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LIT212 American Literature 2 - Soferr: Citation

Cite Research

Learn more abut citing your research, including utilizing Refworks via our Cite Research page.

MLA Style Guides

The NSCC Libraries own these style guides in print that can be used in the Library. Ask a Librarian if you need help locating them.

Why do we cite?

We cite, or refer to, our sources in research assignments for (basically) 4 reasons:

1) To give credit to (or not take the blame for!) the "author" of the idea or quote 

2) To support and highlight our own work/ideas

3) To show the research we have done

4) To become part of the academic or scholarly "conversation" about our topic

Recommended MLA Websites

Refworks - MLA 8th

The Library subscribes to RefWorks.  RefWorks is a management tool to help you import, organize, create bibliographies and export references (or citations).  To learn how to create an account and use Refworks to help with citations visit our Cite Research page.

When using RefWorks make sure you select MLA 8th edition. You may have to type it in the "Search for styles..." box.