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ENG 454/155: Best Sellers: Citing Your Sources

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Citing Your Sources

Citing your sources is how you give credit to others for ideas that are not your own.  It is very important and very time consuming.  Here are some suggestions that might help:

  • Find out what citation style your professor requires
  • Keep track of every source you examine.  Be sure to record all information needed for proper citations in the desired style.
  • Always keep any notes you take on a source somehow attached to the citation information.
  • Use Mendeley or some other citation software, but don't forget to double check auto-generated citations.


MLA Handbook

MLA Citation Style Guides

The following resources provide excellent examples and tutorial on the MLA citation style.

MLA Citation Generators

McGill Library provides free access to a robust citation management system called Mendeley, which will not only help you keep track of your sources but will also help you easily create both in-text and bibliographic citations.  To learn more about Mendeley and to set up your account, visit your friendly neighborhood librarian or take a look at our Mendeley online guide:

The links below will automatically format your citations into MLA style.  Proceed with caution: they almost never do it perfectly.  You'll still have to double check your Works Cited list.