(Modern Language Association) Style (9th edition) is used in the humanities area. The free companion site
to the MLA Handbook
is now available. It gives guidance on formatting, plagiarism and academic dishonesty, and their ‘work cited: a quick guide’ section nicely illustrates visually what needs to be cited. A recommended online citation builder is BibGuru
, a free citation tool.
also has extensive resources explaining some of the new rules. 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.