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ENG 200: Introduction to Linguistics (AL): Citing Sources

Citation Style: MLA, 8th 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:

Why Cite Sources?

It is important to cite the sources you use for research in order to:

  • give credit to the author.
  • make it easy for the person reading or listening to your presentation to find the sources you used.
  • make your paper or presentation look strong -- a list of strong, credible sources will impress your audience and teacher.
  • avoid plagiarism.

Video: Citation, A (Very) Brief Introduction

From North Carolina State University: