Cite your sources because...
Source: "Student Tools." PleaseDontCheat.com. New York Online, 2012. Web. 27 Apr. 2014.
MLA CORE ELEMENTS
The following elements should be used for ALL SOURCES in the order shown below. If one element is not available, move to the next one on the list. Note the punctuation used after each entry.
What is a container?
When the source being documented forms part of a whole, the larger whole can be thought of as a container that holds that source. For example, a short story may be contained in an anthology. The short story is the source, and the anthology is the container. Another example is a magazine article found in a database. The magazine is the source; the database is the container.
Annotated bibliography: a works cited list that contains information about each item.
Following is Information that may be included in an annotation:
MARTEKA, P. (2010, Mar 05). DESPITE 'SIGHTINGS,' MOUNTAIN LIONS ELUSIVE IN
CONNECTICUT. Hartford Courant Retrieved from http://search.proquest.com/
I found this article by going to the SVS Library's database page and navigating to the box titled "Newspapers from Around the World," where I clicked on the Hartford Courant link. I used the key phrase "mountain lions" and limited my search to articles published within the last ten years. This article was very helpful because it gave me statistics from the Connecticut DEP as well as anecdotal information from around the state.
Parenthetical references: in-text citations that refer to the original sources of information.