MLA Referencing

The MLA style of referencing uses in-text citations rather than footnotes or endnotes. The citations in-text are very brief, usually just the author's family name and a relevant page number. These citations correspond to the full references in the list of works cited at the end of the document.

Instructions and examples in this MLA guide are based on more detailed information in:

Gibaldi, Joseph. MLA handbook for writers of research papers. 7th ed. New York : Modern Language Association of America, 2009 (we have a number of editions of this book in our libraries).

Open the links below to find out how to correctly reference using the MLA style of referencing.  There is now an 8th edition, more information can be found by looking at the Purdue OWL website, see below. 



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