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Do you have a question about how to cite the sources for your research paper?  Use the tabs above to link to resources and information on citing sources in the following citation styles:

  • MLA (Modern Language Association) 
  • APA (American Psychological Association) 

Check with your instructor to verify the style you should use in that class.

The guides below include information about both MLA and APA styles and are available for in-library use only. (You can't check them out.)

Databases and Citation

Many of the MCC Library's online databases, as well as its eBook collection, will format your journal article citations automatically in the citation style you need (MLA or APA). Please double check the results. Get help from a Librarian or writing tutor in the Learning Commons on campus.

How to Cite YouTube Videos

Citation: A (Very) Brief Introduction (1:55)

NOTE: If you are using Firefox and see a message about a plugin being vulnerable, click on Activate Adobe Flash and then choose "Allow and Remember."

Purdue OWL

Purdue's Online Writing Lab (OWL) is the go-to source for information on formatting research papers and citations. In the bottom left corner of the main OWL page are links to sections about APA + MLA citation styles.

Free Citation Tools

Use an online tool or get a free app to create reference lists, works cited, bibliographies, etc. in different citation styles.

Do double check the results you get using these tools because formatting may not be 100% right.

Remember as well that these sources are only as good as the information you type in to them!

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