Online MLA Guides
Print MLA Guides
MLA Style Manual and Guide to Scholarly Publishing
Rothrock/Lower Level PN147 .G444 2008
MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers
Rothrock/Lower Level LB2369 .G53 2009 LIBRARY USE ONLY
- When you use facts, opinions, theories, quotations, graphs, drawings, or other work created by another person, you must cite these works.
- A citation includes the author, title, date, and some additional information in a particular order and with specific punctuation for each type of work cited.
- If your readers want to read something you used, citations will lead them to the works you used.
When you use the MLA (Modern Language Association) style to write a research paper, you'll create a citation for each resource you used. Compile your citations on a page at the end of your paper, and title that page "Works Cited."
Important considerations when creating a citation for your Works Cited page:
- the components of your citation (author, title, date, etc.)
- the order in which the components appear (last name first for the first author, title after authors, etc.)
- abbreviations (Ed., Rpt., Ser., Trans., n.d., n.p.)
- use of abstracts, excerpts, and reprints
MLA Citation Breakdown for a Book with One Author
The Rowman & Littlefield Guide to Writing with Sources / James P. Davis
Rothrock/Lower Level PE1478 .D37 2012
The College Student's Research Companion / Arlene R. Quaratiello with Jane Devine
Rothrock/Lower Level Z710 .Q37 2011
Plagiarism: A How-Not-To Guide for Students / Barry Gilmore
Rothrock/Lower Level PN167 .G46 2009