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PKShota 04-16-2011 08:38 PM

MLA Citing
 
Just one quick question. I'm citing for an essay, but I'm stuck on one part.

I'm aware that when citing, citations must be in order according to the first letter of the author's name.

But...if it's from Wikipedia...:

"2011 Yemeni protests." Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. 24 March 2011. 24 March 2011. < 2011 Yemeni protests - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia >

And since it starts with a number...where to? Or did I cite that wrong?

Sandrie 04-16-2011 08:40 PM

If possible, find where this information originally was taken from, most professors don't like wikipedia for citation.

In general, if you don't have the information, it's alright to omit it. In this case, there's no author, so just leave it out.

"2011 Yemeni Protests." Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia. Web. 16 Apr. 2011. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2011_Yemeni_protests>.

remember to indent the second line and on.

buta 04-16-2011 08:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Sandrie (Post 1513848)
If possible, find where this information originally was taken from, most professors don't like wikipedia for citation.

That. Regardless of how good the information is, teachers don't want it, especially since anybody can edit it.

If you're looking for a specific protest, find the source in the list and use that instead.

If you're trying to talk about the number of protests there were, search that instead and find a different website.

PKShota 04-16-2011 08:47 PM

The thing is my teacher allowed Wikipedia so long as its cited correctly.

I don't know if I can remove it from my works cited unless I can easily find “unemployment, economic conditions and corruption” somewhere else.

JustinBieber 04-16-2011 08:50 PM

Purdue OWL: MLA Formatting and Style Guide

This is what I use for my papers.

PKShota 04-16-2011 08:54 PM

My brother even suggested that ._.

Strikegundam 04-17-2011 05:13 AM

same question..
but mine is from a government
should i just do (The State of Victoria, Department of Sustainability and Environment 2003)?
this is for citing in text
http://www.dse.vic.gov.au/CA256F3100...+Frog+1994.pdf


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