Most often, editors of books, journals and other media will ask that parenthetical information be included in footnotes as a way to control the prose of the document. When used properly, a footnote is an excellent way to add to work or to quickly cite or reference quotes and other secondary information. There are several footnote formats.
Examples of how to cite Wikipedia Wikipedia has a tool to generate citations for particular articles. For the cite tool, see Special: Citeor follow the "Cite this page" link in the toolbox on the left of the page in the article you wish to cite. The following examples assume you are citing the Wikipedia article on Plagiarismusing the version that was submitted on July 22,at Retrieved August 10,from https: For reference books, which includes encyclopedias, dictionaries, and glossaries, the book title is preceded by the word In.
It is not italicized, but the book title following it is. The book title appears in sentence case. You capitalize the first word, the first word after a colon, and proper nouns. The URL must go to the exact page that you reference.
No punctuation follows the URL. The term or article title appears in the author position. Use sentence case for multiple-word terms or titles, where you capitalize the first word, the first word after a colon, and proper nouns.
The proper in-text citation is "Plagiarism," for a paraphrased passage or "Plagiarism,"para. If there are multiple headings on the page, it is also acceptable to place the subheading and then a paragraph number within that heading. For example, proper in-text citation for a direct quote of fewer than 40 words is: If the quoted material is more than 40 words, use the block quote format instead.
As another example, the proper in-text citation for a paraphrased passage is: Plagiarism is stealing the works of others "Plagiarism," APA Style requires that you provide a separate reference entry for each term you are citing in your paper because 1 you must provide a URL for each term that goes directly to the term, and 2 you must provide the publication date for each term separately.
However, if you are discussing the "online encyclopedia" itself, not a term in the encyclopedia, you might need to reference the site itself. Note that MLA style calls for both the date of publication or its latest update and the date on which the information was retrieved.
Be sure to double check the exact syntax your institution requires. For citation of Wikipedia as a site, use: Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, s. Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia; Jul 22, University of Chicago Press, Note on Turabian style: Please understand that Turabian does not have rules that cover anything like Wikipedia.
These examples are based on "reading between the lines" and assimilating rules from various not-so-similar cases that Turabian does cover. If the party to which you are submitting your paper is particularly strict, you might want to find out if they have their own adaptation of Turabian that would apply in this case.
Alternately, you could always consult with the party before the deadline to make sure it's acceptable. Notes 1 "Plagiarism," in Wikipedia: Updated 22 July Retrieved 10 August This presentation does not follow that rule. Parenthetical reference "Plagiarism," Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia or Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia, s.According to MLA style, you must have a Works Cited page at the end of your research paper.
All entries in the Works Cited page must correspond to the works cited in your main text. How to Do Footnotes. Footnotes are powerful tools, they are used to provide ancillary information and also citations in the footer of a page.
Most often, editors of books, journals and other media will ask that parenthetical information be included in footnotes as a way to control the prose of the document.
Automatic works cited and bibliography formatting for MLA, APA and Chicago/Turabian citation styles. Now supports 7th edition of MLA. Wikipedia has a tool to generate citations for particular articles.
For the cite tool, see Special:Cite, or follow the "Cite this page" link in the toolbox on the left of the page in the article you wish to cite. APA Research Paper Format. APA (American Psychological Association) research paper format is often used in papers related to psychology and social sciences.
In this citation, there is a general format in referencing through endnotes/footnotes, in .
The "MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers (7th ed.)" does not suggest a specific format for citing reports. Since they are usually found in scholarly journals, follow the guidelines for print or Web articles.
After you discuss information from a research report, use an in-text citation within parentheses.