Citing Sources     [back to graphical version]

Most Rio Hondo College instructors prefer that you use the style recommended by the Modern Language Association (MLA) when you prepare your research papers. The MLA style is concerned with the mechanics of writing, such as punctuation, quotation, and documenting the sources you used.

The Works Cited section appears at the end of the research paper and should list all the works that you have mentioned in your text. For a quick reference to the basic formats for citing your print and electronic sources, choose one of the categories below. Consult a reference librarian for additional help.

MLA (Modern Language Association) Documentation

How Do I Cite Books?   In PDF format

How Do I Cite Articles or Chapters?   In PDF format

How Do I Cite Other Media? (Visual Art, Films, Digital Files, etc.)   In PDF format

More MLA In-text Citations:

"In-Text Citations: The Basics"  From Purdue University OWL

"In-Text Citations: Author-Page Style"  From Purdue University OWL

APA (American Psychological Association) Documentation

Paper Sources  (Books and Periodicals)   in PDF format

Electronic Sources  (Internet, Online and CD-ROM Databases) in PDF format

ASA (American Sociological Association)

Books, Periodicals, Online Resources & Film       in PDF format