Health Class, Ms. Perez: Consumer Advertising Project

Complex Question: What impact can advertising have on women's health, and what can be done to help consumers get more information and make healthier choices?

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Articles for Research:

The Impact of Advertising on Women's Self-Esteem, Self-Image, Body Image, and Likeliness to Submit to Abuse:

Tobacco Advertising:

Food Advertising:

Alcohol Advertising:

Sugary Drinks Advertising:

Energy Drinks Advertising:

Prescription Drug Advertising:

MLA Citations

The last page of your paper should be a Works Cited page. List your resources in alphabetical order (by the first word in each citation) on your Works Cited page. The first line of each citation starts at the margin, but any additional lines must be indented. Each type of resource must be cited in a specific way.

To cite from a database, click the "Cite" option; then choose MLA style and copy and paste the citation that you are given. Here are the ways to cite other common sources:

To Cite an Article from an Online Newspaper or Magazine:

Author's name. "Article Title in quotation marks)", Newspaper or Magazine Title (in italics), publisher name, publication date, URL, and the date of access. For example:

Bernstein, Mark. “10 Tips on Writing the Living Web.” A List Apart: For People Who Make Websites, 16 Aug. 2002,

writeliving. Accessed 4 May 2016.

To Cite an Individual Page on a Website:

  • Author's Name (if known). "Title of Specific Page (in quotation marks)." Title of Website (in italics). Publisher or Sponsor (often an organization), Date of Publication/Creation (if available-Day, Month, Year), URL (without https://). Access Date (Day, Month, Year). Note: If the publisher is the same as the website name, only list it once. For example:

“Athlete's Foot - Topic Overview.” WebMD, 25 Sept. 2014, overview. Accessed 20 Sept. 2018.

Lundman, Susan. “How to Make Vegetarian Chili.” eHow, Accessed 6 July 2015.

"MLA Works Cited: Electronic Sources (Web Publications)". Purdue Online Writing Lab. Purdue University, 2018. citation/mla_style/mla_formatting_and_style_guide/mla_works_cited_electronic_sources.html.

Accessed 28 Feb. 2019.

To Cite an Entire Website:

  • Editor, Author, or Compiler name (if available). Name of Site. Name of Publisher or Sponsor, Date of Publication/Creation (if available-Day, Month, Year), URL (without https://). Date of access (Day, Month, Year). For example:

Quinlivan, Ann. Bishop Kearney High School Library. Bishop Kearney High School.

Accessed 3 March 2019.

Felluga, Dino. Guide to Literary and Critical Theory. Purdue University, 28 Nov. 2003, Accessed 10 May


To Cite Something from a Book with One Author:

  • Last Name, First Name. Title of Book. City of Publication, Publisher, Publication Date, Page or Pages (if you are only using a specific section of the book). For example:

Gleick, James. Chaos: Making a New Science. Penguin, 1987.

Henley, Patricia. The Hummingbird House. MacMurray, 1999, pp. 25-38.

Here is a Works Cited Sample Page that could help you see how to organize your page.

You can find more details and examples on how to cite all types of resources here:

"MLA Works Cited: Electronic Sources", from Purdue University Online Writing Lab (OWL at Purdue)

"MLA Works Cited Page: Books", from Purdue University Online Writing Lab (OWL at Purdue)


Citation Machine (Free online citation tool.)

Note: Citation Machine is not perfect, but if you input the URL of an electronic source, it can usually find the source and help you create the citation. Make sure to choose MLA style and the correct source type (Website, newspaper, book, etc.). You will often have to fill in additional information. You ALWAYS have to add the Date Accessed to the end of the citation.

Please remember that you still have to double-check that the citation is correct. You can't blame Citation Machine if your citation isn't correct; it is up to you to check it and make any necessary corrections. This is just a tool to assist you, not to do it for you.