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Spring 24- Rubi Medina-1301Socio : Citing Sources

Citing your sources

Speed Racer. Directed by Lana Wachowski and Lilly Wachowski, performances by Emile Hirsch, Nicholas Elia, Susan Sarandon, Ariel Winter, and John Goodman, Warner Brothers, 2008.

For Online Videos (e.g., YouTube): Author's Last Name, First Name [or Channel Name]. "Title of Video." Website, uploaded by Username, Date of Upload, URL.

For Books: Author's Last Name, First Name. Title of Book. Publisher, Publication Year.

For Articles in Print Journals: Author's Last Name, First Name. "Title of Article." Title of Journal, vol. Volume Number, no. Issue Number, Publication Year, pages.

For Articles in Online Journals: Author's Last Name, First Name. "Title of Article." Title of Journal, vol. Volume Number, no. Issue Number, Publication Year. Name of Website or Database, URL.

For Websites: Author's Last Name, First Name (if available). "Title of the Web Page." Name of the Website, Date of Publication, URL.

Database Citation Tools

Most of our databases include tools that automatically generate citations for every article, video, eBook that you open.  The citation tools may look different depending on which database you use.  Look for the icons below in your resources to quickly access a citation that you can copy and past into your assignment.  Don't forget to check these auto-generated citations for occasional errors (use the ACC Library Style Guides!)

Most databases offer tools that will generate a citation for your article.  Screenshot shows different icons for citation tools in different databases.

How Library Stuff Works - MLA Citations

Citation Generators

Check out these websites to help with creating your citations. Always double check against our style guides!

Citation Machine
A citation generator for MLA, APA, Turabian and Chicago styles

A citation generator created by the Hekman Library of Calvin College.  It assists with creating citations in MLA, APA and Chicago for all types of resources.  You have the option to register for additional features such as saving and exporting citations.  

NoodleBib Express quickly creates citations in MLA or APA.  You can also register for a NoodleBib MLA Starter account for additional feature such as the ability to save citations and format a works cited page. 

A Firefox extension that helps with the collection, management and citation of sources (for Firefox only)

Academic Honesty

Try this short tutorial if you want to know more information about why we cite.   

MLA Style Resources

MLA Citation Guide created by ACC Librarians
Covers basic citation rules and provides citation examples of commonly used source types.

The MLA Style Center
Writing sources and support from the Modern Language Association

MLA Formatting and Style Guide
Created by the Purdue Online Writing Lab

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