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Have no fear. To gain a general understanding the mechanics of how to compose a citation, use resources on special websites dedicated to helping you do it. They sometimes include online citation generators to actually put one together for you. You just enter the publication information and it constructs the citation.

Sometimes, they allow you to collect a list of your resources, then generate a complete bibliography or works cited page. A "Bibliography" is simply a list of all the resources you consulted in the process of researching your topic. A "Works Cited" page is a list of only those resources that you have cited for particular quotes or concepts within the text of your paper.

At Saddlebrook Prep, the faculty has made a general policy of using the MLA (Modern Language Association) citation style, but you should follow your teacher's instructions.

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Citation Guides

Purdue University's Online Writing Lab - MLA Style and Formatting Guide
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University of Wisconsin's Writer's Handbook - MLA Documentation Guide

Sample MLA Works Cited Page:

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If you want some help formatting your research paper, go to this tutorial from Georgia Southern University:
http://personal.georgiasouthern.edu/~jwalker/tutorials/mlaword2007.html