ENGL 1013: Composition I

This guide presents some library resources useful for the paper assignments in Composition 1 classes.

Why do we cite?

This is a graphic explaining why we have to cite the sources we use for our papers, projects, and speeches. There are three boxes. The first one states: "Helps avoid plagiarism. Practice "cite as you write." The box below that states: "Gives credit to the author. When you use other authors' ideas and words in your own writing, it is important to credit them - even if you do not quote their words exactly as written." And the last box states: "Abides by the integrity policy. Correctly citing your sources will also allow you to abide by the spirit and letter of the University of Arkansas Academic Integrity Policy"

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Styles Guides for Formatting Citations

MLA (Modern Language Association) Style is most commonly used to cite sources within the humanities.

The MLA Handbook provides guidance on formatting research papers, citing sources, and writing well.

Quick and Easy: Copy and Paste

Many library resources offer a Cite This or Make Citation option. These tools will usually offer a citation for the article or book in multiple formats, including Turabian or Chicago style, MLA, APA, etc.

Though it is as simple as copying and pasting, you should remember that it is your responsibility to proofread the citation and correct any errors of style. Computers are never as smart as UARK students.

OneSearch Citation button

Video: How to read a citation