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Guide to Modern Language Association Format and Style

Torpedo typewriter, 2010, by Ziko via Wikimedia CommonsIf you work in or study the liberal arts and humanities, you probably make frequent use of Modern Language Association, or MLA, formatting. This guide walks you through the basics of using MLA: When it's appropriate, how to cite sources (in-text an in a Works Cited page), and how to format the overall document. You'll also find lesson plans for teaching basic research skills, tips and tricks for getting the most out of your own research time and information about related citation styles. We even have the answer to the peskiest formatting question of them all: How do you properly cite a web page?

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