Macbeth Essay Citations Mla

Citation Overview

Most academic writing cites others' ideas and research. How citing sources benefits you:

  • Sources that support your ideas give your paper authority and credibility
  • Shows you have researched your topic thoroughly
  • Crediting sources protects you from plagiarism
  • A list of sources can be a useful record for further research

Different academic disciplines prefer different citation styles, most commonly APA and MLA styles. Besides these styles, there are Chicago, Turabian, AAA, AP, and more. Only use the most current edition of the citation style.

Ask your instructor which citation style to use for assignments.

When to Cite

To avoid plagiarism, provide a citation for ideas that are not your own:

  • Direct quotation
  • Paraphrasing of a quotation, passage, or idea
  • Summary of another's idea or research
  • Specific reference to a fact, figure, or phrase

You do not need to cite common knowledge (ex. George Washington was the first President of the United States.) or proverbs unless you are using a direct quotation. When in doubt, cite your source.

How to Cite This No Fear Shakespeare

Full Bibliographic Citation

MLA

Crowther, John, ed. “No Fear Macbeth.” SparkNotes.com. SparkNotes LLC. 2005. Web. 13 Mar. 2018.

The Chicago Manual of Style

Crowther, John, ed. “No Fear Macbeth.” SparkNotes LLC. 2005. http://nfs.sparknotes.com/macbeth/ (accessed March 13, 2018).

APA

Crowther, John, (Ed.). (2005). No Fear Macbeth. Retrieved March 13, 2018, from http://nfs.sparknotes.com/macbeth/

In Text Citation

MLA

“I swear I have cleansed my heart of all hate. With this handshake, I guarantee my love” (Crowther).

APA

“I swear I have cleansed my heart of all hate. With this handshake, I guarantee my love” (Crowther, ed., 2005).

Footnote

The Chicago Manual of Style

Chicago requires the use of footnotes, rather than parenthetical citations, in conjunction with a list of works cited when dealing with literature.

1 Crowther, John, ed. “No Fear Macbeth.” SparkNotes LLC. 2005. http://nfs.sparknotes.com/macbeth/ (accessed March 13, 2018).


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