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ENC 1102 - Freeman (Plant City): MLA Citation Tools

Course LibGuide for students in Dr. Freeman's ENC 1102 course

MLA Citation Tools

More Tips - MLA Citation Exercise

Tips for your MLA Citation Exercise Assignment. This assignment is intended to allow you to get acquainted with creating MLA citations. Below you will find tips for finding the materials that you need to cite. In the box on the left, you will find a variety of resources that assist with creating MLA Citations.

*My personal favorite it Valencia's MLA citation tipsheets (


Any time you are asked to locate a book, you will use the Library Catalog. *This link will allow you to search for only books -- going directly to the library webpage and searching will pull up TONS of results that are not helpful.

Depending on the topic - you will locate articles in the following databases.

  1. Literature Databases for literary topics (such as an article about a short story, criticism about a story/play, or general articles about a literary work)

Literature Resources from Gale

Literary Reference Center Plus

  2. Newspaper Databases for locating newspaper articles

America's Newspapers

New York Times

  3. General Databases for locating newspaper, magazine, journal, or other academic resources. *Generally NOT books.

Academic Search Complete

Academic OneFile

  4. Oxford English Dictionary (OED)

Oxford English Dictionary


*Many databases have a "cite this" feature that is useful for helping to construct MLA citations.