Citing Your Sources

The Modern Language Association (MLA) citation style is used in the humanities.

MLA uses parenthetical in-text citations which refer the reader to a reference list of works cited at the end of a research paper. Both in-text citations and a reference list are required for proper MLA citations.

Use the print MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers and MLA Style Manual and Guide to Scholarly Publishing. If you do not know how to cite a particular item or you are citing an item not found in this guide, consult the handbook or manual at the Research Help Desk. Use the MLA Tipsheet

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Content last reviewed: September 11, 2018