When you give citations in the text of your paper, on slides, in digital media, or in a bibliography, you allow your audience to identify the sources you used. This builds your credibility as a writer or creator and places your work in the context of others who have discussed related topics. These resources can help you develop citations:
The MLA Handbook can help you with especially detailed citation questions. Ask for it at the Reference Desk on the first floor of Morris Library.
Generating a Preliminary Citation
When you find sources in library databases and DELCAT Discovery, you can use the citation tool to generate a preliminary citation in any major citation style. These are computer-generated, so you should always double check with a style guide and edit as needed.