In an informative-based research paper—with an introduction, 6-8 body paragraphs, and a conclusion— please provide information on how one work of art (a painting, a drawing, a sculpture, a book or story of fiction, poetry, a film, a television series, a song, an album, or a visual album, etc.) has inspired or been inspired by one of the following movements:
MLA Format – your essay must be formatted and documented according to MLA guidelines (TNR, 12 pt font, double-spaced, 1” margins, MLA heading, page numbers with last name in upper right-hand corner of margin) and a Works Cited page. Please see OwlPurdue or the MJC website on MLA formatting requirements. •
Support – this research paper is heavily-based on the research you complete. You must always introduce, cite, and explain every piece of source information you incorporate into the essay. Support should come from your Readers’ Club sources, as well as outside research from at least 3 additional sources. This means you should have 6 sources total.
6 page minimum – Remember, you can use more than one idea or quote from a source. You must turn in no less than SIX FULL pages (to the bottom of the sixth page) in order to receive credit for this essay. Otherwise, your essay will incur point penalties. (The seventh page should be the Works Cited page)
Begin your project by doing some background reading on your topic. Preliminary reading helps you:
Here are some reference books and specialized encyclopedias that are contained in the Gale eBooks database.
Find sources on the topics that you identified in Step 1.
Get started by watching this excellent, short video from Hayden Memorial Library of Citrus College, that walks you through creating an MLA citation and corresponding in-text citation.
Use the links below to see examples of source citations. Beneath the yellow handout, you can use The MLA Style Center's, Works Cited: A Quick Guide to see how to create source citations then use their template to practice citing sources.
If you don't find what you need here, check out the MLA's, Ask the MLA.
Don't forget that when in doubt verify the accuracy of any citation example by using the MLA Handbook.