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LBonin

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Citation Help
« on: October 02, 2012, 10:28:16 am »
Hi Kate,

It has been a long time since I have attempted to write a research paper. I am currently taking Graduate Project Pre-Design, and we are writing our thesis paper.
I want to make sure that I am citing my work properly under works cited as well as for quotes within my paper. Is this the correct way to cite something under a works cited page?

Adaptive Reuse In An Urban Setting." Edcmag.com. N.p., 1 Apr. 2005. Web. 02
     Oct. 2012. <http://www.edcmag.com/articles/adaptive-reuse-in-an-urban-setting>.

I am also wondering what part of this I would use within my paper to give credit to a quote from the article.

Thank you so much.
Larissa

LBonin

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Re: Citation Help
« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2012, 08:59:13 am »
Thanks anyway. I waited 24 hours and then found what I needed from an online search.

bszumsky

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Re: Citation Help
« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2012, 09:08:55 am »
Hi, sorry I missed the posting.

For future reference, it always best to use an English handbook rather than a online source for MLA documentation. Though there are some accurate references for MLA out there, like anything on the Internet, not all are giving the best information.

For what you posted, the only revisions I would make are to add the double quotes at the beginning of the title of the short work. Also you need to italicize or underline the title of the website. Note too that you should be using the title of the website that is shown on the opening page of the site.  The URL or web address is not always the official title of an online source.

As far as the information for the in-text, unless you have another source that begins with the same word as this one, all you need is ("Adaptive") plus the page or paragraph number.

B. Szumsky

LBonin

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Re: Citation Help
« Reply #3 on: October 04, 2012, 08:46:43 am »
Thank you.

I am also wondering how to cite an interview. I was able to interview an architect for my project as well as a city planner but I am not sure how to cite them within my paper an under my works cited.

Thank you again for your help.

Larissa

bszumsky

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Re: Citation Help
« Reply #4 on: October 05, 2012, 08:27:27 am »
Hi Larissa,

If you are using MLA documentation and have the Diane Hacker English handbook, you can find the basic format for writing the Works Cited for interviews under MLA-4b, #53.

If you do not have that particular textbook here is the format:

Name of the person interviewed (format as: last, first). Personal interview (or "telephone" if that was the medium through which the interview was conducted). Date of interview (use the format: dd mm yyyy).

Doe, Jane. Personal interview. 30 Sept. 2012.

Hope this helps, Larissa!

Best,
B. Szumsky

LBonin

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Re: Citation Help
« Reply #5 on: October 05, 2012, 11:22:22 am »
Thank you so much for posting this information. I do not have the handbook you were referencing.

bszumsky

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Re: Citation Help
« Reply #6 on: October 06, 2012, 07:17:14 am »
You're welcome, Larissa! Glad I could help.

B. Szumsky

LBonin

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Re: Citation Help
« Reply #7 on: October 12, 2012, 07:45:47 am »
When using images, charts and graphs within a paper what is the proper way to cite them?
I know that you label them figure 1, figure 2 and then add the source. But on the works cited or figures page how do you cite them?

Thank you so much.
Larissa

LBonin

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Re: Citation Help
« Reply #8 on: October 13, 2012, 08:36:11 am »
Are there certain hours that someone is online to respond to questions? Or is it just random when we get responses back to our questions?

bszumsky

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Re: Citation Help
« Reply #9 on: October 13, 2012, 03:08:12 pm »
Hi Larissa,

Check out this link:

http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/14/

for information on how to cite graphs, charts, etc. using MLA.

As far as a specific time period when someone is monitoring the Writing Center, there really isn't one. I generally try to check in at least once a day. 

B. Szumsky

starchyld65

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Re: Citation Help
« Reply #10 on: October 18, 2012, 05:01:36 pm »
Hello,
I am having trouble with knowing how to cite a website where I get my research from? What is the proper way to do this? This is what I've done before.
Cologne Cathedral,Der Kolner Dom,10/15/2012,http://www.koelner-dom.de/index.php?id=18035&L=1
Here are some of my cited sources.I know somw of them are right. But tell me what I'm doing wrong in the other ones>


The Morgan Library and Museum,10/15/2012, http://www.themorgan.org/collections/collections.asp?id=70
Kleiner. Gardner's Art Through the Ages: A Concise History of Western Art. 2. VitalSource Bookshelf. Wadsworth Publishing Company, 01/2010, Monday, October 15, 2012. http://digitalbookshelf.aionline.edu/books/1111904871/outline/7
Kleiner. Gardner's Art Through the Ages: A Concise History of Western Art. 2. VitalSource Bookshelf. Wadsworth Publishing Company, 01/2010, Monday, October 15, 2012. http://digitalbookshelf.aionline.edu/books/1111904871/id/F6-4
The Chi-Rho Page from the Book of Kells:"The Word Made Flesh“,10/15/2012, http://employees.oneonta.edu/farberas/arth/arth212/book_of_kells.html
Kleiner. Gardner's Art Through the Ages: A Concise History of Western Art. 2. VitalSource Bookshelf. Wadsworth Publishing Company, 01/2010, Monday, October 15, 2012. http://digitalbookshelf.aionline.edu/books/1111904871/id/F6-13
Cologne Cathedral,Der Kolner Dom,10/15/2012,http://www.koelner-dom.de/index.php?id=18035&L=1
© Web Gallery of Art, created by Emil Krén and Daniel Marx,10/15/2012, http://www.wga.hu/frames-e.html?/html/g/gisleber/2lastj.html Kleiner. Gardner's Art Through the Ages: A Concise History of Western Art. 2. VitalSource Bookshelf. Wadsworth Publishing Company, 01/2010, Monday, October 15, 2012. <http://digitalbookshelf.aionline.edu/books/1111904871/id/F7-26>
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bszumsky

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Re: Citation Help
« Reply #11 on: October 20, 2012, 10:06:59 am »
Hi,

Since this does not contain formatting or information required by MLA, I suggest you first review "How to Cite a Website" in the tutorials section of the Help Forum.

Once you have gone through that material and attempted to re-write your entries, if you have specific follow up questions, I will be happy to answer them.

B. Szumsky