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ENG 112: College Composition II - Short Stories (Purugganan - AL): Citing Sources

Citation Style: MLA, 7th edition

  MLA, 8th ed. (2016)

  Many of the article databases that NOVA subscribes to, such as Proquest and Ebsco's Academic Search Complete, will provide citations. These citations should be carefully checked for accuracy.

You can also ask a librarian for help, or consult the website listed below:

Plagiarism Resources

Don't Plagiarize

The following websites may help you better understand and avoid plagiarism.  Remember that there are serious consequences for plagiarizing.

Two Types of Citations in MLA

In-Text or Parenthetical Citations

In-text citations tell your professor which source you used at a specific point in the paper.
These citations also correspond to the full citation found in the "Works Cited" section at the end of your paper.

Example of in-text/parenthetical MLA citation

Works Cited Citations

The "Works Cited" section includes full citations all sources used in your paper.

Example of full MLA citation

Examples taken from: Normaliza, Abd Rahim, Abdul Halim Hazlina, and Roslina Mamat. "Learning Via Television Cartoon." Asian Social Science 10.15 (2014): 8-15. ProQuest Research Library. Web. 6 Aug. 2014.

Why and When to Cite

Plagiarism Has Consequences

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Types of Plagiarism

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Plagiarism may not seem like a "big deal," but there can be some severe and/or long lasting effects:

  • Failing grade (assignment and/or course)
  • Note on transcript for academic dishonesty
  • Loss of financial aid
  • Academic probation or expulsion
  • Limited career opportunities (can become a barrier to getting a job or can cause loss of employment)

There are many different types of plagiarism, including self-plagiarism.

You should cite a source if you reproduce, quote, paraphrase, or summarize ideas and/or media created by other individuals. When in doubt, cite!