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ENGL 100 Jones: MLA Citations

Why Do We Cite?

Why Cite?

  •  Cite to avoid Plagiarism
  • Citing allows the reader to track down your resources easily and verify your resources.
  • Citing Makes your work more credible if you are using verified sources.
  • Allows you to join the conversation about your topic in the academic community by providing paths to converging ideas.


Watch this video for an introduction to Citations By NCSU Libraries. CC BY NC SA 3.0.

MLA 8 Quick Guide

Download the MLA QuickGuide for easy formats and examples for the types of sources you're most likely to cite in your Works Cited (References) list.

MLA Quick Guide PDF

For more detailed information and examples, you'll want to use the OWL guides listed here: