Tuesday October 17th, 2023

Period 3 CLN4U (Ms. Maharaj)

Today we will review how to create a Works Cited list as well as how to embed quotes within an essay/report following MLA school of citation

In English classes past you may have cited novels or short stories or poems parenthetically using MLA, which involves the author’s last name and page number from the text. For your law assignment, you will likely be using online sources and therefore will NOT be using page numbers.

Just a few reminders:

To embed quotes, there are a few simple guidelines to remember:

  1. No lonely quotes!
  2. Run-In and/or Run-Out
  3. Peppering a quote

Your parenthetical citations will form a “roadmap” for your teacher that will take them to your Works Cited page.

Therefore, you will need to include a Works Cited page using  MLA school of Citation. It is crucial to properly reference information that is not your own in order to give credit where it’s due and also to avoid PLAGIARISM.

Here is a handy video that gives a good visual of how to embed quotes in MLA. One change in the video is that you will create a Works Cited page, not a bibliography. Some people use the term interchangeably.

Using the following information will put you on the right track to creating a Works Cited page to be proud of!

Below you’ll find the Laurier Guide for MLA Citation.


Finally, when in doubt, OWL Purdue is a great resource for all of your citation needs.