How do you introduce a source in a research paper?

By introducing a quotation or paraphrase with a signal phrase, you provide an effective transition between your own ideas and the evidence used to explore your ideas. One of the best ways to let readers know more about your source is to use a signal phrase.

Do you only have to cite sources in written papers?

You need to cite sources any time and every time that you use someone else’s words or ideas to answer a question, write a paper or presentation, post in a discussion board, or anything else.

Can citations be plagiarized?

Is it plagiarism if you cite the source? If you correctly cite the source you do not commit plagiarism. However, the word ‘correct’ is vital in this sentence. In order to avoid plagiarism you must adhere to the guidelines of your citation style (e.g. APA citation style or MLA citation style).

Will every works cited entry have all nine core elements?

Each Works Cited entry follows a template of nine core elements that all provide information about the source. The nine core elements are: Author. “Title of the Source.” Title of the Container, Other contributors, Version, Number,Publisher, Publication date, Location.

Do MLA citations end with a period?

Punctuation marks such as periods, commas, and semicolons should appear after the parenthetical citation. Question marks and exclamation points should appear within the quotation marks if they are a part of the quoted passage, but after the parenthetical citation if they are a part of your text.

What works cited looks like?

Format of the Works Cited page The Works Cited appears at the end of your paper. The layout is similar to the rest of an MLA format paper: Title the page Works Cited, centred and in plain text (no italics, bold or underline). Alphabetize the entries by the author’s last name.

How do I do a works cited page?

Basic rulesBegin your Works Cited page on a separate page at the end of your research paper. Label the page Works Cited (do not italicize the words Works Cited or put them in quotation marks) and center the words Works Cited at the top of the page. Double space all citations, but do not skip spaces between entries.