English 007 (Plunkett): Citing Sources

Grassroots Movement Assignment

Chabot MLA Handout

MLA Handbook, 7th Edition

However, you can access the online version here. Or you can come in and ask the reference librarian for a hard copy of the handbooks.

Chabot APA Handout

APA Publication Manual

You can access Chabot Library's new APA handout or you can come in and ask the reference librarian for a hard copy of the handbooks. 

To look up DOIs for online articles go to: http://www.crossref.org/guestquery/

Tips for Citing Sources

It's important to make sure you collect all the information you need to cite a source as you gather your information so that you won’t need to look it up again, so:

  • Take clear, accurate notes about where you found specific ideas

  • Write down the complete citation information for each book, article, etc. you use as you go along

  • Use quotation marks when directly stating another person's words

  • Always credit original authors for their information and ideas

You Quote It, You Cite It!

You Quote It, You Cite It Icon

You Quote It, You Cite It! is Las Positas Library's adaptation of the Acadia University Library's tutorial on avoiding plagiarism.  Click here to take the tutorial.

Additional Help

IF IN DOUBT, don't hesitate to contact the LIBRARY (in-person, phone, email, or chat), we can quickly refer to online sources and/or the actual MLA or APA manual to confirm or verify any citation you are having trouble with. I'd also suggest bookmarking the following websites:

MLA Website

APA Website

Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL)