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MLA Citation Guide (MLA 8th edition): When Creating Digital Assignments

General Guidelines

What am I legally required to cite in my digital assignment?

According to the Copyright Act, you must cite the sources (images, videos, books, websites, etc.) that you used in your digital assignment (29.21(1)(b)). You must cite the source (where you got the information from) and the creator of the content (if available). You must also make sure that any copyrighted materials you used in your assignment meet the conditions set out in section 29.21 of the Copyright Act. For a list of conditions and more information, please visit: http://studentcopyright.wordpress.com/mashups/

What citation style do I use for the sources in my digital assignment?

There is no one required citation style, so please defer to your instructor's directions and citation style preference.

Where do I list the sources for my digital assignment?

Seneca Libraries has the following recommendations for how to organize your list of sources for digital assignments. Please check with your instructor first:

When Creating a Digital Assignment

Instructors will often ask you to create a PowerPoint that goes with and assigned research paper. This guide is meant to inform you about how to cite that according to MLA guidelines. 

Disclaimer

**Please note that the above are recommendations only and your instructor may have a preference and directions for how and where you list your sources for your assignment.**

If you don't receive specific instructions from your instructor, try to include your citations in a way that doesn't impact the design of your digital assignment.

For more information please contact UWM WSH Library at 262-335-5206