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Student Resources & Services: MLA

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Why We Cite

Citing your work is about more than just fulfilling the requirements for your assignment. Under U.S. Copyright Law, the creator of an original work (for example, an author) has the right to be credited for their work. Thus, it is a legal and ethical issue to document the sources you use. It is as well a demonstration of your trusted membership within the larger community of scholars. 

MLA Guides & Resources

  • MLA Website: Provides FAQ. Online tutorials and templates are not available.


Other Resources:

  MLA Guide: Created by the Library and Writing Center that highlights common reference and in-text citation examples.

         Citation Resources Guide: Guide provides information on the different citation formats and citation managers.

         Purdue Online Writing Center (OWL): Provides examples for nearly every type of MLA reference and much more.

What are DOI?

Digital Object Identifiers (DOI) are unique alphanumeric codes used to identify and link to articles.  DOIs are useful tools to help locate individual articles.  However, MLA does not require that DOIs be listed in the Works Cited list.

EasyBib Citation Guide for MLA

EasyBib provides clear examples of where to locate information for MLA style citations:

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