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Citing your work

It is essential that you give credit to sources you cite or reference in your speech.

How do you cite the resources you found for your speech?

  • MLA Format
  • Works Cited page
  • Verbal citation: "According to...", "A report from "Solid Waste Report states...", "A study from the Journal of ___ finds..."

MLA Basics

MLA style is commonly used in Composition classes, Literature, and other Humanities courses. 

In 2016, MLA published the 8th edition handbook, which is significantly different from the 7th edition that had previously been used. The 9th Edition was published in 2021 but citation formatting has not changed. When using a citation guide or automatic citation generator like EasyBib, make sure you have selected MLA 9th edition or 8th edition.

Resources for MLA 8th/9th Edition

Complete style guide with formatting guidelines and works cited entry formats:

For how to cite specific types of sources:

Print a one-page MLA Citation Guide