• TIPS for MLA Citation

    From Humble ISD:

    When do your HAVE to cite your sources?

    When it isn't yours, you need to cite your source.

    Information that always must be cited—whether from the web or something in print—includes:

    ·         Quotations, opinions, and predictions, whether directly quoted or paraphrased.

    ·         Original statistics.

    ·         Visuals.

    ·         Another author’s theories.

    ·         Case studies.

    ·         Another author’s direct experimental methods or results.

    ·         Another author’s specialized research procedures or findings.

    ·         Exact words.

    ·         Concepts and ideas.

    ·         Facts that are not common kowledge.

    ·         Pictures, photos, poems, cartoons, or other artwork you did not create yourself.

    Any information source - whatever the format or the medium - must be cited if it is the origin of your ideas, images, or words. Here are some examples of the kinds of information sources that should be cited if they are the source of your words, ideas, or images:

    Books or parts of books

    Web pages

    TV or radio broadcasts

    Encyclopedia articles

    Email messages


    Journal, magazine, or newspaper articles


    Films or videos





    It is not necessary to cite anything that is considered common knowledge, such as a well-known quote or a universal fact. However, if you only believe it to be common, cite it. Just believing something does not make it common knowledge.
    When in doubt, cite.

    "What Needs to be Cited?" How to do Research. Kentucky

    Virtual Library, 2010. Web. 19 July 2010.


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Last Modified on January 13, 2015