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Academic Writing and Citation

This guide provides time-tested strategies on becoming comfortable with the writing process, resources on citation styles, and information on how to avoid plagiarism.




MLA (Modern Language Association) Style

Modern Language Association is used in humanities (English, art history, philosophy, music, religion, language, linguistics, etc.).MLA style uses parenthetical to create citations in text and a "Works Cited" list at the end of a paper to link sources. (source: EduBirdie)

Official Manuals

MLA Style

The Basics of MLA In-text Citations | Scribbr

In-text citations are often included if you're writing an academic paper, but it can get very confusing. In this video, you'll learn what to include in an MLA in-text citation, where to place it in a sentence, and how to deal with missing information.

MLA Works Cited: References and Formatting | Scribbr

The MLA works cited page appears at the end of your paper and gives full details of every source that you cited in the text. In this video, you will learn about the 9 elements of MLA citations and how to format the works cited page following the MLA 8th edition.

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