There is a copy of the MLA Handbook For Writers of Research Papers by Joseph Gibaldi in the reference collection at each campus. This is the official style guide published by the Modern Language Association, and contains a wealth of information on how to cite sources as well as how to format your paper.
Note: Students should check with their instructor or campus library to determine acceptable style format. Remember, your instructor is the final authority for all citation questions.
Many students wait until they finish writing their paper before citing their sources. They may find themselves “on a roll,” and won't want to stop to check or to cite their sources, thinking they will add their citations later. It is a better idea to cite your sources as you find them and use them. Use these tips to help ensure that documenting your sources is quick and easy!
The best way to make sure you do not forget to cite the sources you use - cite while you write!