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FYS: Sympathy for the Devil: Citing Sources

For students in Dr Carter's FYS


  1. First, go to the Library's Citation LibGuide for instrucitons in using MLA style.

  2. Or, second, pick up a print copy of the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers (MLA Style Guide)  Copies of the most recent edition of the MLA Handbook are kept at the Information Commons Desk at Irwin and the Check-out Desk at the Science Library. There is also one copy available for check-out at Irwin.


    Additional Info

    Additional information on MLA style may be found at these websites:

    Why do we cite?

    By citing your sources, you:

    • allow your readers the opportunity to check your sources (giving your work more credibility)
    • give credit to the authors of your sources (avoiding plagiarism)
    • in cases of empirical-based research or analysis, helps to further knowledge

    If you have not already looked at the Understanding Plagiarism Tutorial, please give it a try.  You may be surprised at what you learn!

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