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The Great Conversation: Citing Sources

Common Citation Formats

The Modern Language Association (MLA) citation style is most commonly used in humanities disciplines such as English, foreign languages, literary criticism and comparative literature, and cultural studies.

Example citations and paper used in the above Guide are original, but Diana Hacker's A Writer's Reference as well as Purdue OWL were used as a reference in the creation of this Guide. Some examples may have come from those works, below is the MLA Citation for those sources:

Hacker, Diana, and Nancy Sommers. A Writer's Reference. Bedford/St. Martin's, 2018.

The Purdue OWL. Purdue U Writing Lab, 2019.

Citation Resources

Zotero Reference Management Tool

The Zotero tool is available for Mac, Windows, and Linux users.  You can choose to download "Zotero for Firefox" which will link with your Firefox browser or download the "Zotero Standalone" option which will allow you to use the web browser of your choice.  If you are using the Standalone client, first download Zotero and then add the appropriate browser extension for your prefered web browser.  

Plug-ins for Word or LibreOffice are download separetly.  

All downloading options are available from the Zotero.org website.  Select your preferred client and browser extensions and start using Zotero today!