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ENG 110 - College Composition

This guide provides resources to support the College Composition course and assignments.

Citation Tools

Citation Style & Tools


Find resources for your professor’s preferred citation style and learn about the tools available to help make citing sources faster.

Note to students


This is a standard citation guide for this subject, but please verify with your professor about their preferred citation style.

MLA Guide in ZL

MLA Style Guide Available at ZL

Online Help for MLA

Online Guides for MLA Style

Visit the sites listed below for excellent resources on general MLA formatting and specific types of citations.

Citation Tools

Sample Works Cited

Sample Works Cited

Works Cited

Coontz, Stephanie. “Not Much Sense in Those Census Numbers.” 
          Uncommon Threads: Reading and Writing about Contemporary
, edited by Robert D. Newman et al., Longman, 2003, pp. 146-48.

“Developments in the Law: The Law of Marriage and Family.” Harvard
          Law Review
, vol. 116, no. 7, 2003, pp. 1996-2122. JSTOR,

Hymowitz, Kay S. “The Incredible Shrinking Father.” City Journal,
          Spring 2007,

Marcotty, Josephine, and Chen May Yee. “New World of Fertility Medicine
          Is a Big-Money Marketplace.”, Local Media Group,
          30 Oct. 2007,

“Mother’s Eggs Could Mean Daughter Gives Birth to Sibling.” Herald
, Herald and Times Group, 3 July 2007,


Mundy, Liza. Everything Conceivable: How Assisted Reproduction Is
          Changing Men, Women, and the World
. Alfred A. Knopf, 2007.

Munro, Brenda, and Gordon Munro. “Family, Definition of.” International
          Encyclopedia of Marriage and Family
, edited by James J. Ponzetti, Jr.,
          2nd ed., vol. 2, Gale Group, 2003, pp. 549-55.

“Our History and Mission.” The Donor Sibling Registry,

Rozenberg, Joshua. “Natallie Breaks Down As Three-Court Battle Ends.”
          The Telegraph, Telegraph Media Group, 11 Apr. 2007,

Shanley, Mary Lyndon. “Collaboration and Commodification in Assisted
           Procreation: Reflections on an Open Market and Anonymous Donation.”
           Law and Society Review, vol. 36, no. 2, 2002, pp. 257-84. JSTOR,

United States, Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for
          Disease Control and Prevention. 2005 Assisted Reproductive Technology
          Success Rates: National Summary and Fertility Clinic Reports
. Oct. 2007,

Wente, Margaret. “In the Best Interests of the Child?” The Globe and Mail,
          6 Apr. 2009,

“Woman Gives Birth to Grandchild.”, 15 Oct. 2006,


**This Works Cited page was excerpted from a Sample Paper provided by the MLA Style Center.

Citation Tools

Citation Tools



Zotero is an extremely useful resource that helps with citation (and full-text article) collection and organization and bibliography/works cited creation.

Zotero 5.0

  • Easy, quick, open-source (Free) citation manager
  • Works with PC/Mac OS's and Firefox & Chrome browsers 
  • "Reads" citation data on a web page (icon which allows you to save a citation appears in line with address bar in browser)
  • Format citation in any of 9000+ styles available from Zotero
  • Find help: Getting Your Stuff into Zotero


WorldCat Research Station

WorldCat offers a fast citation for each item you locate in it, similar to what Google Scholar provides. Always double-check with appropriate citation requirements, however, as pieces of the complete citation are often missing.


  • Search for your resource (book, article, report, etc.)
  • Click on item title
  • Find "Cite/Export" link in upper right portion of record
  • Choose from several styles

Google Scholar

Google Scholar

Google Scholar provides quick citations for items you find in its database. Be sure to double-check what it provides, however. They are typically missing one or more pieces of the citation. 

Google Scholar

  • Easy, quick, no-download-necessary citation grabber
  • Search for your article by title
  • Use "Cite" link below publication information
  • Choose from several styles


Similar to what Google Scholar provides, WorldCat offers a fast citation for each item you locate in it. Always double-check with appropriate citation requirements, however, as pieces of the complete citation are often missing.

Other Quick Citation Tools

Citation tools

Other Citation Tools

Most Library databases have auto-cite features.

If you need help figuring out how to use them, stop by the Ask desk for assistance.




When citing, be sure you understand what plagiarism is and isn't.

If you still have questions contact the Writing Center or practice avoiding plagiarism.

Remember, it is better to cite a source than risk plagiarism!