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    Question Quoting online news paper source, confused on something.

    Hi
    I have a hand book with an MLA section but Iím confused with the quote-source section examples because of the way the same info is found elsewhere in the book.
    If I quote a sentence from an online news paper, such as the SunTimes, what is needed in the body of my argument paper?
    I think I understand that the bottom of the source page should be as follows.
    EX:
    Doe, Jane Q. "Title of an Article." Title of a Magazine 12 Aug. 1999: 23.
    Or mabye that is wrong? But what I'm really not sure about is; how to point the reader from the text in the essay down to this information on the last page, the source page?

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    Re: Quoting online news paper source, confused on something.

    I would put this information in to0:
    Available from: http://www.xxx.html [Accessed 18 March 2007]

    In the text, I would put (Doe 1999) unless the text is numbered by chapters or sections: uw-madison writing center writer's handbook (see foot of page)


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    Re: Quoting online news paper source, confused on something.

    Thank Tdol

    I've got both the Bedford Hardbook 7th addition
    and the Hodges Harbrace Handbook 6th addition but it jumps around. I'll take a another look because the way you had (Doe 1999) in the text doses look like something I remember seeing somewhere.

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    Re: Quoting online news paper source, confused on something.

    Name + Date is a standard way of doing things, used in the Harvard Merthod, so where there is not the information they suggest, it seems a logical fall-back.


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    Question Re: Quoting online news paper source, confused on something.

    I see, thank you Tdol!

    One thing I’m not clear on still is, when you want to reference an author's name and his/her book in a starter sentence how is that done? For example if I wanted to tell everyone here about an author named Michael Test and his book titled The Trick of Time, do I do it like this;


    In the book “The Trick of Time” author Michael Test: explains how time works.
    or
    In the book “The Trick of Time” author Michael Test: explains how time works.
    or
    In the book The Trick of Time author “Michael Test” explains how time works.

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    Re: Quoting online news paper source, confused on something.

    In Trick of Time, Michael Test explains how time works...

    You could say 'In the book...' and 'author', but I am not sure that this is really necessary. However, this sort of referencing is more appropriate for general writing than an academic paper IMO.

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