Skip to main content

Literary Criticism: Cite Sources

Resources for literary research.

Citation Styles

Citation styles define how citations or references are organized and formatted within a paper. Modern Language Association (MLA) Format is the most common style used in literature, arts, humanities, and some other disciplines. Other popular styles include:

If you are not sure which one to use, ask your teacher what citation style he or she prefers you to use for your assignments.

How and Why You Should Cite a Source

Used with permission of the University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

What is Plagiarism?

Used with permission from the Paul Robeson Library, Reference Department, Rutgers University.


Zotero [zoh-TAIR-oh] is a free, easy-to-use tool to help you collect, organize, cite, and share your research sources.

Take a tour of Zotero.

Download Zotero