What is a Citation?
A "citation" is the way you tell your readers that certain material in your work came from another source. It also gives your readers the information necessary to find that source again, including:
Giving credit to the original author by citing sources is the only way to use other people's work without plagiarizing. But there are a number of other reasons to cite sources:
When to Cite?
Whenever you borrow words or ideas, you need to acknowledge their source. The following situations almost always require citation:
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What is MLA Style?
MLA Style establishes standards of written communication concerning:
Why Use MLA?
Who Should Use MLA?
MLA Style is typically reserved for writers and students preparing manuscripts in various humanities disciplines such as: