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MLA practice and Info

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Name: _____________________________ Student ID:__________________________ Teacher’s Name:______________________ Date:_______________________________


MLA Works Cited Practice Exercise

Fall 2006

Directions: Attend “Research 3: How to Use MLA Format” or view the online tutorial at http://library.acadiau.ca/tutorials/plagiarism. Then answer the following questions.


1. What is plagiarism? ______________________________________________ ______________________________________________


2. How do you avoid plagiarism? ______________________________________________ ______________________________________________


MLA Format

Directions: Attend “Research 3: How to Use MLA Format” or read the “MLA Formatting and Style Guide http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/557/01/. Then answer the following questions.


3. What does MLA stand for? ________________________________


4. List 2 reasons why it is important to cite your sources. ___________________________________________ ___________________________________________



Works Cited

Directions: Attend “Research 3: How to Use MLA Format” or read these pages: http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/557/06/ and http://www.rlc.dcccd.edu/lrc/pdfs/tocite.pdf. Then, use the information about the following sources to complete a properly formatted Works Cited page on a separate sheet of paper and staple it to this exercise. Only TYPED or PRINTED, works cited pages will be accepted. Refer to http://ollie.dcccd.edu/library/Module4/M4-V/examples.htm for examples of each type of source.



Author: Edward Cornish

Title: Futuring: The Exploration of the Future City of Publication: Bethesda, Maryland

Publisher: World Future Society 

Date: 2004


Encyclopedia Article

Author: Jerry Stubben

Article Title: Native Americans and Government Policy

Encyclopedia Title: Social Issues in America: An Encyclopedia

Editor: James Ciment City of Publication: Armonk, New York

Publisher: M.E. Sharpe

Date: 2006

Volume: 5

Pages: 1190-1203

Number of volumes in set: 8


Magazine Article

Author: Carmen Wong Ulrich

Article Title: Stop Stressing Over Money-Now!

Magazine Title: Health

Date: April 2006

Pages: 126-128


Newspaper Article

Author: James ‘ONeill

Article Title: Richland is Given Award for Quality Management

Newspaper Title: Dallas Morning News

Date: April 20, 2006

Pages: 6B


Journal Article

Author: Markus Greiner, Olaf Mandel, Tilman Esslinger, Theodor W. Hänsch and Immanuel Bloch

Article Title: Quantum Phase Transition from a Superfluid to a Mott Insulator in a Gas of Ultracold Atoms

Journal Title: Nature

Date: January 3, 2002

Volume: 415

Issue: 6867

Pages: 39-44


Magazine Article from an Electronic Database

Author: Anne McGrath

Article Title: A New Read on Teen Literacy

Magazine Title: U.S. News & World Report

Date: February 28, 2005

Pages: 68-70 Database:

Academic Search Premiere



Title of Page: Children’s Alliance: Child Obesity

Title of Site: Children’s Alliance

Date of access: use today’s date

URL (Web address): http://www.childrensalliance.org/childfacts/childhood-obesity.cfm






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