MLA Style Citation
MLA stands for Modern Language Association. MLA style gives you credibility as a writer, protects you from committing plagiarism, provides consistent format within a discipline, and allows readers to cross-reference your sources easily. Every time you write an essay or a research paper, you engage with other writers and scholars.
Purdue Online Writing Lab Provides MLA Style resources to help you learn MLA:
MLA Sample Paper
This PDF contains a sample MLA paper that adheres to the 2009 updates.
Works Cited Example
The words Works Cited should appear in upper-case and lowercase letters, centered at the top of this page. Double-space all reference entries. Your references should be in a hanging indent format, meaning that the first line of each reference is set flush left and subsequent lines are indented. Don't forget to alphabetize your Works Cited page. The Works Cited page provides the necessary information for your reader to locate and retrieve any source you cited in your manuscript.
MLA Style: A brief guide for citing your sources
This MLA style guide has been designed for Marymount California University students who are writing for the Liberal Arts and Humanities. A variety of reference examples by type are listed below to assist you with citing your sources.
MLA Style: a briefguide for Parenthetical Citation (in-text citation)
This MLA style guide has been designed for Marymount California University students who are writing for the Liberal Arts and Humanities. The proper use of a citation format such as MLA can help you avoid plagiarism.
MLA Style Example - "Works Cited" page
Use this example to help you format your "Works Cited" page in MLA Style.
MLA Style: How to Cite a Work in an Anthology
Citing a Work in an Anthology
If you are citing an essay, a short story, a poem, or another work that appears within an anthology or some other book collection, you need to add the following information to the basic book entry (5.6.1).
Cite Your Sources - the Purdue OWL
For more information about citations in both MLA or APA please see: