Fifth A: "What are parenthetical citations?"
and ... "What do they look like?"
Citing from a book according to MLA:
(Author's Last Name Page Number).
It's important that you put the "period" outside and after the parenthesis unless, of course, you have your citation in the middle of a sentence.
Yes, it is that simple when you use a book. Just get the author's last name and the page that you used.
Do not put more than 2 consecutive pages in one citation. It should look like this if you used 2 pages in a row (Smith 22-23).
Citing from the Internet, a website with an author, according to MLA:
(Author's Last Name).
Citing from the Internet is more difficult. You must search for the author's name (not the webmaster). You may have to go back to the homepage to find it.
If there is no author, then you must use the first significant word in the title of the webpage or the title of the article on that webpage. You put that word in quotation marks inside the parenthesis.
Citing from the Internet, a website without an author, according to MLA:
("First Significant Word of the Webpage/Article").
Remember that you must put these citations after all the information you found. They should be everywhere in your paper, in each paragraph, unless you are writing your own thoughts or ideas. Without these citations you will be guilty of plagiarism which may result in a failing grade! Just cite, cite, cite!
Fifth B: Continue on to the Works Cited page
Check out this site for another example and also for Works Cited information including Internet sources: MLA Citations.
Don't forget to put in your citations, even in the Rough Draft!