MLA Works Cited Practice Exercise
1. What is plagiarism?
Plagiarism is to steal and pass off the ideas or words of another and use as your own.
2. How do you avoid plagiarism?
A good way to avoid plagiarism is to cite your sources. This gives credit to the people that wrote the information that you used.
3. What does MLA stand for?
Modern Language Association
4. List 2 reasons why it is important to cite your sources.
Two reasons why it is important to cite your sources is: to make sure you don’t plagiarize and also to give credit to the author who wrote the information that you used.
Works Cited Practice: Below are several sources. You are to use the information I have provided you with and document them as you would on a works cited page.
Author: Edward Cornish
Title: Futuring: The Exploration of the Future
City of Publication: Bethesda, Maryland
Publisher: World Future Society
Futuring: The Exploration of the Future. Bethesda, ML: World Future Society, 2004.
Author: Jerry Stubben
Article Title: Native Americans and Government Policy
Encyclopedia Title: Social Issues in America: An Encyclopedia
Editor: James Ciment
City of Publication: Armonk, New York
Publisher: M.E. Sharpe
Number of volumes in set: 8
Stubben, Jerry. "Native Americans and Government Policy." Social Issues in America: An Encyclopedia. James Ciment ed. Vol. 5. Armonk, NY: M.E. Sharpe, 2006. 1190-203.
Author: Carmen Wong Ulrich
Article Title: Stop Stressing Over Money-Now!
Magazine Title: Health
Date: April 2006
Ulrich, Carmen W. "Stop Stressing Over Money-Now!" Health Apr.-May 2006: 126-28.
Author: James ‘ONeill
Article Title: Richland is Given Award for Quality Management
Newspaper Title: Dallas Morning News
Date: April 20, 2006