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V Enclose borrowed language in quotation marks.

V Use signal phrases to integrate your sources.


V Limit your use of quotations; integrate language
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V Set off long quotations. Then, quotation marks are
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iccording to the MLA Handbook, ³You must construct a clear, grammatically
Correct sentence that allows you to introduce or incorporate a quotation with
complete accuracy´ (Gibaldi 109). Some examples from the MLA Handbook
are listed below.

‡Shelley held a bold view: ³Poets are the unacknowledged legislators of


the World´ (794).

‡Shelley thought poets ³the unacknowledged legislators of the World´ (794).

‡³Poets,´ according to Shelley, ³are the unacknowledged legislators of the


World´ (794).

‡³It was the best of times, it was the worst of times,´ wrote Charles Dickens
of the eighteenth century.

‡Reflecting on the ³incident´ in Baltimore, Cullen concludes, ³Of all the things
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V Your heading should be in the top right-hand corner, one-half inch from the
top of the page. It includes your last name and the page number. Your
Works Cited page is the last page of your paper, so if you have written a
four-page paper, the number on your Works Cited page should be 5.
V The entire Works Cited page should be double spaced. Before you begin
typing the Works Cited, you should change the line spacing to ³Double´ by
going to Home and Paragraph on the tool bar.
V The title (Works Cited) should be centered on first line of the page. Do not
italicize, underline, or bold the title. Do not put quotation marks around it.
It should be in the same size font as the rest of your paper.
V ill of your entries should be alphabetized by the first word in the entry.
Usually this word is the author or editor¶s last name; entries with unknown
authors or editors should be alphabetized by the first word of the title.
V The first line of each entry should begin on the left margin. If the entry is
longer than one line, each subsequent line should be indented one-half
inch (a tab).
V Italicize all titles of books, plays, newspapers, journals, magazines, films,
albums, and CDs.
V Put quotation marks around all titles of articles, short stories, essays,
poems, and reference book entries.
V Consult the 7th edition of the MLA Handbook
for Writers of Research Papers and the 6th
edition of the Rules for Writers.

V
ake an appointment to meet individually with a
Writing Center staff member.

V Consult your professor during his/her office


hours.
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üisit our web site at


http://libguides.tccd.edu/se-writingcenter
and click on the ³Workshops´ tab.
Hacker, Diana. Rules for Writers. 6th ed.
Boston: Bedford/St.
arin¶s, 2009. Print.
«The Bedford Handbook. 7th ed. Boston:
Bedford/St.
arin¶s, 2006. Print.
MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers. 7th
ed. New York: The
odern
Language issociation of imerica. Print.