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Cascadilla School Library Day (Fall 2018): Cite

Introduction to doing research at Cornell for students of the Cascadilla School

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Give credit where credit is due. By properly citing the sources you use in your research projects you are both identifying the resources that you used to complete your work and you are formally acknowledging the authors or creators of those resources. 

Please read the Cornell University Code of Academic Integrity.

Cite sources accurately in order to use information ethically and responsibly

MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers (8th ed.)
Olin LB2369 .G53 2016 (located at the Reference Desk)

MLA Style (MLA's web site). The MLA Style Center, published by the Modern Language Association, is the only authorized web site about MLA style. This free, evolving resource is designed as a companion to the eighth edition of the MLA Handbook.

Provides some FAQ's; however, this site does not provide the full style manual online.

MLA Style Manual. (Olin Reference PN147 .G444 2008)

Purdue's OWL (Online Writing Lab) MLA Formatting and Style Guide


Art collection. Librarian at b... Digital ID: 1151153. New York Public Library

Schnarendorf, Laura von., Photographer. Art collection. Librarian at bookshelf with girl, others reading [58th Street Branch] New York Public Library Digital Gallery


Research materialsZoteroBib is a free, quick, and easy bibliography and citation maker that saves time and trouble.

Add sources using the ZoteroBib search box. Then, copy and paste the complete bibliography (or footnotes or in-text citations) into your paper in the citation style of your choice.  (Note: As great as ZoteroBib is, it isn't perfect. Check your citations carefully using citation style guides or ask a librarian.)

ZoteroBib link

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