Quote help

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by ChrisN, May 11, 2008.

  1. ChrisN macrumors 65816

    ChrisN

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    #1
    Hi, for a research paper I am doing I found a nice quote by langston hughes that I want to end it with.
    “Hold fast to dreams for if dreams die, life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly.”
    but i dont know how to cite it, if anyone can help me thanks :)

    ChrisN
     
  2. lag1090 macrumors 6502

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    What source did you find it from? Citations typically include the first word of the source or the author's last name.

    Usually, MLA citations are done like this:

    "Short, three line or less quote text" (Source Pg#).

    Here's some more research paper citation info:
    http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/557/03/
     
  3. Badandy macrumors 68040

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  4. lag1090 macrumors 6502

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    Oh, forgot about that one. You tend to do things by hand when you've grown accustomed to manual citation. It's just easier than having to input all of the info into a citation parser, then copy it back into your paper and adjusting the formatting.
     
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