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Citing Sources

Any words, ideas or images that you do not create yourself must be properly credited to avoid plagiarism.  

Citing information sources acknowledges the origin of your information and it provides support and credibility to your work by showing evidence of your research.

A citation is a reference to the source of an idea, information or image.  It typically includes enough identifying information, such as the author, title, date,  publication format, etc. Access the CCSF Library Citing Sources page for handouts and link on how to cite a source. 

MLA Citation (ESL 184, 186, 188)

MLA 9th edition book jacketModern Language Association's (MLA) 9th edition is the current citation style for English classes!

MLA 9th Ed. In-Text Citations Handout Accessible: Guidance and examples showing how to cite within a paper using MLA 9th Edition format in an accessible PDF

See the CCSF Library's MLA Citation page for more help: https://library.ccsf.edu/citations/mla

Learn more about MLA citation by taking our CCSF Library online workshop, "“Citation Champion: MLA Style” found in Canvas


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