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ENG 1320: College Writing II: Cite Your Sources


For the most recent version of MLA standards, check out their website at  or use the Purdue OWL.

Online Citation Assistance

Citation Management

Have a lot of citations you want to enter in your works cited/references list? Try a citation manager.

Do you need the Web or Desktop version?


  • Organize your research Include citations while you write your paper
  • Build a bibliography in a variety of formats
  • Import references from library databases and Google Scholar.

Understanding a citation from a database

Journal Article Citation

MLA Style Guides

Alkek Library and RRC Library Services own several copies of both MLA publications listed below. Follow the links to find out where the books are located and if they're available to check out.

For more information about how MLA style works, check your Bedford Handbook.

Which Citation Format?

Ask your professor or check your syllabus which format you should use.  Then click on the appropriate one below...

  • APA (American Psychological Association)
  • MLA (Modern Language Association)
  • Chicago/Turabian
  • ASA (American Sociological Association)
  • IEEE (Engineering)
  • AAA (American Anthropological Association)

Getting more help...

If you have specific questions about citing your sources, writing tips, or help with editing, you can go to the following places on campus for more assistance.

Student Learning Assistance Center (SLAC)

Get in-person tutoring at the Student Learning Assistance Center, or SLAC, located on the 4th floor of Alkek Library. Check the website for hours and availability.

SLAC also maintains good handout page for quick reference.

Texas State University Writing Center

The Writing Center is located on the first floor of ASB North. You can get help with all types of writing, including papers, essays, and resumes.

The Writing Center offers in-person and online tutoring (check their website for more information). 

Round Rock patrons can seek assistance from the Round Rock Writing Center.