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Literature Research Guide - American : Citations

At the Reference Desk

Use the call number to locate the print guide in the reference area.

Writing and Research

Citation Styles for Literature

The Modern Language Association (MLA) Handbook is used as the citation style guide for literary research.

To consult the print version of the MLA Handbook, which is available in our Reference area, please see the second call number listed to the left. 

The following online resources provide additional help:

MLA Formatting and Style Guide - from Purdue Online Writing Lab

MLA Style Guide from Cornell University

Online Style Guides

APA Style Guides:

 MLA Style Guides:

 Chicago Style Guides:

Additional Style Guides:

Writing Center

Need help with a research paper? Visit the Eckerd College Writing Center for writing assistance.

Free Citation Managers

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Zotero is a free, easy-to-use tool that helps you collect, organize, cite, and share citation sources for your research. It is a web browser add on and can be used with Firefox, Safari or Chrome. 

Mendeley is another free citation management tool.  It includes an online version, desktop version, and MS Word plugin for direct citations.

EndNote Web is a web-based citation management tool for organizing citations, which integrates with Web of Science.