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ENG 102 / ENG 108: Research Papers, Literary Criticism & Annotated Bibliographies

This guide has been designed for MCC students taking English 102. It serves as a starting point for the research paper assignment. Use the tabs at the top of the guide to get started finding, using and evaluating information for your assignments.

The Writing Center

The Writing Center provides professional English tutors that can help with writing problems, such as structuring papers, writing essays and research papers, and writing mechanics. The Writing Center is located in the southeast corner (bottom floor) of the Paul Elsner Library.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, visit The Writing Center website.

MLA Citation Guides Online

The library has multiple copies of the MLA Handbook and additional resources to help you with MLA formatting.

Here are a few online resources to help with formatting your paper and creating a Works Cited page:

MLA 8th Research Guide MCC's Library Research Guide on MLA formatting

OWL at Purdue  MLA Formatting and Style Guide

APA Publication Manual

APA (American Psychological Association) style is most commonly used to cite sources within the sciences and social sciences. Multiple copies of the latest edition (7th ed.) of the APA Publication Manual are available at the reference desk on the second floor of the library.

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The following online sources provide APA guidelines on research paper format, citations, in-text citations and the reference page. Although these online sources provide guidelines based on the APA Publication Manual, refer to the actual published APA Publication Manual for accurate and precise formatting.

APA Style Guide - by the American Psychological Association
APA Citation Style Guide - MCC Research Guide to APA citation