Answered By: Jennifer Kasch
Last Updated: Jul 14, 2015     Views: 67

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If your instructor allows you to use electronic citation services to help build your citations you can use KnightCite located here:  The default format is MLA so you won't have to change anything with that but make sure to select the resource type that you are citing on the left hand side of the page.  Different resource types are cited differently so this is a necessary step in building a citation.  Then, fill in the boxes and click submit and it will show you the citation for your resource.  With this and other electronic tools we do recommend verifying the accuracy of the citation that shows up.

If electronic citation services are not allowed in your class, if you'd like to verify KnightCite's citation, or build the citation yourself, we have the most recent MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers available in our libraries.  This book will show you how to build citations for various resource types. For an online resource on how to build citations, the Purdue Online Writing Lab can be very helpful.  It is located here:  On the left side of that page you'll see links for various resource types.

I hope that this is helpful to you. One of our librarians has created a guide on creating citations located here: that sums up what I've typed here and has even more information.

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