On this page, you will find information about:
After you have completed your research, the can also help you write your Literary Criticism paper.
MLA format, the citation style created by the Modern Language Association, is used often in English, other language studies, and the humanities.
It requires in-text citations (sometimes known as parenthetical citations) within the body of your paper, and a Works Cited list that includes all your sources at the end of the paper.
The formatting style will also tell you what font size, line spacing, margins, and page numbers to use. Formatting styles are updated periodically; check the page on the NCC Libraries website for the most current version.
Common knowledge: The only exception to the citation rule is common knowledge. If a fact is something that the average person would know, you do not have to cite it. These are some examples of common knowledge:
These are not common knowledge and require a citation:
Additional Citation Resources:
These websites can help you with documenting sources and formatting your paper according to MLA style:
The following resources may also help you with writing Literary Criticism:
Watch the video below to learn more about in-text citations and how they work alongside your Works Cited list. From our friends at Imagine Easy Solutions.
Plagiarism means using someone else's words or ideas as if they were your own. It is a serious violation of academic honesty and can result in significant consequences. Always remember to:
Use quotation marks around another author's exact words
Acknowledge the source of an idea that you are paraphrasing or summarizing
Common pitfalls to avoid:
There are other reasons for acknowledging the original creator of an idea besides just staying out of trouble. Some of the benefits of citing your sources include:
Additional Plagiarism Resources:
The NCC Learning Center offers this .
The web page describes the expectations and procedures around plagiarism for the NCC community.