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Citing Your Sources: MLA Style

This LibGuide will help you find out where to go to find information on how to create accurate citations for your papers.

MLA in the Library

The MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers not only covers citing sources and creating a Works Cited list, it focuses on all aspect of the research process -- from developing an idea, preparing an outline, evaluating your sources to suggestions on academic writingstyle. If you are asked to write a paper using MLA style, please consult the handbook in print.

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What is MLA Style?

MLA Style is used by most disciplines at Tyndale University College.

MLA style is used by millions of scholars and students in their academic writing.  MLA is the preferred documentation style for the liberal arts and humanities. MLA style consists of guidelines for documenting sources within the text of the manuscript as well as in the Works Cited list.  MLA style also provides the writer with general stylistic and writing guidelines.  The ability to properly use MLA citation formats and writing demonstrates your success in understanding the writing and research process. The proper use of MLA style also protects you, the author,  from accusations of plagiarism.

Consult the MLA Handbook for help with all stages of your research project.  The MLA Handbook covers the following components: 

  • Research and Writing
  • Plagiarism And Academic Integrity
  • The Mechanics of Writing
  • The Formatting of the Research Paper
  • Documentation: Preparing the List of Works Cited
  • Documentation: Citing Sources in the Text
  • Abbreviations
  • Guides to Writing

Web sites to help you with MLA Style