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FYS 100 (27): Shapes of Desire: Love Poetry: Writing and Citing

Paraphrasing

Citing a source from which you have quoted seems pretty straightforward, but most use of research material involves paraphrasing--putting the other author's text into your own words. Doing this legitimately involves genuine mental effort, first to make sure you really understand what was said and then to accurately represent that meaning without using the words of the original author (with the exception of technical terms). The links below suggest some of the most effective ways to make sure you are fulfilling that obligation.

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Works Cited Page Style Guide

Your research paper ends with a list of all the sources cited in the text of the paper. This is called a Works Cited list.

  • Start a new page for your Works Cited list.
  • Center the title, Works Cited, at the top of the page and do not bold or underline it
  • Double-space the list.
  • Start the first line of each citation at the left margin; indent each subsequent line five spaces (also known as a "hanging indent").
  • Put your list in alphabetical order. Alphabetize the list by the first word in the citation. In most cases, the first word will be the author’s last name. Where the author is unknown, alphabetize by the first word in the title, ignoring the words a, an, the.
  • Each type of resource has a different format depending on whether it is a film, electronic resource, or resource in print form

UR Online Resources

MLA (Modern Language Association) Style Guides

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