ENGL 101 (Puente)-Problem-Solution Research Essay: Citation / Writing

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MLA Style

What is Plagiarism? & How to Avoid It

Citing your sources is a critical part of research writing. Representing the work, words, or ideas of others as your own, intentionally or unintentionally, is plagiarism and it can carry serious consequences. Be sure to review your instructor's syllabus and MSJC's Student Conduct page for information on the consequences of not including proper citations. When in doubt, cite your source!

For more information, check out the resources below.

Citation Generators - Library Databases

Once you open an article, most library databases offer tools to copy citations. You can usually find this option as part of a tools menu or some kind of icon.

Be sure to check computer-generated citations for accuracy before listing them in your References/Works Cited page, as some may not be 100% accurate.

Ebsco Databases


Opposing Viewpoints

Opposing Viewpoints cite tool screenshot

Citation Generators

Citation generators can help you to create citations and works cited/references/bibliographies for your assignments. If you decide to use a citation generator, review your results carefully to be sure the citation is accurate. Some generators contain formatting errors or may not be updated to the latest edition of a particular citation style. If in doubt, refer to the appropriate style manual for definitive information.