Citations are key to participating in the scholarly community. They are a way to converse with other scholars, but they also:
You should always should check with your professor to make sure which citation style to use. See the Collins Library quick MLA citation guide for commonly used types of sources, or consult the full book.
The newest edition of the MLA Handbook provides a "universal set of guidelines" for citing sources across all format types. In the new model, the writer creates an entry by consulting the MLA’s list of core elements—facts common to most works—which are assembled in a specific order. The MLA core elements appear at the left.
The citation style most commonly used in French Studies is the MLA style. However, you always should check with your professor to make sure which citation style to use.
Although the MLA style works for both English- and French-language materials, there are some specific differences to be aware of:
Du côté de chez Swann.
Maupassant, Guy de.
However, when the surname has just one syllable, the "de" typically does precede:
de Gaulle, Charles.
Sound Writing is the official writing handbook on campus, written by student writing advisors and specifically tailored to the needs of Puget Sound students and their faculty.
In addition to supporting the development of successful academic writing skills, Sound Writing also includes sections on research methods, writing in the disciplines, and more.
Sound Writing provides help with three citation styles: MLA, APA, and Chicago (notes & bibliography).
Current Edition: 2020
The Center for Writing & Learning (CWL), located in Howarth 109, offers students opportunities to get help on all aspects of the writing process. Services include:
There are several additional reliable and thorough guides to citation styles available online: