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Sample Citations

The MLA citation style is used by most Humanities disciplines. As of April 2016, MLA updated from version 7 to 8. Ask your instructor which version they prefer you to use!

MLA 8 examples

MLA style format for citing an article in journal that uses both volume and issue numbers:
Cooney, Brian C. “Considering Robinson Crusoe’s ‘Liberty of Conscience’
        in an Age of Terror.” College English, vol. 69, no. 3, Jan. 2007,
        pp. 197-215.

MLA style format for citing an article in journal that numbers all the issues in sequence:
Kafka, Ben. "The Demon of Writing: Paperwork, Public Safety, and the
        Reign of Terror." Representations, no. 98, 2007, pp. 1-24.

MLA style format for citing a book:
Anderson, Curtis. The Long Tail: Why the Future of Business Is Selling
        Less of More
. Hyperion, 2006.

 

MLA 7 examples

MLA style format for citing an article in journal:

 

MLA style format for citing a book:

The Chicago citation style is used by History and some Social Science disciplines.

At the library:  The Chicago Manual of Style

Online:  The Chicago Manual of Style

 

Chicago style format for citing an article in journal:

Chicago style format for citing a book:

 

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Refworks

Refworks is an online citation manager for collecting, organizing, and citing sources. 

Version 3 - New accounts and accounts created after Fall 2016

Version 2 - accounts created before Fall 2016

Zotero

Zotero is a tool for collecting, managing, and citing sources. You can install it on your computer and also access your personal database of sources online.

Proper Use of Sources

Proper Use of Sources Tutorial: Here, you will find information on the different forms of plagiarism, proper scholarly procedure, and links to helpful websites for further information. Always remember that your best resource is your professor so don’t hesitate to consult them to figure out what is and is not appropriate in each case. 

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