Citation Style Guides

Different disciplines have their own formats for citing sources. This guide points you to resources for citing in MLA style, APA style, Chicago style, and more.

SMC Library's MLA Style Guide

See the Official MLA Handbook

Additional MLA Style Guides

Video Guides to MLA Style

This video gives some of the basics of the overall structure of MLA citations and essay formatting:

And this video goes into more depth about the elements of the citations in your Works Cited:

Note: the latest edition of MLA recommends including http:// at the beginning of a URL, contrary to the older advice in these videos. All other advice remains the same.

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