Modern Language Association (MLA) style is commonly used in Humanities courses, such as English, for citing references in student papers.
The purpose of documentation is to:
This guide is based on the MLA Handbook (7th ed.) that was published in 2009.
Check out the "What's Different" box located on this page to learn more about what's different in the 7th edition.
Plagiarism “is the offering of words or ideas of another person as one’s own” (J.D. Lester, Writing Research Papers, 4th Ed., Scott, Foresman & Co., p. 95). It includes the use of direct or paraphrased material without proper documentation or attribution.
The following sections provide you with information and examples to help you cite the sources that you come across during your research.