These online tools can create your citations for you. Always remember to check citations for errors.
Sample MLA Papers
The best way to avoid plagiarism is to take careful notes and be sure that you properly cite all sources.
What is MLA?
The MLA Style Manual tells how a research paper should look and how to cite sources that are referenced in the paper.
What is a citation?
A citation credits the originator of an idea and enables your reader to retrieve the information sources that you used.
Why are citations important?
Citations give credit to others for their words and ideas; this is how you avoid plagiarism. Citations also show how your own ideas are credible -- because you've built upon authoritative, current, unbiased information.
What must I cite?
Cite borrowed ideas or words from any source (internet, video, conversation, your own previous work, etc.). Cite your sources whether you are quoting aother's words directly, paraphrasing or summarizing another's ideas, or using anything that's not common knowledge.