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What is a style guide?
Authors working in the same field all use the same style guide when publishing their work. The style guide tells them how to write, how to format their pages, how to cite their sources, and more. Use of a consistent style allows readers to focus more on the content of article, and less on figuring out what the author really meant, or tracking down their sources.
Modern Language Association style
Have MLA questions? Get answers here:
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MLA sample paper
How do you format an MLA paper? Learn how here.
OWL MLA formatting and style guide
Where librarians go when they have questions on MLA. Information on general format of MLA research papers, in-text citations, endnotes/footnotes, and the works cited list from the Purdue Online Writing Lab at Purdue University.
The librarian says...
Make citations easy! When you start your research:
- Open a new Word document.
- Copy (from the database) and paste (into the Word document) the citation for each article you think you'll use.
- When you're done researching, you're also done with your works cited page!