Citing Sources in MLA




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Citing Your Sources Appropriately Using MLA Style



Over the course of your college career, you're probably going to end up writing several papers. And you may hear your professors talk about the importance of citing your sources and the consequences of academic dishonesty. 

Your professors want you to cite your sources when doing research, and it's a good habit to get into anyway. Why? Citing your sources tells readers:

  • where you found the information you used to support your arguments
  • who the authorities are whom you are citing
  • what external resources support your arguments, lending credibility to your paper

After completing this module you will be able to:

  • Identify three basic rules for citing your sources
  • Identify examples of "common knowledge"
  • Differentiate between books and journals for purposes of citing them.
  • Identify online tools and resources for MLA Citation style


Module Quiz

Complete the quiz for this module located in your Canvas course. YYou will have 15 minutes to complete the quiz. You my take this quiz twice (highest score retained). Please be sure to read the quiz instructions carefully.