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NEW! Complete Guide to MLA 8


Why Cite?

When you provide a "works cited" list, you are giving credit to the sources for information used in your assignment- quotes, ideas, images, statistics & data.  The Modern Language Association (MLA) provides a template for all types of sources typically used in assignments.  When you get to college, you might use  other types of citation but at CCHS, the main style we use to give credit is MLA format.

This page provides examples of tools to help you create entries in MLA citation style for a variety of common sources.

If you are unsure how to cite a particular source, talk to your instructor or a librarian!



In this guide, you will find many tools to help you manage your citation needs.

REMEMBER: The responsibility to create an accurate citation lies with YOU! If you choose "autocite" and never bother to check the content and the formatting, you may pass in an incorrect citation. 

Often autocite leaves out important information (such as website publishers, dates, etc.)  The automatic citation options only formats based on general data provided by the URL or ISBN number-  essential information might be missing. Remember, computers look for data but they only find what has been tagged or indexed. Citation tools are not a substitute for your critical eye.

General Rule- use autociting to help you out but always check that citation for accuracy. Information always needs to be reviewed and modified by you!




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Mrs. Drouin has provided a link to a sample Works Cited list. How does yours compare?


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