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ENGL 101 & 011: Cite Sources

A dedicated research guide including library online tutorials for ENGL101/ENGL 011 classes.

Workshop: You Quote It, You Note It! Avoiding Plagiarism in ENGL 101

You Quote It, You Note It: Avoiding Plagiarism in ENGL 101 is a workshop that addresses how to avoid plagiarism and cite sources using the MLA format. Please visit the registration page, linked below, to sign up for this workshop! (Dates will be updated as workshops are added to the schedule.)

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Additional Resources:

There are six common types of plagiarism: 

  • Global plagiarism: presenting an entire text by someone else as your own work
  • Paraphrasing plagiarism: rephrasing someone else’s ideas without citation
  • Verbatim plagiarism: directly copying a passage of text without citation
  • Mosaic plagiarism: combining text and ideas from different sources without citation
  • Self-plagiarism: reusing passages and ideas from your own previously submitted work
  • Incorrect citation: failing to give all the necessary information in your source citation

MLA Citations

MLA Citations Guide

Visit the guide linked above to learn about the Modern Language Association (MLA) citation style, including information on how to create in-text citations, a works cited list, and how to cite different types of sources.

Always check with your course instructor to verify which style you should use when writing a paper.

More Citation Help

MC Writing, Reading, & Language Centers
Tutors at the WRL Centers can provide feedback on your writing, including questions on properly citing your sources.

Cite Sources

"Cite Sources." Laptop, mouse, and pencils.

Citing sources provides credibility to your ideas and places them in an academic context. It is also an important part of academic integrity. Giving credit to other researchers and acknowledging their ideas avoids plagiarism.

Citing from a Poem - MLA

Some additional formatting is needed when quoting from a poem. The links below provide examples for citing poetry, using the MLA format: