Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Creating Citations and a Bibliography
Figure 2-24
Last name inserted next to page number fi eld
this tab is displayed
in Header and
Footer view
when selected, this
checkbox removes
the page number
and your last name
from the first page
your last name appears here
main document is
light gray, in dicating
that it is not
available for editing
page number field; yours
might be highlighted in gray
click to close Header and Footer view
6. Scroll down and observe the page number (with your last name) at the top of
pages 2, 3, and 4. As you can see, whatever you insert in the header on one page
appears on every page of the document by default.
7. Scroll up, if necessary, so you can see the header on the first page, and then, on
the Design tab in the Options group, click the Different First Page check box to
insert a check. The page number field and your last name are removed from the
first page header. The insertion point blinks at the header’s left margin, in case
you want to insert something else for the first page header. In this case, you don’t.
8. On the Design tab, in the Close group, click the Close Header and Footer button.
You return to Print Layout view, and the Header and Footer Tools Design tab no
longer appears on the Ribbon.
After you insert a page
number in a document, you
can always reopen Header
and Footer view by
doubleclicking the page number
in Print Layout view.
9. Scroll down to review your last name and the page number in the headers for
pages 2, 3, and 4. In Print Layout view, the text in the header is light gray,
indicating that it is not currently available for editing.
You have fi nished all the tasks related to formatting the MLA-style research paper.
Now Natalie wants your help in creating the essential parts of any research paper, the
citations and bibliography.
Creating Citations and a Bibliography
A bibliography (or, as it is called in the MLA style, the list of works cited ) is an
alphabetical list of all the books, magazines, Web sites, movies, and other works that you refer
to in your research paper. The items listed in a bibliography are known as sources The .
entry for each source includes information such as the author, the title of the work, the
publication date, and the publisher.
Within the research paper itself, you include a parenthetical reference, or citation ,
every time you quote or refer to a source. Every source included in your citations then
has a corresponding entry in the works-cited list. A citation should include enough
information to identify the quote or referenced material, so that the reader can easily locate
the source in the accompanying works-cited list. The exact form for a citation varies,
depending on the style guide you are using and the type of material you are referencing.
Some style guides are very rigid about the form and location of citations, but the MLA
style offers quite a bit of fl exibility. Typically, though, you insert an MLA citation at the end
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