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English and Creative Writing: Referencing

This is the MAIN guide for English and Creative Writing students. START YOUR RESEARCH HERE.

MLA referencing: publications

The MLA publishes two authoritative explanations of MLA style: we have copies of both titles in the library.


Bibliographic software for postgraduate students

MLA referencing

English students are expected to read widely in their subject area, and to use this reading in their assignments and essays. When you do this, you must acknowledge all the sources you use in a process called ‘referencing’. The English discipline requires you to use the MLA Referencing system. (currently the 7th edition).

You need to add these references in the body of your work (as in-text citations) and in the 'Works cited' list at the end of your essay.

Citation Converter (University of Adelaide Library)

The Library Search engine has an automatic citation convertor (MLA 7th edition & MLA 8th edition. NOTE 2017: The English discipline is currently using the 7th edition of MLA). From the Details screen of the book or article that you have found, click on Actions and select the Citation option. 



.After selecting your referencing style, copy and paste the citation into your Works Cited list - check it carefully, it may need a couple of minor adjustments to be exactly right.




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