If your computer or typewriter does not have square bracket keys, then draw the brackets in.You can NOT substitute parentheses for brackets, since they carry a different meaning.
articles) or italicize it if it's a longer work (e.g.
plays, books, television shows, entire websites) and provide a page number. In this example, since the reader does not know the author of the article, an abbreviated title of the article appears in the parenthetical citation which corresponds to the full name of the article which appears first at the left-hand margin of its respective entry in the Works Cited.
For example, if the quotation is "This movie is wonderful drivel," you can't quote it as "This movie is wonderful . ." and leave out the word "drivel," since it changes the meaning of the quotation.
You can add information to a quotation in order to define a word or phrase, to clarify the quotation's information, or to make a brief comment on the quotation's information.
For instance, if two or more authors have the same last name, provide both authors' first initials (or even the authors' full name if different authors share initials) in your citation.
For example: If you cite more than one work by a particular author, include a shortened title for the particular work from which you are quoting to distinguish it from the others.Romantic poetry is characterized by the "spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings" (Wordsworth 263).Both citations in the examples above, (263) and (Wordsworth 263), tell readers that the information in the sentence can be located on page 263 of a work by an author named Wordsworth.And remember, too, that just like when using a direct quotation, you must cite your source when summarizing or paraphrasing.Yes, you can leave out words you deem unnecessary in a quotation, but you can't take out words that will change its meaning.Use direct quotations only when the information is so well presented (or in the interest of clarity, emphasis, or accuracy), that you think the exact language of the source should be used.Remember that when you do choose to use direct quotations, you need to retain the exact wording, spelling, and punctuation of the original source.If readers want more information about this source, they can turn to the Works Cited page, where, under the name of Wordsworth, they would find the following information: When a source has no known author, use a shortened title of the work instead of an author name.Place the title in quotation marks if it's a short work (e.g.Put short titles of books in italics and short titles of articles in quotation marks.Lightenor has argued that computers are not useful tools for small children ("Too Soon" 38), though he has acknowledged elsewhere that early exposure to computer games does lead to better small motor skill development in a child's second and third year ("Hand-Eye Development" 17).