You will use MLA (Modern Language Association) 9th edition. MLA is used in the humanities area.
There are formatting rules one follows when writing a research paper (margins, page numbers, titles, capitalization, etc.), creating in-text citations in the body of the paper, and writing full citations in the References or the Works Cited page (the last page). View a MLA
sample paper. Some professors may ask you to submit your papers to Turnitin,
a plagiarism checking database.
You must have both
the in-text citations and the Works Cited page which is a list of all sources you used for your paper. There is an online citation builder, NoodleTools
, which you can use to create citations. You must log on through the library website in order to get free access.