MLA Citations: Find More Help

Overview of MLA Style Guidelines

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Free Citation Generators

Citation generators provide online forms to create a citation in various formats such as MLA, APA, Chicago, and more. The researcher types the bibliographic data into the form and the site generates a citation in the format requested.

Some citation generators display the citation on the screen, but don't save the citation. Others sites offer some citation management  services, such as saving your citations, and organizing files, folders, and citations as you perform your research.

Remember! YOU are responsible for the accuracy of your citations. Citation Generators are convenient to use, but may not always be accurate.


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Citation Generators--Databases

A select number of the library's research databases contain citation generators. Note that some databases still have not updated their citations to MLA 8, so make sure that you have the correct version. Again, don't forget to double-check the accuracy of your citations created from citation generators.


Database Citation Generators

Resource Showcase: The Purdue OWL


The Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL) provides a thorough overview of MLA 8 with helpful examples. Be sure to check out its MLA Formatting and Style Guide.

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