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Concordia-NY General Library Resource Guide: MLA\APA Citation

This guide contains a number of resources you will find useful for discovering some of the library's most used resources, and information on the research process in general.

Why must I use citations?

It's important to cite sources you used in your research for several reasons:

  • To show your reader you've done proper research by listing sources you used to get your information
  • To be a responsible scholar by giving credit to other researchers and acknowledging their ideas
  • To avoid plagiarism by quoting words and ideas used by other authors
  • To allow your reader to track down the sources you used by citing them accurately in your paper by way of footnotes, a bibliography or reference list


The standard citation style guide for the humanities, especially languages and literature, is the MLA Handbook, 8th edition, 2016. The Modern Language Association of America (MLA) publishes the manual. It is commonly referred to it as the "MLA Manual" or the "MLA Handbook".



How do I cite a Webpage?


Links to MLA support:

LaGuardia Community College 

Purdue Owl Online Writing Lab

Purdue Owl MLA Quick Guide  

Youtube Videos from Owl Purdue  (MLA and APA Citations and Annotations)




The standard citation style guide book for the fields of business, education, health science, public service, and social science is the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th edition, 2010. The American Psychological Association (APA) publishes the manual. We commonly refer to it as "the APA Manual".



Create an APA citation using an EBSCO database



Links to APA Support: 

Free Access to the Publication Manual and Other Resources During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Quick Answers: References and Formatting 

Purdue Owl Online Writing Lab