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ENGL 1101 Online: Cite your sources

Research help for English 1101 Online

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Know when and how to cite your sources to give proper credit and avoid plagiarism!

  • Citation help video
  • Citation information
  • Tips and Guidelines
  • MLA Handouts
  • More Online Citation Guides
  • Microsoft Word citation tool
  • Zotero citation management

Citation Help video

Watch this video for a demonstration about citation information. This shows our old catalog, but the information is in the new catalog, too....just in a bit different format.
 

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MLA Style Guides

How to format citations in MLA style on your list of works cited:

More Online Citation Guides

Where do I get the information for my citations?

Where do I get the information for my citations?

  • From the work itself -  Look on the title page and the copyright page
  • In the library catalog - Go to the page with information about the item or the item itself and look for a citation helper.
  • In a research database - Go to the page with information about the item or the item itself and look for a citation helper.

When printing a PDF document in EBSCOHost, be sure you have printed both the article and the citation information.

Many of these sources have citation helpers, but you cannot trust that the formatting is correct; always double check it yourself!

Tips and Guidelines

Always use citations when:

  • quoting directly from a source
  • including statistics or other factual information
  • paraphrasing or summarizing an author's main idea

More help:

Microsoft Word Citation tool

Zotero: Citation Management Made Easy

"My life just got a whole lot easier!"
~GPC Business student upon seeing Zotero create a works cited page.

Zotero is a free citation management program.

Zotero helps you:

  • format citations
  • insert citations in a paper
  • keep track of your resources
  • share resources with group members