MLA Handbook by The Modern Language Association of America"The ninth edition of the MLA Handbook is a textbook and reference guide that offers student writers and writing instructors guidance on creating works-cited-list entries in MLA style using the template of core elements. It features advice on punctuation, grammar, inclusive language, formatting research papers, and in-text citations. Includes an appendix of sample works-cited-list entries, illustrations, and an index"--
Call Number: LB2369 .G53 2016
Publication Date: 2021-04-06
What is MLA Style?
Modern Language Association (MLA) style is commonly used by writers in the liberal arts and humanities fields. This guide is based on the 9th edition of the MLA Handbook.
Learning how to cite may seem like a daunting task. However, it is well worth it in the end for several reasons:
To avoid plagiarism
To show academic honesty
To allow others to learn more about your topic.
To allow the reader to conduct their own research from your work
Not "common knowledge"
Whether you choose to add a direct quotation to your paper or merely paraphrase someone else's idea, you must cite any work that did not come from you. That includes but is not limited to text, images, computer code and charts.
Remember when in doubt, cite it!
Refer to the MLA Handbook and the MLA Style Center for further explanation. Copies are available at the service desk, in the Reference collection, and on the 3rd floor for check out.