Week 11

Research Techniques -- Citing Sources
MLA Style

“Keep in mind that in the whole long tradition of storytelling, from Greek myths through Shakespeare through King Arthur and Robin Hood, this whole notion that you can't tell stories about certain characters because someone else owns them is a very modern one - and to my mind, a very strange one.” (Michael Montoure, Slices)

"People recognize intellectual property the same way they recognize real estate. People understand what property is" (Michael Nesmith).

"Americans have been selling this view around the world: that progress comes from perfect protection of intellectual property" (Lawrence Lessig).

Why We Cite Read carefully. Don't miss the continuation arrows at the bottom right of the screen.

Again, the videos at PAC have been taken down, so we shall continue our research, focusing on the two most dominant style for citing sources. Remember that there are three types of citations: (1) citations inside your paper; (2) citations at the end of your paper; (3) citations found in books and articles which may be of a different style than what you are using in your paper.

MLA and APA are both bibliographic styles. Please explore both MLA and APA. The quiz will only be on MLA to avoid confusion. Later in the program you will be expected to know both.

There are "cheat sheets" for both MLA and APA available in the library. They are also available online at MLA (PDF).


Go to MLA 7th ed. and print out the two page cheat sheet on MLA. Use this cheat sheet when taking the Canvas quiz for this week, which is only on MLA. Remember you can take the quiz multiple times.

Then return to Canvas Discussions and address the topic for the week, as well as discussing the readings you found on citations, MLA style and APA style.

Colby Glass, MLIS