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How To Cite

There are two reasons for citing your sources.

1. Give credit to authors and publishers.

2. Give credibility to your finished work.

Always write down where you found information. If it’s a website, record the URLdate the page was accessed, and as much information as you can find about the sponsoring institution or organization and author for the site. If it’s a print source, include the author’s nametitle of the workpublisherplace of publicationdatepages where information was found. This way, when you actually start writing your research paper, you’ll have all the information you need to complete your in-text citations and works cited list.

Here are some examples.

Please see or email Mrs. Smith for help: [email protected]

What’s New in MLA 8

Works Cited Samples (MLA 8)

In-Text Citation Guide (MLA 8)

Sites with citation-building shortcuts:


Citation Producer


Avoiding Plagiarism Guide

from the Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL)

Fact-checking sites:




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