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ENG 111

A guide to library based research for students in English 111 courses at Central Carolina Community College.

What are citations?

What are citations, and why do I need them?


Quotation Mark IconA citation is your way of telling readers how to find the information, data, opinions, and quotes upon which you based your paper. 

A citation includes:

  • The authors' names 
  • Title of the work
  • Date of publication
  • Information about the publisher
  • Volume and issue numbers for articles 
  • Page numbers
  • Online access information

What is MLA Style?

MLA stands for Modern Language Association. MLA style was created by scholars in the humanities and liberal arts to standardize writing in fields like English, History, and Art. 

Get extra help with MLA style and formatting from the MLA Style Center website link will open in a new window!


Library sources to help you with your citations...

Citing in MLA

This video will walk you through the process of citing your sources in MLA Style, Based on the MLA Handbook, 8th edition

Citations: a (Very) Brief Introduction

This short video from North Carolina State University Libraries link will open in a new window covers the basics of citations: why we use them and how we create them.

Building a citation

Which information do I include in a citation?

Practice finding the pieces of a citation using this tutorial from Marquette University link will open in a new window.

Screenshot of the MLA citation tutorial

Help!

Need a little extra help?

Contact your librarian. 

Or use the links below to get more in-depth help and information.