There are many reasons why it is so important to cite the sources you use in your research.
There are many different "styles" you may choose from when citing sources. Your professor will probably tell you which "style" is preferred for your class. MLA (Modern Language Association), Chicago, and APA (American Psychological Association) are three of the most commonly used citation styles, but there are hundreds.
Recent editions of style manuals, which include detailed information and examples, are available at the Services & Information Desk at the University Library. If you need help on your research project, please contact a subject specialist librarian.
We have the Chicago Manual of Style available online as well as in print. For quick reference, there are many online sources. One of the best is the Purdue OWL. But be aware that the manual is always the most authoritative source.
Below are some resources to help you with MLA style. The Modern Languages Association (MLA) published an 8th edition to their style guide in 2016. If you're already familiar with MLA 7th, watch the video below to get up-to-speed on the changes. There are quite a few! But, don't worry, you'll master it in no time!