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Intext citation: MLA in-text parenthetical citations
If you cannot locate one of the required facts on the webpage you are using do the following:
If you use the name of the author within you sentence, you only need to include the page number at the end.
A web page does not [usually] have page numbers. Only include the author's name in the reference. See teacher for further instruction.
For any type of source, you must include information in your text that directs readers to the correct entry in the works-cited list. . .Web documents generally do not have fixed page numbers or any kind of section numbering. If your source lacks numbering, omit numbers from your parenthetical references, or intext citations.
If your source includes fixed page numbers or section numbering (such as numbering of paragraphs), cite the relevant numbers. Give the appropriate abbreviation before the numbers (Rothman, pars. 19-20). (Pars. is the abbreviation for paragraphs.) For a document on the Web, the page numbers of a printout should normally not be cited, because it may vary in different printouts.
An excessively long URL will not always connect you to the information directly. Sometimes, you need to go to the homepage and navigate to the information you need.
Cite a usable URL that will assist the reader. For example, for an online database, you may cite the URL of the site's searching page/home page. Such a URL, combined with the other information in the entry (author, title, etc.), normally will allow the reader to trace your source.
Use the site's home page and special links that the reader should follow. For instance, here is how to list a report originally published in print and now posted at the MLA's Web site:
"Significance of Primary Records." Profession 95. New York: MLA,1995. 27-50. 5 Feb. 2001. MLA. 23
Always test the URL in a new browser window and see if you can get back to your information.
Wikipedia: Researching with Wikipedia- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Researching_with_Wikipedia
Links to More Information
Assembling a List of Works Cited in Your Paper
CBE Style Guide: Style Guide for Bibliographies and Footnotes
Citing Sources - Secondary
Citation Style for Research Papers
Citation Styles Online
Citation Styles, Plagiarism & Style Manuals
Columbia Guide to Online Style
Humanities: Documenting Sources
Landmarks Citation Machine
Modern Language Association
OWL (Online Writing Lab) at Purdue University
Sciences: Documenting Sources
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