Citation Sources

Why We Cite Sources

We cite our sources for four important reasons:

1) To avoid plagiarism.

2) To give credit where credit is due, recognizing authors for their hard work.

3) To show that we have done our work and supported our arguments.

4) To allow readers to follow our steps in the research process.

How to Cite Sources

Online Citation Makers

Easy to use online citation maker (MLA and APA). Links with Google Docs.

Offers different citation styles (MLA and APA )

Offers different citation styles (MLA and APA)

Detailed Citation Help

The Online Writing Lab (OWL) at Purdue University provides writing resources and instructional material.

Color coded citations guides from Long Island University Libraries.

Citing Digital Images (MLA 8 Format)

How to Cite a Digital Image in MLA 8 Format