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ENG 408: Reader Response: Citing Your Sources

Citing Your Sources

Citing your sources (a.k.a. academic integrity) is how you give credit to others for ideas that are not your own.  It is very important and can be time consuming.  Here are some suggestions that might save your sanity:

  • Keep track of each and every source you examine.  Be sure to record all informtion needed for proper citations in the desired style.
  • Keep track, also, of which source you find information in.  Always keep your notes from a source somehow attached to the citation information.
  • Use Endnote or some other citation software, but don't forget to double check your auto-generated bibliographies.


MLA Handbook

MLA Citation Style Guides

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

MLA Citation Generators

These websites 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.