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MLA Citation Style


MLA Style is a set of standards and guidelines to properly write and format papers. Developed by the Modern Language Association, MLA Style is the style typically used in the arts and humanities departments, including English and Literature classes.

MLA guides you on:

  1. the format & page layout of your paper
  2. stylistic technicalities in your writing (e.g. abbreviations, footnotes, quotations)
  3. how you cite other authors within the body of your paper
  4. how you compile a references page at the end of your paper

The MLA Style Center can show you how to do "In-text Citations" and how to create your "Works Cited" list.  The site also answers to common MLA questions and provides other great resources, including practice templates and sample papers.


MLA Video Guides


In-text Citations Works Cited List

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