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Citation Help

Addresses how to cite sources, use sources, and avoid plagiarism.

Welcome to Start Your Research | Citation Help

This page provides information about citation, how to cite your sources for your written assignment. Learn about citing sources and the various styles citation can take including ALA, Chicago, and MLA before moving onto citation tools. Next, learn about plagiarism. Lastly, learn more about using these sources in your writing. 

Want free help with your writing? Visit the Hostos Writing Center!

Curious about the research process, or when the library is open? Check out related research guides and pages! 

Hostos Community College | The Writing Center
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About Hostos Writing Center

"Our goal, simply stated, is to help you become a better writer, not necessarily to make sure you leave with a perfect paper. To that end, we will act as tutors, not sure to bring with you the assignment (including everything your instructor has told you about it), any work you have done on that assignment (be it reading, researching, or writing), and lots of paper and a pen or pencil. It also helps to know your professor’s name!"

The library is happy to help you with your research, but for direct writing help, the best place to go for help is the Hostos Writing Center to speak with a tutor. The Writing Center is located in C-596A. 


  • Guide Creator: Haruko Yamauchi