Visuals such as graphs and tables should used to assist in communication, not take up space in order to meet minimum page requirements. Use them carefully and wisely. A good discussion and excellent samples can be located at the OWL website.
MLA uses the author-page method of citation. The last name of the author and the page number(s) from which the quotation or paraphrase is taken are placed in parenthesis and inserted in the appropriate place.
When referencing or summarizing an entire source, mention the author name and title in the body of your text. When quoting, paraphrasing, or summarizing a particular passage or idea of the original source, include the author name and page number in the parenthetical citation. However, if you mention the author's name in your text, include page number(s) only.
If a direct quote is fewer than four lines, infuse it into your own text and use quotation marks.
However, if a direct quote exceeds four lines, make the quotation a free-standing indented block quote and DO NOT use quotation marks.
If you have any endnotes, include them on a separate page before your Works Cited page. Entitle the section Notes (centered, unformatted).
All research materials from which direct quotes, paraphrases, or summaries are taken must be included in the Works Cited. The Bibliography, on the other hand, must include all cited sources in addition to any sources consulted during the research and writing process.
Use EasyBib to organize your paper/project, create a bibliography/Works Cited page, and track resources. EasyBib is a free resource for students of Saint Leo University. You must first register in order to use it.Your Bibliography should include ALL resources referred to within your paper or presentation. It should be comprehensive enough so that your audience can locate all of the resources used to support your work. This can sometimes be difficult for website and other online resources, so it needs to be as complete and accurate as possible. The Purdue OWL website has a comprehensive list of various types of references and how to format them.