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MLA Style Guide

Avoid Plagiarism Guide

Be sure and check our Guide to Avoiding Plagiarism for more suggestions.

Citing Sources

  • Always check your assignment description and your course syllabus to see which citation style your instructor requires.
  • Make sure you write down where you found your quotation or fact, including the page or paragraph number.
  • If you use an idea or a concept from a source, you must cite it.
  • If you use someone else's work word-for-word, it must be placed in quotation mark, AND cited.
  • Check our Writing Guide on Avoiding Plagiarism.

Why to Cite

Courtesy of Hartness Library CCV/Vermont Tech Libraries: Learn why it's important to cite sources you use in college-level work.

This tutorial from the Oregon School Library Information System will show you why you need to cite sources in your research paper and how to do it.

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