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Citation Help

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Help from Trinity College Library

The Find Images tab has info on how to cite images either from books, or from online databases and resources (like ARTstor).

When writing a research paper it is important to properly cite your resources. Our Citations LibGuide will help you with the writing of your research.

Consider using a citation management software, such as Endnote, to simplify the process of collecting, organizing, and formatting your citations. The Libraries offers group instruction or individual consultation for EndNote. See the EndNote LibGuide for more info.

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MLA documentation style can be found in two sources: The MLA Style Manual, written primarily for undergraduates, and the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers, written for graduate students and more experienced researchers. Both works contain complete information on citing both print and online sources.

Creating an annotated bibliography in MLA style

(More explanation, and an example)

General Guidelines

Some annotations are merely descriptive, summarizing the authors' qualifications, research methods, and arguments.  Your professor might also ask you to identify the authors' theoretical frameworks.

Many annotations evaluate the quality of scholarship in a book or article.  You might want to consider the logic of authors' arguments, and the quality of their evidence.  Your findings can be positive, negative, or mixed.

Your professor might also want you to explain why the source is relevant to your assignment.

Most of the Library article databases have an option to cite an article. Look for it, and save time. 

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