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ENGL 1302 - Instructor Lucille Dominguez: MLA Style Citations

Guide to library resources for researching information on various topics and literature. Includes helpful links to MLA citation rules and examples.

MLA Citation Style

Citing your sources means that you are telling your instructor where you got the information from. You want to give credit to the source since you got the information from it and so you do not plagiarize.

MLA is the Modern Language Association Style.  It is the preferred method for many disciplines including English. Other styles include APA and Chicago.

All a style means is how they want you to put the information about the source you used.

It tells you how and when to put the author, title, date, name of journal, magazine, or newspaper, etc...

Each style does it differently.  Some are capitalized, italicized, use quotation marks, and more.

For this assignment, you will be using MLA Style.


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Purdue Owl MLA Formatting and Style Guide

Purdue OWL  (Purdue University Online Writing Lab) is a great website to help guide you in citing your sources.

MLA Citation Handouts and Links

MLA Handbook 9th Edition

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