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Citation Guides by Style

Building MLA Citations

Follow this order when building your MLA citations: (clickable image)


World Language Citation Resources

MLA Citation Refresh

Review this slide deck for a quick refresh on:

  • What order to build a citation
  • "Contained" sources (articles, poems, short stories, etc.) vs. Containers (academic/scholarly journals, book, newspaper, websites, etc.)
  • In-text citations
MLA citation refresh by Elsa Buehler

Purdue OWL - MLA 9 Overview

Review this poster for an overview of the MLA 9th Edition Style Guide, including:

  • Formatting
  • In-text Citations
  • Works Cited

Citing Your Use of Generative AI

If you teacher has approved your use of AI-generated content for a school assignment, be sure to properly cite the AI tool that you used. Here is an example of how you should cite AI-generated content in MLA 9. You must also include "a statement about how it was used in relation to the final draft of the assignment" (WT's Generative AI Policy).

“List reasons why someone might support capital punishment” prompt. ChatGPT 3.5, 13 
Feb. version
, OpenAI, 6 Nov. 2023,  

  1. Title of source: the prompt you wrote.
  2. Title of Container: name of the AI tool.
    1. Version and its release date
    2. Publisher
  3. Date generated
  4. Location of the specific conversation

(Generative AI Citation Format created from suggestions put forth by MLA.)

Purdue OWL - Chicago Manual of Style (CMOS) 17 Overview

Review this poster for an overview of the Chicago Manual of Style (CMoS) Guidelines, including:

  • Notes (endnotes and footnotes)
  • Bibliographies

Purdue OWL - APA 7 Overview

Review this poster for an overview of the APA 7th Edition Style Guidelines, including:

  • Formatting
  • In-text Citations
  • References


A supplement to the original website, the EasyBib Toolbar will let you cite web sites with just one click. You can also receive advice and guidance on the credibility of the web site you’re citing, just to be sure that you can trust the information presented to you. (