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LIT 208 World Literature II - Folk: MLA/Citations


For you paper, all paraphrasing and direct quotations must be cited using the MLA format. Refworks is a program that will help you keep your work organized and format your citations correctly.



Refworks - Overview

RefWorks is a management tool to help you import, organize, create bibliographies and export references (or citations) into either Microsoft Word or Google Docs.  The North Shore Community College (NSCC) Library subscribes to RefWorks.  

This LibGuide will assist you in learning how to use RefWorks effectively. If you have any questions about how to use RefWorks, please contact us.

MLA Citation Guide

MLA Formatting and Style Guide / Purdue University Online Writing Lab

Examples for the general format of MLA research papers, in-text citations, endnotes/footnotes, and the Works Cited page.

MLA In-Text Citations: The Basics / Purdue University Online Writing Lab

In-text citation rules with examples are given, depending on how you lead into the cited source.

Signing up for RefWorks

  1.  Go to Refworks (
  2.  Use the NSCC access code: np1x-8x21  and sign up with you email address
  3. Check your North Shore email and activate your account. If you don't see an activation email, check your SPAM folder

Using Refworks

Style Guides

The NSCC Library owns the MLA Handbook in print. Consult this guide for help with the established rules, sample entries and formatting.

MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers
Call Number: Ready Ref. LB 2369 .G53 2016


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

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

Writing Help

Visit the Tutoring Center for help with your papers.

Location: DS105
Coordinator: Sara Hilinski, x4414
Tutoring Hours

eTutoring is also available, To Access:

  • Login to Pipeline
  • Click the my courses tab. Under Angel is the gray eTutoring login box. 
  • Click on eTutoring. Put your username in twice, read the terms of use and hit accept. 
  • You should now be on the home page. Check the schedule and join a tutor or submit a paper for review.