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ESL 52: Reading III - Banned Books (Fahrenheit 451) (AL): Citing Sources

Citation Style: MLA, 8th edition

MLA, 8th ed. (2016)

  Many of the article databases that NOVA subscribes to, such as Proquest and Ebsco's Academic Search Complete, will provide citations. These citations should be carefully checked for accuracy.

You can also ask a librarian for help, or consult the website listed below:

MLA 8th ed. Citation Examples

Here are a few examples for how to cite encyclopedia articles (print and online) and newspaper articles:

At the end of your paper (Works Cited list):

Elser, Christopher. "Color Purple Banned in Souderton Schools." Morning
        Call
, 8 Jan. 1993, pp. B01, ProQuest Newsstand, search.proquest.com.

Karolides, Nicholas J. "Doctor Zhivago." Literature Suppressed on Political
        Grounds
. Facts on File, Inc., 2011, pp. 175-180.

Karolides, Nicholas J. "Doctor Zhivago."  Literature Suppressed on Political
        Grounds
.  Facts on File, Inc., 2011, pp. 175-180. EBSCOhost,
        web.b.ebscohost.com.

Miller, David W. "Politics: 1690 to 1800—A Protestant Kingdom." Encyclopedia
        of Irish History and Culture
, edited by James S. Donnelly, Jr., vol. 2,
        Macmillan Reference USA, 2004, pp. 539-545. Gale Virtual Reference
        Library
, go.galegroup.com.

Moss, Joyce, and George Wilson. "Frankenstein." Literature and Its Times:
        Profiles of 300 Notable Literary Works and the Historical Events that
        Influenced Them
, vol. 1 , Gale, 1997, pp. 115-121. Gale Virtual Reference
        Library
, go.galegroup.com.

In-text citations:

Use the first piece of information from the Works Cited citation (usually the author's last name; if no author, then use the article title) and page number (if available):

(Karolides 177)

("Autism Facts" 12)

Why Cite Sources?

It is important to cite the sources you use for research in order to:

  • give credit to the author.
  • make it easy for the person reading or listening to your presentation to find the sources you used.
  • make your paper or presentation look strong -- a list of strong, credible sources will impress your audience and teacher.
  • avoid plagiarism.

Video: Citation, a (Very) Brief Introduction

From North Carolina State University:

Plagiarism Resources

The following websites may help you better understand and avoid plagiarism.  Remember that there are serious consequences for plagiarizing.