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MLA Style Guide

Getting Started with MLA Style

About this Guide

This guide offers a variety of examples for the types of sources commonly used in academic assignments. Examples are based on our interpretation of the Modern Language Association's Handbook for Writer's of Research Papers, 8th edition.

NOTE: Your professor may have different citing expectations than the rules outlined in this guide. Always check at the beginning of term and before starting assignments that the citing rules you are using are appropriate for your class.

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