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Standards have been in place for the proper citation of published works for many
centuries. High school students are increasingly expected to include properly formatted
references to the sources that they have used when researching their essays.
Unfortunately, no “definitive standard for the citation of…[Internet] resources
has yet to emerge.
1 At this time, there are a
number of “standards” being used.

Unfortunately, Internet web sites seem to disagree on the exact details of
these various formats. We recommend that you consult original source material in
the event that you are required to follow a specific format.

APA Format (American Psychological Association): 2

bullet The format includes: Author or editor/ Year of Publishing/ Title/ Type of medium/
Producer (optional)/ Availability/ URL/ Access date (optional)
bullet When publication date is not available, enter “(no date)”
bullet Typical example:
Robinson, Bruce. (2007, April 22). End of the World Predictions. [Online]
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MLA Format & MLA Citations Made Simple For You

What you’ll find in this guide

This page provides an in-depth overview of MLA format. It includes information related to MLA citations, plagiarism, proper formatting for in-text and regular citations, and examples of citations for many different types of sources.

Looking for APA? Check out Citation Machine’s guide on APA format. We also have resources for Chicago citation style as well.

How to be a responsible researcher or scholar

Putting together a research project involves searching for information, disseminating and analyzing information, collecting information, and repurposing information. Being a responsible researcher requires keeping track of the sources that were used to help develop your research project, sharing the information you borrowed in an ethical way, and giving credit to the authors of the sources you used. Doing all of these things prevents plagiarism.

What is Plagiarism?

Plagiarism is the act of using others’ information without giving credit or acknowledging them.

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