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ENGL 1A-2A Sports Research (Chen)

This guide was created for Professor Lilly Chen

Use MLA Citation Style for this Class

Use MLA Citation Style for this Class

This is an easy-to-use citation style that utilizes in-text citations and a works cited page at the end.

Remember, there are two main components to MLA Style: the in-text citations, and the works cited list at the end, not to mention the conventions of formatting the paper.

MLA Handbook Online

  • The definitive guide to the style. An ebook recently acquired by SCU Library.
In-Text Citations: Overview
  • Use this section to get guidance on the basics of how to quote sources in your paper.
Works-Cited-List Entries by Publication Format
  • Use this section for an extensive list of examples to use as a model for your citations.
Formatting Your Research Project
  • Use this section for guidance on formatting your paper, such as margins, title, header, font, etc.

Other Tools for MLA Style

Other Tools for MLA Style

The OWL at Purdue

Citation Tools in Databases

Citation Tools in Databases

Most SCU Library databases have a citation tool built-in. You can use this to generate a citation, but beware!

Garbage in, garbage out!

If something is wrong with the citation information in the database (a.k.a. the metadata), then that problem will translate over to the citation.

It's important to check this citation.

Citation Tools

Generate a Citation

Citation Management Tools

Citation Style Guides

Some style guides are only available as books in the library, and others are available as interactive online databases. Below are three common citation styles.