Guide, Purdue University. 22 Nov. 2017.
“MLA Format: The Complete MLA Citation Guide by EasyBib.” EasyBib, Chegg. 22 Nov. 2017.
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