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Writing Research Papers: Citation

Citation help 24/7 and helpful hints

There are lots of ways to get citation help.

Use the tools linked on this page, and remember that you can always get help from: 

Owl  Helpful Hints:

Use SCC Library databases to get automatically generated citations for books, articles, and more. (Librarians can show you how.)

The Online Writing Lab (OWL) located at Purdue University has some the best online citation guides available. These comprehensive OWL guides are linked below.

And, as always, ask a librarian for help any time of the day or night.

MLA brochure from SCC Library

In-class materials for teaching

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Videos about why we cite

Citation generators & managers

The following sites allow you to automatically create formatted citations and to store and manage your citations. Be aware that these citation tools provide basic functions at no charge; advanced tools may be available only for a fee.

NOTE: It's advisable to check automatically generated citations. They may contain inaccuracies which you need to correct.