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This guide is designed to help you find academic sources for your English 1020 papers, as well as assist you in correctly citing your sources in MLA style.
Last Updated: Mar 18, 2014 URL: Print Guide RSS UpdatesEmail Alerts

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Citing Sources Using MLA Style

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What you should learn as you research and write about literary topics

  • Demonstrate that you are able to recognize, find, and use scholarly, peer-reviewed journal articles, books, and book chapters by including only these sources in your completed assignment;

  • Demonstrate that you are able to to cite different types of sources by correctly citing all sources used in MLA style in your completed assignment;

  • Demonstrate that you are able to distinguish among biographical information, reviews, and literary criticism; and

  • Demonstrate that you are able to distinguish among primary, secondary, and tertiary literary sources.

Concept Refresher - Scholarly Articles


Finding academic sources and refining your topic

  • Remember to use the strategies that you learned in LILT (Library Information Literacy Tutorial). 

    LILT Module 1 covers different types of academic sources.

    LILT Module 2 covers choosing a topic.

  • If you are still stuck after you have tried the strategies outlined in this guide, ask for research assistance at the RAD located between Starbuck's Coffee and the Writing Center on the Library's main level.


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