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Intro to Academic Research: Citing sources

New 8th edition

Here's a blank form you can use to decide what to include in a citation, using the new MLA 8th edition

MLA style guides

Some instructors may still accept formatting from the 7th edition.

More help

For more help citing sources, see the library's

Citing Sources guide

Free online bibliographic management systems


Zotero started as a free Firefox extension.  You can download extensions and plugins for Firefox, Chrome, Safari and Edge from the Zotero website.  There is now also  a standalone version that can be used with other browsers, and a web version that can be used on shared computers, like ones in the library or campus computer labs. If you are using Zotero on a public or shared computer, restart when you are done to avoid anyone making changes to your collections.

See documentation, including a Quickstart guideMore help is available on this guide or this guide.

Help with MLA style

MLA (Modern Language Association)

Click for downloadable MLA document template for Microsoft Word
or use the document below for Word 97-2004

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