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ENG 112: Writing and Research in the Disciplines

This Research Guide provides information to help you complete discipline specific research in English 112 classes using resources from the CCCC libraries and online.

What are citations?

What are citations, and why do I need them?

A citation is your way of telling readers how to find the information, data, opinions, and quotes upon which you based your paper. In this class, you may use more than one citation style, but all citations perform the same function.

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 APA Style?

APA stands for American Psychological Association. APA style was created by social scientists to standardize scientific writing. Some fields that use it include: Allied Health, Business, Criminal Justice, Education, Political Science, and Social Work.

What is MLA Style?

MLA stands for Modern Language Association. MLA style was created by scholars to standardize writing in the humanities and liberal arts. Some fields that use it include: English, Literature, and Art.  Get extra help with formatting from the MLA Style Center website. link will open in a new window

Library sources to help you with your citations...

Library Lingo

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Citation: A quote from another authors' work.  You will formally cite a passage from another work in your paper, and include information about how to find that work in your works cited list or bibliography. A correctly formatted citation lets your instructor or readers know how to find any article, book, movie, or other resource that you've quoted or referenced in your paper.


Citation Styles

Citations: a (Very) Brief Introduction


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