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2017 Professional Athletes

MLA 8 format for resources

The “Core Elements” of an MLA 8 citation, along with their corresponding punctuation marks,  include the following (in this order):

  1. Authors.
  2. Title of the source.
  3. Title of container,
  4. Other contributors,
  5. Version,
  6. Numbers,
  7. Publisher,
  8. Publication date,
  9. Location.

Owl at Purdue


You may want to check these resources for your research:

MeL.org      Teens/ Homework help/ Opposing Viewpoints
Opposing Viewpoints- search for 
Professional Athlete Salary brought back 12 news articles, some look promising.
(Washington Times and NY Times articles?)
The same search but with 'pay' rather than 'salary' had some different results

Google scholar

2016 list of highest paid athletes Forbes

Infographic 

USA Today 2013

Mel.org                                             Mel.org/JOBS/explore careers/OOH
Occupational Outlook Handbook
Athletes and Sports competitors    in particular you may want to view the WHAT THEY DO and   WORK ENVIRONMENT tabs to get some insight on what it might be like to be an athlete as a career.

My Next Move
Shows job outlook variances by location and identifies skills and personality traits for professions.


If you still need further information and need to search the greater web, remember to check the Evaluating resources tab.
C= Credibility     Who is the author, what are his or her credentials?
A= Accuracy       Can facts, statistics or other information be verified through other sources?  Does this                                                        information seem accurate to you?
R= Reliability        Does the source present a particular view or bias?  Do you need to gather another view?
R= Relevance      Does this information support your thesis or help you to answer your question?
D= Date               When was this information created?  When was it revised?                                                                                            Are these dates meaningful in  terms of the  subject matter?
S= Sources          Did the author use credible sources?
S= Scope              Does this source address your thesis or question?   Is it a scholarly or popular item?