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Prof. Ricci - Eng 101 - Spring 2021: Citing Articles

The Cite tools

This toolbar is at the top of every article. Click on the Cite button to open the citation tool. You will see the citation for the article you are currently reading/viewing.


 

Check that you are seeing the MLA 8th Edition version of the citation for the article you are citing.

Copy/paste OR export the citation as soon as you locate an article that you might want to use.

Source Types

What's the Source Type of the article you are citing? 

What's a source type? Articles in databases come from other places: magazines, newspapers, journals, blogs, government documents, books, etc. To cite your source correctly, begin by figuring out that source type. Databases often give you clues to the source type. 

In Opposing Viewpoints, look for these indicators. Take notice of the source type when it comes time to cite your source.

Please note that the Viewpoints Essays in Opposing Viewpoints are considered just that: essays. Their source type is an essay from an Anthology/Collection.

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