Citing a Website and Quoting Half a Sentence

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We often access valid academic information online.

This information needs to be cited in our paper.

This citation is different than a book citation.

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Citing an online source should look like this:

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(unc.edu)

Check out more great advice here:

http://www2.lib.unc.edu/instruct/citations/index.html?section=mla&page=4

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This site also explains that when a quotation begins halfway through a sentence you . . .

Do not overuse brackets!

For example, it is not necessary to bracket capitalization changes that you make at the beginning of sentences. For example, suppose you were going to use part of this quotation:

    “We never looked back, but the memory of our army days remained with us the rest of our lives.”

If you wanted to begin a sentence with an excerpt from the middle of this quotation, there would be no need to bracket your capitalization changes.

    “The memory of our army days remained with us the rest of our lives,” commented Joe Brown, a World War II veteran.

Not

    “[T]he memory of our army days remained with us the rest of our lives,” commented Joe Brown, a World War II veteran.” (unc.edu)

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Today’s Assignment:

1. Properly cite a quotation within your work.

2. Find an interesting website.

3. Create the proper MLA formatted entry on a Works Cited page.