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English 220: Writing about Literature: Citing Your Sources

Tools for Citing Sources in College Writing

English 220 courses almost always use the Modern Language Association (MLA) format, primarily to determine the way you cite sources in your papers.

The following websites should be meet your needs:

MLA Tutorial This tutorial will teach you how to use the MLA documentation style.

Purdue University's OWL Online Writing Lab provides links to MLA and APA Formatting and Style Guides.

EasyBib Citation Generator does it for you, sort of.

Hunter College Reading/Writing Center MLA Documentation Style Sheet

Sample MLA Works Cited Page

If you encounter any issues you can't answer online, consult the official MLA Style Manual.

If your professor asks for Chicago style, see the complete online Chicago Manual Style, here.

Tools for Managing Research References

Hunter College students, faculty and staff have access to the following web-based programs. They allow users to create their own personal databases by importing references from databases, catalogs and text files. They can also be used in writing papers and formatting notes and bibliographies according to many documenting styles, including MLA, APA and Chicago. Registration with Hunter e-mail ID and password is required.

RefWorks

EndNote

Other free online citation/document managers:

Zotero

Mendeley