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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.
What is Plagiarism
"Plagiarism is an act of fraud. It involves both stealing someone else's work and lying about it afterward."
The best way to Avoid Plagiarism is to cite your sources.
General Guidelines for MLA
For detailed information refer to the MLA Handbook (8th ed.) available at the Information Desk in the Library, ask your instructor, or Ask Us.
All sources of information and data, whether quoted directly or paraphrased, are cited with parenthetical references in the text of your paper.
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