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Whenever you are using someone else’s ideas or words, you need to cite your sources and give credit to the author of the original words or ideas. 

Pictures you find on the internet are also not yours, if you use them, you need to cite them! 

Follow the guide here to learn how to cite your sources in MLA style.

For more types of sources, tricks and help, follow the links below or ask your librarian. 

WARNING: MyBib can be really useful, but never fully trust an AI to do a human’s job. Always double-check the citation generated by AI citation generators.

01. Citations from a Book: 

WORKS CITED PAGE: Last Name, First Name. Title of the Book. Publisher, Publication Date

IN-TEXT CITATION: (Author Last Name page number)

Example: Kirsh, Steven J. Children, Adolescents, and Media Violence: A Critical Look at the Research. Sage, 2006.

In-text Citation: (Kirsh 99)

02. Citations from an image

WORKS CITED PAGE: Author of the picture (If any). “Title of the picture”. Title of the site, Date of the Picture. URL. Accessed Date. 

IN-TEXT CITATION: (Author’s Last Name or “Title of the Picture”) 

Example: Steven Universe. IMBD, 2013. Accessed 8/29/2022

In-text Citation: (Steven Universe)

03. Citations from a Website

WORKS CITED PAGE: Author. “Title.” Title of container (self contained if book), Other contributors (translators or editors), Version (edition), Number (vol. and/or no.), Publisher, Publication Date, Location (pages, paragraphs and/or URL, DOI or permalink). 2nd container’s title, Other contributors, Version, Number, Publisher, Publication date, Location, Date of Access (if applicable).

IN-TEXT CITATION: (Author’s Last Name or “Title of the website”) 

Example: Athlete’s Foot – Topic Overview. WebMD, 25 Sept. 2014,

In-text Citation: (Athlete’s Foot – Topic Overview)