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Women's Studies (WOMS10): Citing your Sources

This LibGuide was revised, edited and published on 10/12/2020 by Joy Chase

Why cite?

The point of citation is to give credit to the author of your sources and to explain to your professor where you found the information to support the argument of your paper.

Introduction to Citation


As a college student, you are required to cite all published quotations, ideas, arguments, research and obscure facts that you have used to write your paper. There are two main parts to MLA (Modern Language Association) citation, the in-text citation and the Works Cited list. When using MLA, it is important to format your citations exactly as stated paying close attention to punctuation, capitalization and italics.


EVC Library Handout MLA Citation Guide




Plagiarism is the copying or close imitation of information from a published source.

 Plagiarism is not allowed at Evergreen Valley College. If a student is caught plagiarizing, he or she could fail the class or even be expelled. To avoid plagiarism you must put quotation marks around information that is directly copied from a sorce and cite all thoughts, ideas, arguments, research, quotations and obscure facts taken from your sources using a recognized citation format like MLA.