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MLA Style Guide
MLA Handbook by
Call Number: LB2369 .G53 2016 - 1st Floor Quick Reference
Publication Date: 2016
Can You Recognize Plagiarism?
Can you recognize plagiarism?
MLA Citation Style
MLA OWL Guide
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.
- Log into Campusnet and use Starfish to schedule an appointment at the Writing Center.
MLA Online Tutorials and Quizzes
How to Cite MLA
Short tutorials and interactive quiz that allows you to practice creating citations. Created by the University of Texas San Antonio.
Good overview created by Dennis Paoli, Trudy Smoke, Nancy Guerrero, Lauren Yannotta, Anthony Gonzalez, Meredith Theeman, and Madeleine Fix