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5/8/20: The Library is currently closed due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Physical materials are unavailable and interlibrary loan services are interrupted. Please continue to make use of electronic materials posted on this page, or email mLibrary@smccme.edu for assistance.

Support from the OWL

OWL Logo and Link Purdue University's Online Writing Lab (OWL) is great at explaining WHY we format the way we do. Click through for MLA or APA format dos and don'ts!

 

 

Citation Resources in the Library

Why Cite Sources?

Following MLA or APA format may feel like a hassle, but it's the best way to make sure all essays are uniform and easy to understand - regardless of where they were written and submitted

Using MLA or APA format as assigned by your instructor gives you the comfort of having a template to follow and the confidence of knowing your sources are accurately cited.

Support from NoodleTools

Noodle Tools Logo and Link If the OWL is good at explaining WHY, NoodleTools is good at demonstrating HOW to create citations. Register now to create perfect MLA or APA citations!

*For off-campus access to NoodleTools, use the username maine and the password library, or try NoodleTools Express to make citations without logging in.

Sample MLA Citations - 8th Ed.

Book

MLA 8th Ed Book Sample Citation

 

Journal article (via Database)

MLA 8th Ed Article Sample Citation

 

Website

MLA 8th Ed Website Sample Citation

 

*There are lots more ways to cite almost any source you can think of - from interviews to government reports. Talk to a Librarian or use the links in the boxes posted above to get started!

Support from the Writing Center

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If you find you're struggling to get the hang of formatting your essay, check in with LC staff. A Librarian can help you with citing sources via your "Works Cited" page. A visit with a Writing Tutor can help you with your "Works Cited," as well as in-text citations and formatting!

Sample APA Citations - 7th Ed.

Book

APA 7th Ed Book Sample Citation

 

Journal article (via Database)

APA 7th Ed Article Sample Citation

 

Website

APA 7th Ed Website Sample Citation

 

*There are lots more ways to cite almost any source you can think of - from interviews to government reports. Talk to a Librarian or use the links in the boxes posted above to get started!