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Any words, ideas or images that you do not create yourself must be properly credited to avoid plagiarism.
Citing information sources acknowledges the origin of your information and it provides support and credibility to your work by showing evidence of your research.
A citation is a reference to the source of an idea, information or image. It typically includes enough identifying information, such as the author, title, date, publication format, etc.
MLA Style Guides
CCSF Library Citing Sources page
This resource provides links to a number of citation styles including APA.
MLA Style Guide for a Works Cited list
This handout produces by CCSF Librarians provides examples of materials and formats listed in MLA style.
MLA Style In-Text Citations
This handout produces by CCSF Librarians provides examples of in-text citations listed in MLA style.
Purdue OWL - MLA Formatting & Style Guide
"This resource, updated to reflect the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers (7th ed.) and the MLA Style Manual and Guide to Scholarly Publishing (3rd ed.), offers examples for the general format of MLA research papers, in-text citations, endnotes/footnotes, and the Works Cited page."--from Purdue OWL
Citation Generator Tool
NoodleTools is an online tool that helps you generate citations (both in text and references lists). You'll need to talk to a librarian to get the CCSF password to get you the premium service. Click on the Noodletools tab for more information.
MLA Style Manual
Call Number: Reference LB2369 .M52 2016
Publication Date: 2016-04-01
The Modern Language Association, the authority on research and writing, takes a fresh look at documenting sources in the eighth edition of the MLA Handbook.
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