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Cite Your Sources: MLA in-text citations & works cited lists

This page has lots of resources to help you create citations for your research assignments.

Modern Language Association Style - MLA

Citing a Website

Citing a Video or Video Clip

Citing a Newspaper

Citing a Source with No Known Author

Citing a Book

Citing an Image

Citing a Journal Article


Thank you to the librarians of the UWC South East Asia for providing access to these valuable posters.

What is citation for?

What is citation? To cite a source means to give credit for the original source of information, an idea, or way of articulating an idea. It is a standardized method of acknowledging resources used in your research. (University of Alaska Fairbanks, Rasmusen Library Libguide page)

Why do we cite? Citing tells your reader where you found your information. Citing allows your reader to learn more, beginning with your sources. Citing gives credit to the people whose words or ideas you are using. Citing protects you from plagiarizing. (Portland Community College Libguides page.)

What does MLA stand for? Modern Language Association

Are there other citation styles? Many!