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Citation Guides: MLA Style

What is MLA citation style?

Modern Language Association (MLA) Style is widely used in the humanities, especially in scholarly writing on literature.  MLA style uses brief parenthetical citations in the text that refer to an alphabetical list of works cited appearing at the end of the work.  

Disciplines that use MLA Style include:

  • English 
  • Art
  • Philosophy

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MLA Handbook

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Best Bet! The MLA Style Center: Writing Resources from the Modern Language Association 

Formatting a Research Paper. 

Sample Papers in MLA Style. From the Modern Language Association
The following essays, which won the 2019 MLA Student Paper, provide models for organizing and working with sources.  They also demonstrate MLA documentation style and paper formatting. - MLA site viewed 1/8/2020

The OWL. MLA Formatting and Style.  Purdue Online Writing Lab 

Harbert Writing Center

The Harbert Writing Center (HWC) at the University of Montevallo is located in Comer 311. The Harbert Writing Center is affiliated with the University of Montevallo Department of English.   The HWC offers free writing feedback for students with writing projects  in all content areas.  For more information visit the Harbert Writing Center site.