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English Literature


Citing Sources

Research journals in English literature most often employ either MLA or Chicago style guides. If you need to refer to other styles, please see our more comprehensive guide on Citing Sources.



annotated bibliography

The Purdue Online Writing Lab has a great introduction to annotated bibliographies, with an in-depth description and samples.


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Use Zotero to help you to collectmanage, and cite your references. With Zotero you can attach PDFs, notes, and images to your citations, organize them into collections for different projects, and create bibliographies.

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