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Citations & Style Guide

Information and resources on how to cite references correctly.

MLA Style

The MLA Handbook, created by the Modern Language Association of America, is a standard guide for high school students and undergraduate college students. MLA style is used for writing about language and literature, the arts, the humanities, and some sciences. The MLA Style Manual and Guide to Scholarly Publishing is the official MLA guide for graduate students, scholars, and professional writers.


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Additional Resources for the MLA Handbook:
Additional Resources for the MLA Style Manual:
  • MLA Formatting and Style Guide, available online from the OWL at Purdue, provides guidelines and examples for formatting a paper and for citing sources in MLA style.
  • Citation Machine: MLA, created by David Warlick of The Landmark Project, automatically generates citations in MLA style based on information you enter into a template.
  • How to Cite US Government Documents in MLA, APA Citation Style: MLA , available from the Cornell University Library, includes sample citations in MLA format for various types of government publications.
  • MLA Documentation, available online from The Writing Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, provides examples of citations and bibliographies in MLA style.

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