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Literature: Citation

Guides to MLA Style

Citing Images & Primary Sources

Citing Orally

You need to cite your sources during an oral presentation. Use the examples in these guides to learn how to give credit to your sources without distracting your readers or disrupting the flow of your presentation.

Copy-and-Paste Citation Tools

Cite This Item tool screenshotMany databases have copy and paste tools. This example is from JSTOR. Citation tools may be labeled:

  • Cite
  • Cite this source
  • Citation tools
  • Tools
  • Icons, like quotation marks

Computer-generated citations may contain formatting mistakes. Always double-check them against the style guide for accuracy.