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ENGL 3030: MLA Citation

Introduction to Rhetorical Studies

MLA Style Guide

MLA Formatting and Style
courtesy of OWL at Purdue

Plagiarism

Interactive Citation Tutorials

How do I use this tutorial? Click each button below. Use the circles on the page to locate pieces of citation information, then try to create a citation with what you find. Check your answer when you are done!

 

Please note that not every article, book, and website will have all of the information in the exact same place, however, this is a good start to help you find citation elements. 

Want to see the answers again? Here are links to the animated answers: Article | Website | Book

Constructing a Citation

Now that you have the different elements of a citation written down, try to create citations for each of the different kinds of materials. Here is the format:

Article

Author(s). "Title of Article." Title of Journal Volume.Issue (Year): pages. Medium of publication. Date of access. Link.

Now you try! Click the button to the right to check your answer.

Website

Editor, author, or compiler name (if available). Name of Site. Version number. Name of institution/organization affiliated with the site (sponsor or publisher), date of resource creation (if available). Medium of publication. Date of access. Link.

Now you try! Click the button to the right to check your answer.

Book

Lastname, Firstname. Title of Book. City of Publication: Publisher, Year of Publication. Medium of Publication.

Now you try! Click the button to the right to check your answer.

 

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