Nevertheless, your paper won’t be taken seriously unless you use citations adequately.To do so, you can either use the MLA quoting style or go for the APA style.
When using the MLA (Modern Language Association) formatting style in an essay, you need to indicate the writer’s name, as well as the number of the page you've taken the material from (for printed sources).
When quoting poems, the number of the page will be replaced by verses.
As opposed to APA style, you aren’t required to mention the year of the citation in the paper itself. When using the MLA style, a fragment that includes less than 4 lines of narration or 3 verses of a poem is regarded as short.
However, you still have to mention the date in a comprehensive bibliography section at the end of the paper. In case you wish to include such a citation, you have to take the following steps: 1) use double quotes on the fragment, 2) mention the writer’s last name, and 3) indicate the number of the page.
For example, "proper use of beta blockers prevents heart attacks" (Smith 244).
Long passages of four or more lines are indented 1 inch from the left margin without quotation marks.
The parenthetical author's name and page number are placed at the end of the cite.
APA and MLA require full cites in reference or works cited pages of essays.
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