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MLA Citation Help

Remember a new version of MLA was released in 2016 so some of these resources may not have been updated yet. Use the new Pocket Style Manual 7th. ed. for the most up to date information. The Pocket Style Manual is available in the Geisler Library and Writing Center. 

  • MLA Formatting and Style Guide
    MLA style in-depth with examples of frequently-used citation types from the Purdue Online Writing Lab. Includes 2009 updates. Linked with permission.
  • MLA Documentation
    A guide to MLA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison's online Writing Center. Linked with permission.

APA Citation Help

  • APA Documentation
    A great overview of APA citation style from the University of Wisconsin-Madison Writing Center. Linked with permission.
  • APA Formatting and Style Guide
    An in-depth guide to APA citations from the Purdue University Online Writing Lab. Linked with permission.
  • The Basics of APA Style
    An online tutorial created by the APA that provides an introduction to APA style for first-time users.

CSE (CBE) Citation Guide


Tutoring & Writing Center

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Central College's Policy on Academic Integrity

Every Central College student should take the time to read this document and make sure you understand your responsibilities under this policy.

If you have questions about what any of these expectations mean for you, please ask somebody! Any professor, RA, coach, librarian, Student Life professional, pastor, etc. would be happy to talk this over with you.

Central College's Academic Integrity Policy

Avoiding Plagiarism

  • Is It Plagiarism?
    from Purdue University's Online Writing Lab:
    "Summary: There are few intellectual offenses more serious than plagiarism in academic and professional contexts. This resource offers advice on how to avoid plagiarism in your work." Linked with permission.
  • Safe Practices
    Guidelines for safe practices to avoid plagiarizing throughout the research and writing process. From Purdue University's Online Writing Lab. Linked with permission.

Online Writing Guides

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Don't Forget Your Hacker Manual!

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A Pocket Style Manual - Diana Hacker; Nancy Sommers
Call Number: R 808.027 Ha 2, p, 7th ed.
ISBN: 1457642328
Publication Date: 2014-09-24
Your old standby, Hacker's Pocket Style Manual, can help with many citation questions. The newest version is always available at the Library Reference Desk.


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