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MLA Citation Guide: MLA Overview & Resources

Quick Reference to MLA Style

MLA Overview

MLA stands for Modern Language Association, and MLA is the formatting style that many academic majors use to format and cite their sources within their papers.

There are three basic parts of MLA that you should understand: how to format your paper, the conventions for in-text citations, and how to create a Works Cited page. Click on the squares below to learn more. 


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Purdue Owl MLA Style
A classic for referencing examples of citation, quotes, and full papers.
Modern Language Association: MLA Style
Examples and additional information on the style guide.
NoodleTool Express
Citation generator that will assist in making sure you follow APA formatting.