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Citing and Avoiding Plagiarism: MLA Style

MLA Overview

The MLA Handbook is mostly used by high school and college students and was most recently updated in 2016. It gives step-by-step advice on every aspect of writing papers, from selecting a topic to submitting the completed paper. It provides an authoritative presentation of MLA documentation style for use in student writing.

The most recent edition of the MLA Handbook is kept at the Information Desk in the Library.

MLA Handbook, 8th edition. New York: MLA, 2016.

MLA Style

For specific details and examples on citing sources within a paper and on creating a Works Cited page, mouseover the "MLA Style" tab above and choose the appropriate subpage.

Click here Pdf Document for a brief guide to citing in MLA format.

Additional Info

Additional information on MLA style may be found at these websites:


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Kristen Bailey
Macon Library, Office 138
Subjects: History