Please see the man page for sources.list(5) for the gory details on the correct format of your sources.list file.

In general, you will have one or more lines pointing to resources available. Each line will start wtih either "deb" (binary packages) or "deb-src" (source code packages) followed by the base URL for the repository, then the release name and finally the various branches of the release that you want to use.

deb http://mirror.ite.sfcollege.edu/debian jessie main contrib non-free

The above line says "you can get binary packages from http://mirror.ite.sfcollege.edu/debian - and I want to get packages for Debian 8 (release name Jessie) and I want to use packages from the main, contrib, and non-free branches".

Linux Mint - base URL http://mirror.ite.sfcollege.edu/mint

Debian - base URL http://mirror.ite.sfcollege.edu/debian
Note that you can reference Debian releases either by release type (testing, stable, oldstable) or release name (stretch, jessie, wheezy). Ubuntu - base URL http://mirror.ite.sfcollege.edu/ubuntu