MLA/Citing Sources


Use this easy bib widget to make citing quick and easy:


Click the image below to learn how to access Noodle Tools, a site for Citing and Note Taking while researching:

 

 

 

 

 

Why is it important to cite sources?

o Giving credit to the author
o Giving a context to the thought being used
o Adding support to your argument
o Allowing the reader to find the original article, book, or source

What is MLA?

MLA stands for the Modern Language Association, an organization that determines the guidelines for citing sources and the formatting of academic papers. MLA format is generally the format of choice in high school but is typically used for papers relating to the Humanities.

Website Guides:

MLA Formatting and Style Guide – The OWL at Purdue
The Online Writing Lab at Purdue University (OWL) is an online writing guide that covers the essential elements of essay writing. It contains resources for all citation types including MLA, APA, and Chicago style.

MLA Style – Diana Hacker
This site has a unique drop-down menu with choices for in-text and lists of works cited

http://library.osu.edu/sites/guides/mlagd.php
This website features quick information on citing sources and also has guides for other aspects of research.

MLA In-text Citations – The OWL at Purdue
Guidelines on adding In-text citations to your essay. Most teachers if not all will require this.

What is APA?

APA stands for American Psychological Association. This formatting is typically used for papers on social science topics.

Website Guides:

APA Formatting and Style Guide – The OWL at Purdue
The Online Writing Lab at Purdue University (OWL) is an online writing guide that covers the essential elements of essay writing. It contains resources for all citation types including MLA, APA, and Chicago style.

APA Style – Diana Hacker
This site has a unique drop-down menu with choices for in-text and reference list citations. There is also a sample paper to give you an idea of how a well-formatted paper should look.

APA Style – The Ohio State University
This website features quick information on citing sources and also has guides for other aspects of research.