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LIT 211: Children's Literature: Writing & Citing

This guide was created to help you find children's and young adult literature, and also criticism and interpretation of that literature.

Citations

Citing your sources is important because:

  • It shows you've done research by looking up scholarly resources
  • It allows others to look up the sources you used to find the information
  • It prevents you from being accused of plagiarism 

Citations may look different depending on what style is used, but they contain the same information. The standard elements include:

  • Author name(s)
  • Title (of book or article and journal)
  • Date of publication
  • Page numbers

Brief intro to MLA format

[Your last name] [page #]

[Your Name]

[Your professor's name]

[Class number and section number]

[Date: day, month, year]

[Centered Title]

Double spaced text using consistently-sized 12pt font. One inch margins on all sides. 

For more detailed information, consult the MLA Handbook or the MLA Style Center's page on Formatting a Research Paper. 

MLA Style Center

This MLA web resource contains specific information on formatting a research paper and creating a Works Cited page

MLA Handbook

Online Citation Guide

Citation Generator

Academic Center for Excellence

The Academic Center for Excellence offers academic coaching, tutoring, study groups, and workshops. Learn more here: http://niagaracc.suny.edu/ACE/

Dictionary

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