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Social Issues & Activism: Citing Sources

Kimberly Braasch


When you use sources you've found on Google, you will usually need to format your citations by hand. Sometimes when you do research using the De Anza College library article databases, however, you will have citations already created for you. 

However, even these citations are not accurate 100% of the time. Basically, you should be sure to check any and every citation you did not handcraft yourself. And sometimes, it’s even good to check those too! Better safe than plagiarizing! 

The boxes below will help you.

You can also Contact a Librarian if you need more help with citations.

Purdue OWL's MLA Pages

MLA Formatting and Style Guide

Automatic Citation Sites: EasyBib

You CAN still use an automatic citation site that provides complete citations. However, you'll want to check each and every citation using the Purdue OWL site.

EasyBib for MLA 8th edition

(You'll want to create a free account)


MLA Quick Guide

Modern Language Association (MLA)

MLA Handbook