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English 101 for Distance Education Students: Citing your Sources

MLA Style

MLA Format

Many library resources have "cite" tools that will automatically generate a citation for you, but you still need to double-check them for accuracy & make sure that they are formatted according to your professor's guidelines and/or the course required MLA Style Guide. Below are a few additional online resources that may help you.

More Citation Management Tools

Formatting Your Paper

Watch our MLA Playlist of videos to learn how to set up your cover page and format your paper, plus learn how to use the OWL to craft your citations.

Avoiding Plagiarism

Problems viewing? Watch it on YouTube.

More on Academic Integrity

Plagiarizing is just one example of Academic Dishonesty. Other examples include:

  • Letting your work be used by other students (like uploading it to a shared site like Course Hero).
  • Reusing your own paper (self-plagiarizing) for different courses.
  • Inventing or fabricating evidence, sources, or citations.

In addition to being unethical, violating Academic Integrity may lead to disciplinary action. Visit the Student Code of Conduct on Academic Integrity for more details.



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