MLA Modern Language Association
This is a guide for citing resources using the Modern Language Association (MLA) style of citing. MLA is used to cite resources within the field of English studies, foreign language and literatures, literary criticism, comparative literature and cultural studies. Please refer to your class syllabus or consult your professor to see if this is the correct citation style for your class.
This guide will provide you with examples of the most used commonly used resources. If you do not see a resource represented on these pages, please refer to the MLA Handbook 8th Edition. This manual can be found in the library in bookcase across from study room102
This guide also provide the user with a link to MLA.org, the Purdue University Online Writing Lab (OWL), and a link to RefWorks, an online citation tool.
Each entry has a pattern, a diagram of what bibliographic information is needed to create a citation for the Work Cited page.
This is a guide for citing resources using the American Psychological Association (APA) style of citation. Use APA to cite resources within the social sciences, education and business subjects. Please refer to your class syllabus or consult your professor to see if this is the correct citation style for your class.
Why Cite Resources?
What is a citation?
A citation is a way you inform the readers that certain materials in your paper came from another source. It also gives your readers the information necessary to find the source. Your citation should include the following elements in both your footnotes and bibliography.
When do I need to cite?
You need to acknowledge whenever you borrow quotes or ideas. The following are when you need to cite: