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Guide to the Modern Language Association (MLA) style.
Last Updated: Jul 9, 2014 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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When to Use MLA Style

MLA is based on the Modern Language Association’s MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers

MLA Style is commonly used in the Arts and Humanities, which is why it is frequently taught in English classes.  If you are unsure which style you should be using to cite, ask your professor for clarification.

Citing & Writing Resources

Open 24/7, free online writing help from the Purdue University Online Writing Lab (OWL):

Why Do We Cite?

Four good reasons why you should learn how to cite correctly:

    1. To avoid plagiarism
    2. To give credibility and authenticity to your work
    3. To let the readers of your work locate your information sources
    4. To get a good grade

MLA Manual

All the guidelines, rules, and everything you want to learn about the Modern Language Association (MLA) citation style, can be found in:

Gibaldi, Joseph.MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers. 7th ed. New York: Modern Language Association of America, 2009. Print.

Copies of the MLA handbook are available in the MCC Libraries at Ref LB2369 .G53 2009 and City Ref LB2369 .G53 2009.

Please note that there have been changes in MLA's style guidelines. Every edition brings something new. Also, please do not forget that librarians will be always glad to help you if you ask them for assistance! Click the Help tab above!  


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