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MLA Format

What is MLA format and why do we care?
MLA is just one of several formats that students use to properly credit the work of the authors they used in creating their work.  The main purpose of citation is to ethically use the information that a student finds in his or her research.  The format is specific; the same way that an essay, paragraph and sentence have their own punctuation and grammar rules, so do citations.

What do I need to know?
There are 3 parts to using MLA correctly, the Works Cited Page, the source citations, and the in-text citations.  The guides below will help you make sure that your work is done correctly.
The Source Citations
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The Works Cited Page 
Create before your in-text citations!

The In-text Citations
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