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College 1 Research Guide

This guide provides links to many of the resources you'll need to complete your poster assignment.

Citing Sources in MLA Format

When you include a quote on your poster, you must list the source's author and the page number, if available, in parentheses.  

This is like an in-text citation; it should have a corresponding citation on your Works Cited list on the back of your poster. Below, you'll find an example of the way you would cite a source on the front and back of your poster.

Quote on the front of your poster:

"We think of sexual harassment as a problem unique to the business environment, but this unlawful behavior is commonly found on our nation's college and university campuses" (Ramson 39). 

Corresponding MLA citation on the back of your poster in Works Cited list: 

MLA 8 sample citation showing article found in a database: Author's name, last name first followed by a period. Title of article in quotes, with a period at the end. Title of journal in italics, followed by volume and issue number comma date of publication comma page range period. Name of database in italics comma URL or website address of article.


Citing Images:

If you have an image on your poster, you must cite it in your Works Cited list. Example:

Works cited entry in MLA 8 for an image. Shows author, in this case the name of an organization. Then a period, then the title or caption of the image in quotes with a period. Then the name of the web site or web page in italics comma the name of the publisher of the website comma date published comma the URL of the page featuring the image.

Citation Generation Tools

When you use the citation generator website below, or one provided by an article database, be sure to proofread the resulting citation to make sure it matches citation style guidelines. Automated tools don't always get it right!

First Year Experience Posters