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Source-n. works-n./pl.
Cite-v. works cited-n.
Intellectual property-n. format-n./v

-Learn how to give credit to others intellectual property in an organized way.
-Use examples to help you.

The goal is to be able to cite various sources of media that may be used in a paper or presentation by
someone who is not the original creator. The task is to practice organizing the information included
in a cited source properly. Practice examples will include citing quotes or information from written
works (books, magazines, newspapers), images of artwork (paintings, drawings, photos), music
(songs/albums) and what to do if the information comes from the internet.

Web Sites for Works Cited. There are so many resources to help you cite sources! (Modern Language Association (Explanation of MLA style format (online Works Cited maker)

1. Go to
2. What does MLA stand for?
Modern Language Association

3. Now go to
4. What does OWL stand for and which University hosts the website?
Online Writing lab Purdue

In the ribbon at the top, click on Research and Citation, then on left side tabs, click on MLA
Style, then click on MLA Overview and Work shop, then scroll down to Works Cited Page: Basic
Format and click on that. Read through the document and answer the questions below.
5. Where should the works cited page be in a research or presentation?
On a separate page at the end of your research paper

6. How should you list authors names in a works cited?
Alphabetically by the authors last name

7. How do you know which sources to include in a works cited?
Use the ones you referred to

8. What information should be included in a cited entry?
You have to determine the medium of the publication

9. How do you know when to use italics for a title or quotations when citing a source?
You only use italics for larger works and quotation marks for titles with smaller works

10. How should you list sources with an unknown author?
You alphabetize works an unknown author by their title

11. Should you include page numbers in your Works Cited?
Yes you list the page numbers of sources only when needed

12. What should you title your Works Cited?
You should have the title by works cited centered at the top of the page

Find an example of each of the following types of media sources and write the example you find in
the box provided under each.
Book Example:
Gleick, James. Chaos: Making a New Science. New York: Penguin, 1987.
Poem or Short Story Example:
Burns, Robert. "Red, Red Rose." 100 Best-Loved Poems. Ed. Philip Smith. New York: Dover,
1995. 26. Print.

CD-song or album Example:
The Usual Suspects. Dir. Bryan Singer. Perf. Kevin Spacey, Gabriel Byrne, Chazz Palminteri,
Stephen Baldwin, and Benecio del Toro. Polygram, 1995. Film.

Magazine/Journal Article Example:
Bernstein, Mark. "10 Tips on Writing the Living Web." A List Apart: For People Who Make
Websites. A List Apart Mag., 16 Aug. 2002. Web. 4 May 2009.

Newspaper Article Example:
Krugman, Andrew. "Fear of Eating." New York Times 21 May 2007 late ed.: A1. Print.

Video Example:
Shimabukuro, Jake. "Ukulele Weeps by Jake Shimabukuro." Online video clip.
YouTube. YouTube, 22 Apr. 2006. Web. 9 Sept. 2010.

An Entire Website Example:
The Purdue OWL Family of Sites. The Writing Lab and OWL at Purdue and Purdue U, 2008. Web.
23 Apr. 2008.

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