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AUNY - Literacy: Citation Help

This library guide will help you find resources to support your studies in your pursuit of your Master's of Science in Education in Literacy through AUNY.

Citing your Sources

In your Literacy courses and throughout your academic career you will need to cite your sources. Citing sources shows where you found your research, gives you credibility, and gives credit to the scholars that did the research you are using.

There are many different citation styles and the style you use depends on the subject. For Literacy you will probably use MLA 8th edition, but always check with your instructor or your course syllabus!

Why Do We Cite Sources?

How to Cite Sources

MLA 8th Edition has specific requirements for citing sources. You can find this information and incorporate it yourself or you can schedule a meeting with the AU Writing Lab for assistance! For more on general citations, view the video below.

  • Purdue OWL MLA Style Guide: The Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL) is the premier free online writing guide. They have created a step by step guide for formatting MLA papers and citations.
  • Alfred University Writing Lab: You can schedule an appointment with our very own writing professionals. They are prepared to help you understand how to best craft your citations.


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