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ENG 315: Introduction to the English Language

This guide is to help students in Professor Grebenyova's class conduct research and use the library.

MLA Style Guide

MLA Citation Style

What is MLA?

  • MLA stands for Modern Language Association
  • A style of documenting the sources you paraphrase, quote, and use in your research paper or project.
  • Used in writing courses and the humanties, especially language and literature.
  • Determines the exact format of your citations by specifying publication information to include and the order of this information as well as capitalization and punctuation. 
  • Sources used appear at the end of the paper in an alphabetical list called the Works Cited page. 

Learn more at Modern Language Association

Why do I have to cite? 

  • It is the ONLY way to avoid plagiarism! Plagiarism is a very serious offense with consequences
  • The author or creator of the original work deserves to be recognized and given credit.

Learn more about plagiarism and avoiding plagiarism at the CSU Writing Center website.

Where can I get help?

  • Talk to your professor.
  • Schedule an appointment at the Writing Center.

 

MLA Online Tutorials and Quizzes