Integrating a quotation into your writing is a fairly important part of the writing process. Keep in mind, that different teachers will have different preferences when it comes to this. OWL @ Purdue has information about how quotations should be best formatted using the MLA.
I always advise to consider the following:
Length of Quotation
Very long quotes should be placed in a free-standing block of text and omit quotation marks. Start the quotation on a new line, with the entire quote indented 1/2inch from the left margin while maintaining double-spacing. Your parenthetical citation should come after the closing punctuation mark. When quoting verse, maintain original line breaks.
Your Sentence and Paragraph Structure
Quotations are generally best received when integrated within your writing structure. This maintains your writer’s voice and allows your reader to read unimpeded.
Adjustment for Brevity and Truncation
Sometimes you need to shorten a quotation, or remove parts in the middle that make the quote too long. As long as you’re not removing words/phrases to change its meaning, it’s fine! Just use ellipses [three dotes . . . ] to show that there were originally words in the quotation that you’ve removed. If you need to change a word to match your sentence structure, use a Square Bracket around what was changed. For example, this could be used to change “I” or “he” to [Macbeth]
The Library has a collection of books that cover different decades in Canadian and North American history. These books can be found in the 971section under the Dewey Decimal System. Books with more American focused information can be found in 973.
The Canadian Encyclopedia – This thorough collection of resources covers most Canadian options, but also looks at the local impact of several globally renowned individuals. It also provides links and a bibliography for easy access.
If you want to find some statistics to back up some of your claims, STATS Canada would be a great place to find data from the decades.
In terms of popular culture and photos/videos/song; CBC Curio would be a great source as well.
Curated Resources for Classes in the Library Today
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Period 3 – HZT4U
Today Mr. Philippou’s Grade 12 Philosophy class will be introduced to the 17th updated version of the Chicago Manual of Style.
Yes, there is now a 17th Edition. Which means the old PDF or printout you’ve used in the past is now obsolete. You are welcome to take it out of your binder and (safely and neatly) throw it into the Blue Bin. Shooting for 3 works, but I’d suggest an aggressive dunk.