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1. Formatting Your Paper - MLA Style

2. Adding Parenthetical Citations

What is a parenthetical citation?

Why are parenthetical citations important?

How do I add citations to my paper?

I have some questions!

  • MLA Parenthetical Citations - The Basics
    A simple overview of how to write and use in-text citations from the Online Writing Lab at Purdue University. This site includes examples for books, magazines, websites, and more.

3. Creating Your Works Cited Page

 

Why All The Rules?

Does it really matter if your paper looks like my paper?

Yes! While following MLA style guidelines may feel pointless, this formal writing style has many important purposes.  Correct formatting helps you create an organized document that is easy to read (and grade), write a well-supported argument or paper, and avoid plagarism. 

 

Additional Library Resources

MLA Handbook, 8th ed. COMING SOON!

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MLA Handbook - The Modern Language Association of America
Call Number: RES LB2369 .G53 2016
ISBN: 9781603292627
Publication Date: 2016-04-01

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A guide to MLA style documentation - JF Trimmer
Call Number: PN147 .T75 2006
ISBN: 9780618646944

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APA and MLA writing formats - CE ANderson, et al.
Call Number: LB2369 .A545 2004
ISBN: 9780205424375

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