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Immigration and the American Dream: HIST 0831 / SPAN 0831/0931

Research resources for the Gen Ed course "Immigration & the American Dream" in the History and Spanish departments

MLA 8th Edition

The 8th edition of the MLA Handbook is available. The style guidelines for the works-cited list have been simplified. It's no longer necessary to consider the publication format of the work being cited. Instead, create an entry using MLA's list of core elements, in the order specified.

Consult the following resources for help using MLA's 8th edition:

MLA's Core List of Elements

MLA Core Elements

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Why cite?

  1. To credit authors or artists whose arguments, ideas, or creative works you've used

  3. To allow people reviewing your work to check your sources for accuracy

  5. To allow readers to understand how you came up with your arguments

  7. To provide scholars with further sources for their own research

  9. To avoid plagiarism