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MLA Style: Getting Started

What's in This Guide?

This guide provides basic information about MLA style and examples of citations for the most common types of resources. It is by no means comprehensive. If you do not find what you need in this guide, please refer to the ultimate authority: the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers

MLA Basics: Sample paper; citation elements

Citing Books: Citation format; examples for books

Citing Articles: Citation format; examples for articles

Citing Web Pages: Citation format; examples for web pages

In-Text Citations: Examples of proper in-text citations

Quoting Sources: Examples of proper quotations

Annotated Bibliography: What it is, and how to create one

Credit

Much of this guide is based on or copied with permission from the MLA LibGuide at Lorain County Community College.

The MLA Handbook

Published by the Modern Language Association, this handbook is the most authoritative resources for organizing your paper and citing sources, using MLA style.  The newest copy is available at the Bierce Library User Support Services Desk.