When citing a quote where does the period go?

When citing a quote where does the period go?

The final period or comma goes inside the quotation marks, even if it is not a part of the quoted material, unless the quotation is followed by a citation. If a citation in parentheses follows the quotation, the period follows the citation.

Do you use quotation marks when citing in MLA?

According to the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers, when citing a short quotation from literature or a paper place quotation marks around that line, and use the appropriate punctuation within the quotation marks.

How do you end a question with a quote?

Place a question mark or exclamation point within closing quotation marks if the punctuation applies to the quotation itself. Place the punctuation outside the closing quotation marks if the punctuation applies to the whole sentence. Phillip asked, “Do you need this book?”

How do you end a quote in MLA format?

At the end of the quote put the period after the last word of the sentence followed by the parentheses. **Note that the punctuation for the sentence goes AFTER the parenthesis. Please see the following handbook on reserve in the Library for more information: MLA Handbook.

How do you quote a paper in MLA?

About In-Text Citation In-text citations include the last name of the author followed by a page number enclosed in parentheses. “Here’s a direct quote” (Smith 8). If the author’s name is not given, then use the first word or words of the title.

How do you in-text cite an online article in MLA?

The format for citing an article from an online newspaper, magazine, or blog is the same as a general web page citation….Citing online articles.

Format Author last name, First name. “Title of Article.” Website Name, Day Month Year, URL.
In-text citation (Smith)

Can I paraphrase a citation?

When you paraphrase, you use your own words. When paraphrasing, you must still acknowledge where you got the idea from by including a parenthetical citation. When citing paraphrased information, APA requires you to include the author and date. It is also recommended (but not required) that you include the page number.

Do we need to cite paraphrasing?

It is useful to paraphrase when your reader needs to understand or be exposed to the argument of another author in order to understand your argument. Paraphrasing ALWAYS requires a citation. Even if you are using your own words, the idea still belongs to someone else.