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Compiling a Works Cited Page

Many of my readers are confused about the correct way to compile a works cited page. And how do you properly cite a website? This Empire State College site gives a great general comparison of MLA and APA: http://www.esc.edu/htmlpages/writerold/formats.htm. I've noticed, though, that some of the links in that site are dead. Here's one from the Modern Language Association (the MLA people) that can help you: http://www.mla.org/publications/style/style_faq/style_faq4. If you're formatting your citations in APA, try this site: http://www.apastyle.org/elecmedia.html.

As I find more sites like these, I'll post them on Storybites to help you out.

I'm delighted that so many of my readers are college students. Many of you read my site in order to learn more about authors or stories you've been assigned in class, and I hope my articles help you. But since my Storybites articles are copyrighted and I own the copyright, I've asked my readers to email me before they cite anything I've written in these pages. I've received many, many letters from students doing just that (and also from professors commending me for my stand as well as my work). I'm really proud of you for writing your own papers in an era when so much bad press is given to students who choose to plagiarize. And I love hearing from my readers, so don't be afraid to write to me!