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How to use MLA style- Resources: MLA Citations

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The MLA Citation Style is often used for classes in the Humanities, such as English and History. The APA Citation Style is the other common format, usually used in the sciences. See the APA Citations guide for more information.

Use the blue tabs above to see MLA citation formats for different kinds of sources, as well as for creating citations in the text of your paper. These formats are based on the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers, 7th edition.

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(note: always check the citations you get from a citation generator: if your citation is incorrect, you can't blame the citation generator!)

Remember there are two steps in the citation process

   1. In-text citations guide the reader to the source of the information on theList of References page and it gives the location of the information in the source.

        example:   In her popular book on cows, Jones (2104) says  "All cows eat grass" (p. 122).

   2.  The List of References provides the reader with the information needed to locate the book at a library or bookstore.

         Jones, S. (2014).  Cows. Cowtown, KS: Animal Lovers.

 

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