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Edward S. Rhodes Library: Citation

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Always Cite Your Sources

It is important to always cite your sources.  Citation helps you avoid plagiarism, and allows the reader to find your research sources.  Citing your sources also helps to make your writing more believable, and gives evidence to your arguments.  These websites will help make it easy for you to cite your sources properly.  

CHSE English Department Guide

Created by the CHSE English Department, this guide provides step-by-step directions for writing a research paper and includes directions for citing sources.  Click on the link below to download the "Writing the Research Paper" guide.

Purdue OWL MLA Citation Guide

The Purdue Owl guide to MLA is the authority on citation.  This guide contains easy-to-understand directions on formatting citations, in-text (parethetical) citations, and works cited pages in MLA format.

Free Online Citation Creators

Use the free online citation creators below to generate and save citations for all types of sources. 

Online Grammar & Plagiarism Checker

Use Grammarly to check your writing for proper grammar and plagiarism.