Microbes - Friends or Foes? (FLC: BIOL 1110 / ENGL 1110)

Citations & References

For your course Library Assignment, you are required to provide citations for each of your sources formatted using MLA style.

Citations in the UNM Library Catalog

Library databases often provide citations for their books, articles, and other resources they search. See the screenshots below for a reminder on how to access citations for resources in the UNM Library Catalog.


From the search results list, click the title of a resource to link through to the full resource record page:


From the full record view for the resource, look to the column along the right-hand side of the screen. In the middle of the list of links, you should see one labeled "Cite". Click the "Cite" link.


A menu labeled "Citation Format" will pop up towards the top of your browser, which includes a list of citation styles that you are able to scroll through (style are in alphabetical order). Scroll down until you find the MLA style citation. Highlight the full citation text and copy it using the "Ctrl+C" copy function (alternatively, highlight the text; then right click and select "Copy"). Paste the citation into the reference list for your project or save it to use later.

Citations in Academic Search Complete

Open up any record from the Academic Search Complete results list by clicking on the resource title. Once inside the record, look to the right-hand column and click the word "Cite" (corresponding to an icon that looks like a paper).


Within the "Cite" menu, scroll down to find your desired citation style, in this case "MLA". Highlight the citation and copy it using the "Ctrl+C" copy function (alternatively, highlight the citation; right click and select "Copy"). 

Citation Tip

Though Library databases often provide automatically generated citations, it is always wise to double check the citation with the appropriate style manual or an authoritative resource like the Purdue University Online Writing Lab website, linked at left. Databases can contain citation errors!