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English Language Arts Education Resources: MLA 8th Edition

This guide contains access points to information specifically geared to assist in completing assignments in preparation for your Bachelor's degree in English Language Arts Education.

About MLA Style

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:

  • Identify (cite) other people’s ideas and information used within your essay or term paper.
  • Indicate the authors or sources of these in a Works Cited list at the end of your paper.

This guide is based on the MLA Handbook (8th ed.) that was published in April 2016. 

 

About Plagiarism

The best way to Avoid Plagiarism is to cite your sources.

 

Getting Started

The following sections provide you with information and examples to help you cite the sources that you come across during your research. 

General Guidelines

Books

Articles

Websites

Audiovisual Media

Images & Art

Other...

For more detailed information refer to the MLA Handbook (8th ed.) available at the Information Desk in the Library, ask your instructor, or Ask Us.

General Guidelines for MLA

  • All sources of information and data, whether quoted directly or paraphrased, are cited with parenthetical references in the text of your paper.
  • Double-space your entire paper, including the “Works Cited” list and any block quotes (116).
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