Use this guide to find examples for citing the sources you may use in your essays.
If you have any questions or need help, contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also consult the library's MLA Citation Guide
► It gives credit to the person or organization who has the idea or thought.
► It shows that you have read and understood what others have written on your topic.
► It helps your instructor, or whoever is reading your paper or essay, find the sources you used, if they want to read more about your topic.
► It helps you avoid plagiarism
► You need to cite anytime you paraphrase, summarize or quote information that is not your own.
► It doesn't matter where you found your source. It can be from a library database or free floating on the web. Cite it!
► It doesn't matter what type of source it is. It can be an article in print, a review online, an image, a phone interview or en email conversation. Cite it!
► Always give credit to the author in two places:
► There can be more than one correct way to cite a specific source - focus on what your reader needs to know in order to find it