MLA = Modern Language Association 8th Edition Handbook
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WHY Cite? ALL informational reports/papers/project MUST provide the sources consulted/quoted
Two types of Citations:
1) Full Citation = complete publication information listed alphabetically as Works Cited Page/last page of project
Author(s), "Title of article", Title of Larger Source Found Within ( Web Site, Book etc.), Date published, E-Sources ONLY also include URL and Date Accessed.
"James (Louis Macie) Smithson." Merriam Webster's Biographical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, 1995. Gale In Context: Biography, https://link.gale.com/apps/doc/K1680157174/BIC?u=prov94491&sid=BIC&xid=499f3fc8. Accessed 6 Nov. 2020.
2) In-Text Citation (Abbreviated citation = (First Word of Full Citation).- Placed at end of sentences/paragraphs within paper/report
Example for above citaiton: ("James").