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Using MLA Citation Style

You may be writing a research or term paper and your professor has asked you to use MLA style citations. This guide connects you to step-by-step instructions for incorporating MLA style citations in to your paper. 

MLA style gives references in the text to a list of works cited. It's distinguishing features are an emphasis on author and title instead of the date, and the use of in-text citations, not bibliographic notes.

What is new in the eighth edition of MLA style is the approach to creating a list of works cited. Works are no longer cited by publication format.

► MLA Style Center Telling it like it IS for writing style. Includes such spine tingling topics as "US or U.S.?" Very methodical approach to topics and questions about writing style.

► Purdue OWL  Online Writing Lab, complete guide to MLA style citations
► MLA Handbook  from University Of Maryland. Comprehensive instructions for using MLA style citations.

Please note, you do not have to use all of these websites. You may want to have a look at each of them because they have different approaches to the material, but each of them contain the same information.

What is an Annotated Bibliography?

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