Citing Sources

To insure that proper credit is given for information that is used, Brother Rice High School requires the use of the MLA (Modern Language Association) style as a guide for writing papers and for citing sources.  The library has several hard copies of the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers, Seventh Edition.  In addition, the following tools are excellent resources for students:

Citation Machines – Generate citations online (both follow MLA 7th edition).

  • EasyBib – Free Automatic Bibliography and Citation Maker.

Citation Reference Guide

Reference Resource for Writers
  • OWL – The Purdue Online Writing Lab. This site provides information on a variety of topics including how to cite sources.


  • Plagiarism: Avoiding the Consequences – The Center for Online Education. This site describes strategies for properly citing sources as a guide to avoiding the various types of plagiarism.

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