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ENGL 1900: Library Research Tutorial

Library research tutorial for students in English 1900: Advanced Strategies of Rhetoric & Research at SLU.

Module 6: Citing Sources

In this module, you'll learn when and why to cite sources in order to use information ethically. To get the most out it, review all text, images, and videos and complete the quiz at the end.

undefinedThis module will take approximately 10 minutes to complete.

What's a Citation?

A citation is a reference to a book, article, video, website, or other information source for the purpose of giving credit to the author. Citations also give your work more credibility because your readers can find out exactly where you got your information. Citations typically include: author names, title, publisher, publisher location, date of publication, journal title, volume, issue, and/or page numbers. Citing your sources is a fundamental research skill.

Example MLA (9th ed.) book citation:



Example MLA (9th ed.) journal article citation: