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What is Plagiarism?


Citation: A (Very) Brief Introduction


MLA and APA Citations

Website Tools to Help with Citations!!

The websites listed below will assist you with creating citations correctly in either MLA or APA format.

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Citation Tools --- BE AWARE that citation tools are guides and are not always correct plus it is your responsibility as a student to know what a correct citation looks like. Always proofread and compare your citations to the guides above or the Mira Costa Library Citation pamphlets found below. 



If you have any questions about citations, remember that the Wildcat Librarian can help. Visit the library front desk for additional guidance.   



Mira Costa MLA and APA Style Examples Pamphlets

Check out the pamphlets that the librarians at Mira Costa College have created to help students better understand how to format reference pages correctly in either MLA or APA style.   Make sure that you pick the correct format pamphlet examples.  There is a difference between the two styles. 

MLA Style Examples                                         APA Style Examples

Wildcat Online Library Catalog

Library Catalog


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Student ID and then your 8 digit birthday, which signs you into the Oceanside Rapid ID Portal

Click on the Destiny box 

Click on El Camino High School link

In the top right hand corner, click on log in

Destiny Discover Tab is on the left hand side

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Check out an eBook through Destiny Discover App!


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