MLA is the designated referencing style used at ISL Qatar - find resources here to assist you.
Last Updated: Mar 9, 2014
Two resources which will greatly assist you with referencing, citation and being an ethical researcher are:
These should be your constant companions on your research journeys.
- You are giving credit to the author of the original work, who provided you with the information or idea.
- Citing your sources re-inforces the legitimacy of your opinions and ideas.
- You are demonstrating how much care you took to locate, explore, and understand the information available on your topic.
- You are giving others the opportunity to go to your original source to find out more and extend their own learning.
- Having a Works Cited list means that you can return to your sources at any stage for further insight or information.
- Citing your sources helps you to avoid plagiarism.
- You are demonstrating respect, honesty and integrity, as well as your skill as a researcher.
- Providing a Works Cited list, and in-text citations is a requirement for any work you do!