At Central Catholic High School, we use MLA 8th Edition for citations. Students are expected to properly cite sources any time they use the words, work, or ideas of another person in any work they create. Librarians are happy to assist all students with any citation questions. The Library heavily endorses the OSLIS Citation Maker for help formatting citations.
Reminders on Citations (in MLA Format)
Example of a possible citation.
Lastname, Firstname. “My Great Article.” Journal of Quality Things, photos by Arnie Toddlesworth, vol.1, no. 23, pp. 45-67. Super Useful Article Database, Subscribe Co., www.website.biz/junk/~netzel/ probablyabigmessofcharacters=+blerg+gross%7Csupergreat=/. Accessed 1 Mon. YEAR.
Lastname, Firstname. “My Great Article.” Journal of Quality Things, photos by Arnie Toddlesworth, vol.1, no. 23, pp. 45-67. Super Useful Article Database, Subscribe Co., www.website.biz/ junk/~netzel/ probablymessofcharacters=+blerg+gross%7Csupergreat=/. Accessed 1 Mon. YEAR.
If you use a citation maker, stick with the OSLIS citation maker.
Remember: You may have more than one "container"...
ex. an article [Source] is found in a journal [Container 1], which is found in a library database [Container 2].
In the example citation above Journal of Quality Things is the title of Container 1, and Super Useful Article Database is the title of Container 2. Note that each container can have it's own other information elements.
Means: The quotation or ideas in this sentence come from a source that is listed on my Works Cited page. You will find that work listed under "Dickinson" on my works cited page. I found the ideas or quotation on page 14 of that work.
Means: I either directly quoted from, or used ideas from, this specific source by this author. You will find identification of where I used those ideas by looking for the first words in this entry within parentheses in my paper. ex: (Dickinson).