The Spalding University Writing Center is located on the 2nd floor of the University Library in the PNC Center for Student Success.
Hours: 8 am-6 pm Monday-Friday
Consultations are usually 45 minutes. Please bring your assignment sheet and any other supporting materials.
Our goal is to help you in the writing process; we usually focus on two or three areas of revision opportunity in your work.
You can schedule an appointment by calling us at (502) 873-4494 or by emailing us at [email protected].
You can also submit your work for online feedback via the link below:
Modern Language Association (MLA) Style is an editorial style, or rules that a publisher uses to ensure consistent presentation of written material. Citing your sources in MLA style gives credit to the works of others and helps your readers go back and find the information you present.
For more information on citation styles, see the Citing Sources tab on the Writing Center's homepage. You can also check out the Purdue OWL MLA Style Guide for additional information.
In academic research, citing sources distinguishes between your original work and the ideas of others. It also makes you a more credible author by supporting your claims with valid evidence and well-researched information. Original ideas are considered intellectual property and require giving credit by law.
Citation styles and writing conventions are standard methods for documenting your sources. Citations help you and your readers find the same information you are citing to refer back to the source of information.
Use standard citations when you refer to the work of others in the body of your paper with in-text citations when using direct quotes and paraphrasing information. Then, compile full citations for works consulted or referenced in a reference list at the end of your paper.
Citations also help you avoid plagiarism, which is the misuse of words, media, and ideas that are not your own. Examples of plagiarism include:
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