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ENGL 120: Expository Writing

Guide for all 120 sections

Citation: A (Very) Brief Introduction

The following video from the North Carolina State University Libraries explains the basics of citation: what it is and why we do it.

Integrating Your Sources

The following handouts and websites address how to integrate sources into your writing & how to avoid plagiarism

Online Guides to MLA Formatting and Citation Style

The following video from Santiago Canyon College breaks down how to format a citation for a journal article according to MLA. This video refers to the older 8th edition of MLA, but the rules for this in the current edition (9th) are the same.

The following site offers useful guides on MLA style:

A comprehensive guide to general formatting, in-text citations, and the works cited page, following the rules of the MLA Handbook (9th. ed.).

Resources from the MLA Style Center

Consult the MLA Handbook at Cooperman Library

You can consult a copy of the MLA Handbook (9th ed., 2021) at Cooperman Library on Hunter's main campus. There is one copy on Reserve, which may be checked out from the Circulation/Reserves Desk for 2 hours at a time, for in-library use only. There is also a copy available for short-term use at the Welcome Desk (just inside the entrance on the 3rd floor). Ask the Welcome Desk staff if you'd like to use that copy.