Answered By: Laura Braunstein
Last Updated: Jul 21, 2017     Views: 218

MLA style is commonly used in first-year Writing courses, as well as Humanities disciplines such as English and Comparative Literature. Unfortunately, the MLA Handbook is not available in electronic form. However, there are a few reliable "crib sheets." Two excellent online sources for MLA style are Research and Documentation Online and The Everyday Writer. An internet search will find other online crib sheets, but when in doubt, check against the MLA Handbook or ask a Librarian.

For complete details on citing sources with MLA style, consult the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers, 7th ed. Print copies are available at the Baker-Berry Reference Desk and in the Reference collection at call number LB2369 .G53 2009. Additional copies are available at the Reserve Desk in the Orozco Room in Baker Library.

Generaly, MLA style uses in-text parenthetical citations with a list of works cited. If your instructor requires you to use footnotes or endnotes, consult Appendix B of the MLA Handbook.

For examples of MLA citation for multimedia sources, see this section of Research and Documentation Online.

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